Is your job costing you money?

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Debt

Do you find yourself earning a good wage but still struggling to get ahead? If so, it is time to consider whether your job is getting in your way. This may sound counter-intuitive, given that most people assume that the more money we make, the more we can afford to save and the more wealth we can accumulate. However, quite … Read More

My $150,000 mistake

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Debt, Insurance

The biggest mistake I ever made was not paying enough attention to life insurance while I was young, fit and healthy. I first came across the term ‘life insurance’ when I was in my mid-twenties. I had just landed a corporate role at KPMG, and one of the perks was a life insurance policy and some income protection, paid for … Read More

5 Questions to help you Recharge and Reset for the New Year

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Debt

With yet another new year upon us, the holiday period is a great opportunity to recharge, reset and if need be, turn over a new leaf. It is also a popular time for setting some new goals, which, lets face it, we have often long given up on by the time March rolls around. In order to have a greater … Read More

This credit card myth could be keeping you in debt!

Support @ Women with CentsBlog, Debt

This week I am turning myth-buster to answer a question that I received from the Women with Cents community: “We currently have a credit card debt of around $2,800 and it’s the only debt we have. We are hoping to buy a home in the next couple of years and since all our big purchases have been paid in cash … Read More

Drowning in debt? Here’s what you can do.

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Have you heard of the Australian Debt Clock? If you haven’t its worth looking at. It tallies, live, the amount of debt that Australian’s have – and let me tell you, it goes up faster than you can imagine. And those numbers will be well and truly out of date by the time I send this blog! So if you’re … Read More

We were bankrupt… can we get into property?

Women with CentsBlog, Debt, Investment, Mortgage

Hi Tash, we are one year out of bankruptcy and currently renting. We are in our late 30’s with three young children and have come to the conclusion it may be some time before we can purchase our own home.  We are consistently saving $1K per month. I’ve come up with a plan to purchase a unit (if we can … Read More

Is bankruptcy the answer?

Women with CentsBlog, Debt

“Hi Tash, I am considering filling for bankruptcy – my investment property was taken by the bank and sold for peanuts. I have $40k in debts. The constant pressure and worry about money is making me sick. At least this way I can start fresh – thoughts?” I am sorry to hear you have been having such a bad run. … Read More

Should we take on more debt now to be better off later? 

Women with CentsBlog, Debt, Investment, Mortgage

This week I’m answering a community question from a fellow Women with Cents looking to take on some additional debt… My partner and I both have one investment property each which we are paying principal and interest on, and have separate bank accounts, with all our savings in our offset accounts. As they are relatively new loans, both properties are … Read More