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Key lessons learnt

From humble beginnings, the 10thousandgirl programs have now reached over 10,000 women. I know that was the goal we were working towards but some days I can still hardly believe it. As I hand over the reins as 10thousandgirl’s CEO this year, I feel buoyed by the International Women’s Day theme for 2017 #BeBoldForChange and […]

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We have changed the lives of 10,000 women: THANK YOU

THANK YOU to those of you who stepped up in your lives to create positive change. A special THANK YOU to those of you who shared your stories with us. On the nights I’d be up to 3am working, at times feeling resentful at the huge amount of volunteer hours I’d invest (rather than playing […]

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Sneak Peek Into A Workshop – Prime 7 News, Armidale

As we wrap up the March 2015-March 2017 Regional Women’s Financial Literacy Roadshow, it’s exciting to reflect on the places we’ve been and the incredible women we’ve met. Thank you to all the truly wonderful women who participated. Thank you to the local panelists who came and generously shared their expertise, thank you to the […]

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Protect Yourself! Here’s How.

  Injury and illness are a fact of life. Sadly, we all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, was injured in a car accident, experienced a bout of depression or lost a partner suddenly. No-one wants to think about worse case scenarios but the way to feel financially secure is to plan for […]

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Considering a divorce? A financial checklist

    A relationship breakdown changes many aspects of your life, including your finances. It is a time when you need to make many decisions about your money which is why the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have developed new tools to help. The Divorce and separation financial checklist and the Asset stocktake calculator provide […]

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HELP Loan: to repay or not to repay

  HELP (Higher Education Loan Programme – used to be known as HECS) is a government scheme which provides a loan to students to fund the cost of tuition of Commonwealth Supported university places, many people know this as HECS. The cost of your tuition is calculated and you have a loan account established for […]

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Farm Succession Planning: Beyond the Grave

Often clients jokingly say to me: “Oh they will know what to do. And I won’t care anyway – as I’ll be dead!” Those of you living in rural areas may be only too familiar with the heartache and despair that can ruin a thriving family when inadequate provision has been made for sensible succession […]

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Top 5 questions about love and money – with answers!

  What’s the number one piece of advice you say to women about managing their money?  Know your numbers!  You should always know where your super is, how much interest you are paying on loans, credits cards etc. I’m thinking about separating from my partner, what should I be thinking about? If you are across […]

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Make your future dreams reality: take charge of your super today!

Everyone can benefit from making small contributions into super, which — over a period of time — can make a big difference to your future. It’s never too late to start putting something extra aside for the years ahead.   Here’s how three different people — all in similar jobs — approach their super and […]

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5 ways to pay off your home loan 5 years ahead of schedule

  Paying off your home loan over a period of 30 can seem like forever.  Whilst it is a long term commitment, here are 5 easy steps that can help you own your home sooner: Switch from monthly to fortnightly repayments. By doing this alone, a $500,000 mortgage can be paid off in 25 years and […]

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Regional Workshops Report! Armidale

We wrapped up our regional financial literacy tour ‘Better Money Management’ with fantastic workshops in Moree and Armidale this month. We had a wonderful turn out in both towns – thank you – and Armidale’s buzzing energy and enthusiasm was the perfect way to finish off our 18 town tour. Since we launched the regional […]

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Are bricks and mortar really the best honey pot?

Wouldn’t you love an investment honey pot that produces enough income to let you retire early, or let you help out family and friends, or perhaps work part time? There’s another name for that honey pot: it’s called an investment portfolio. However when it comes to building an investment portfolio, many of my clients only […]

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