3 steps on the road to equality

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Superannuation, Uncategorized

Australian women have come a long way in recent history. The right to vote, the right to an education, the right to contraception, and freedom of choice over what we wear, who we marry (or whether we marry at all) and what we do. Women now make up close to half of the Australian workforce, and there is an increasing … Read More

5 ways to put your febfast savings to work

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Insurance, Investment, Mortgage, Superannuation

If you are looking for a great opportunity to raise some money for a good cause, improve your health AND boost your bank balance, all in one swift blow, then look no further than febfast! Febfast is a fundraising initiative by Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS), aimed at supporting disadvantaged young people aged 12-25. To get involved you need … Read More

Don’t forget to do this before 1 July!

Women with CentsBlog, Superannuation, Uncategorized

If you’re anything like most people, chances are that any letters or statements from your super fund immediately go either in the bin or in a non-urgent pile of mail to be dealt with at a later time. However, hidden in among those letters rests something very important, that has the potential to significantly affect your income in the future. … Read More

6 simple ways to boost your super while on maternity leave

Women with CentsBlog, Superannuation

When it comes to couples deciding who should stay at home to look after the kids, it is not uncommon for women to be the ones to take an extended career break, especially when you consider the cost of childcare. A 2018 KPMG report titled The cost of coming back: Achieving a better deal for working mothers, found that for … Read More

Should I set up an SMSF?

Women with CentsBlog, Superannuation

“Hi Tash, what is the deal with self-managed super funds, are they the way to go? What are the pros and cons of doing it yourself?” So for those who haven’t heard of the concept, a self-managed superannuation fund (or an SMSF) is a private superannuation fund that you manage yourself, instead of it being managed for you by a … Read More

Women are awesome, and yet…

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Investment, Mortgage, Superannuation, Uncategorized

Women. Are. Awesome. In case you need it, here’s proof. On top of it all, we work, cook, clean, shop, chauffeur, pay bills – often all simultaneously. You do it, I do it, together we kick some serious butt! Unfortunately, despite how awesome women are… we still tend to pass the buck on important money matters. Divorce, which is becoming … Read More

010: Ethical Investing

Women with CentsInvestment, Podcast, Superannuation

Is there a more socially conscious way to invest your money and grow your super? This is the topic I explore today with Kirsten Simpson, Corporate Responsibility Manager of VicSuper. For more information about VicSuper’s Ethical Investing options check out: https://www.vicsuper.com.au/sociallyconscious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_Ll0XC9mk

My money is stranded overseas – what should I do?

Women with CentsBlog, Superannuation

This weeks question from the community takes us global… Hi Tash, I’ve been divorced for three years now after settling with the courts in Scotland where our property was. I’ve been a stay at home mum most of my life as I travelled with my husband and children in postings around the world. We were transferred to Australia and that’s … Read More

Is property the key to a “feet-up” retirement?

Women with CentsBlog, Investment, Superannuation

This week we have a great question from the community about property and retirement. I am a single mum of three, with my youngest son in his final year at school. I have a small mortgage on an old house close to the city but I am never sure what the best options are to head towards retirement. I realise … Read More

I’m separated, should I be investing?

Women with CentsBlog, Investment, Superannuation, Uncategorized

Last week I brought you a community question and covered off part 1 of my answer. Here’s a reminder: “Hi Tash, I’m separated and we have just sold our property. Something that I would love advice on is where I should put my money that I receive from the sale. I can’t afford to buy, but want to know what is … Read More