The dangers of online shopping

Women with CentsUncategorized

O.K. ladies, I’m crossing over to the “dark side” today. We’re going to talk about a topic that is not particularly well liked amongst the general public. A topic that only ever comes up at BBQs when a friend has had a bad experience. A topic that can be complex and confusing. I’m talking about….life insurance. Now STAY WITH ME … Read More

How do you measure up on THIS scale?

Women with CentsDebt, Mortgage

Now don’t get any ideas, I’m talking about your credit score! If you have ever come across the term ‘Credit Score’ or ‘Credit Report’ and wondered what the heck that is all about then you are not alone! Here are some insights into what it is and how it can affect your application for a loan in the future. A … Read More

Paying down multiple debts is as easy as A, B, C…

Women with CentsDebt

This week I want to tackle another great question from one of our community members: “What’s the best way to pay off loans when you have a few? We have a mortgage, a car loan, and a couple of credit cards. Should we consolidate all loans into one, or should we start with the smallest first?” Well, the answer is … Read More

3 Secrets to avoid arguing about money

Women with CentsBudgeting

Last week I wrote about our relationship with money (in particular, our credit cards!), which made me think that while on the subject it would be worthwhile to explore the impact money has on our relationships. I did some digging, and came across some interesting (and concerning) stats from Relationships Australia: Woah! So on that note, this week I reached … Read More

Breaking up is hard to do

Women with CentsDebt

So the other day I was chatting to a fellow Women with Cents member, when she mentioned my blog and said “I was really enjoying it up until the point you said to cut up my credit card. There’s no way I could do that!” I’m not surprised by her response, in fact it’s actually a very common reaction to … Read More

Would you do THIS if you had a spare $40k?

Women with CentsInvestment

This week I had another great “Ask Tash” question from our Women with Cents community: “What is the best thing I can do with $40k? It’s always difficult to make ends meet, but I’m looking to get ahead. What do you suggest is the best way to use it?” Before we can get you started on the exciting path of … Read More

Is Super a big waste of time?

Women with CentsInvestment, Superannuation

This week I wanted to share my answer to an “Ask Tash” question that was raised by one of the members of our Women with Cents community:
“My husband thinks that putting our money into super isn’t worth it. What’s your opinion?”