001: Tips to finding summer savings

Women with CentsBudgeting, Podcast

Welcome to Cents and the City, the podcast where we discuss a topic so taboo, even Carrie Bradshaw would struggle to change the stigma. We are talking about, of course, money! In this episode I talk to Kirsty Lamont, Director of financial comparison website Mozo, about whether now is a good time to fix your home loan interest rate, Christmas … Read More

How much is too much?

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting

This week I tackle another great question from the community: “Hi Tash, I’m wondering – how much is too much to be spending on a hobby?” Let me start by saying that life is there to be enjoyed! I believe we should make room for more fun in our lives, especially because many of us spend what feels like most … Read More

The dreaded C word

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting

With the countdown to Christmas well under way it is important to prepare for what can quickly add up to being one of the most expensive holidays of the year. So for those of you who celebrate the holiday, here are some easy tips to save some cash – without scrimping on the Christmas cheer! Do you have any tips … Read More

Your survival guide to school holidays

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting

So the school holidays are already upon us, and it isn’t easy (on you, or your bank account!) to provide endless entertainment for your youngsters. So we’ve come up with a list of activities that are fun and inexpensive, to occupy the little ones over the next couple of weeks. You might even find some fun in here for you! … Read More

Travelling on a budget

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – ANON Having the opportunity to travel is magnificent. The things you see, the people you meet, the experiences you have – there is nothing like it. And with many parts of Australia in the middle of some seriously chilly weather, a bit of winter sun care of a … Read More

Could winter be costing you?

Women with CentsBudgeting

Despite the beautiful summer days we had in May, winter has now well and truly arrived. Things like energy efficient bulbs (some providers offer a free energy inspection and replacement service), door and window seals to stop heat escaping and water efficient shower heads can help you manage those costs. But what about unexpected things that might send your budget … 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

My Four Biggest Money Lessons

Women with CentsBudgeting

Two months after my 18th birthday I migrated to Australia from my war-torn home country in eastern Europe – without my family. How’s that for jumping straight into grown-up land? On top of that, I came from a country where life (and certainly finances) worked very differently to the way they do here. For example, back then no one I … Read More