The Treasurer’s announcement this week that men and women should push on longer and later in their years in jobs – up to 65 and in some cases 70 is controversial to a point – physical hard yakka is not easy at 65+ – comments have been made by scaffolding labourers and similar workers that the Treasurer might be able to forecast that length of time in his career – but not all physical labourers can last the (career) distance. My comment relates to my own story of the need to push on much longer than ever anticipated in order to fund myself and family. Read “Great Handbag – don’t forget your Briefcase” as a story that tells why ensuring physical fitness and stamina is important for reasons other than the Treasurer’s own belief – that of necessity!
A privilege to emcee the Annual Conference Dinner at Randwick Racecourse on Wednesday, 22nd August for ARCS – leaders in education and tech in the therapeutics industry. A fabulous event attended by near 400 delegates from Australia and abroad. I also had the privilege of facilitating a Conference session on Thursday 23rd August. Incredible minds – thoroughly enjoyed my two roles.
We had a successful Launch last Wednesday, 23rd May. Wow! 80 in the room. An invigorating Q & A session to Launch the book “Great Handbag – don’t forget your Briefcase”.
Fabulous feel – great accolades.
I’m overwhelmed with support for my Launch! Wow – how wonderful does support make us feel. I feel very blessed by the number of women coming along and showing support for my story. We will have a great night.
Keenly looking forward to this event at the invitation of Quyen Ngo and sharing my story.
come along and meet some other fabulous women at the Launch.
We have some very interesting and interested women attending.
The lessons about investing cannot come too soon for our Millennials.. I have found that when talking to high schools about speaking to students, which I am now doing, that the year most pressed for time, but in most urgent need therefore, are the year 12’s and their ‘wellbeing’ teachers are telling me just that. This advice comes at exactly the right time for the year 12’s – even though most of them will go on to tertiary education and be without a comfortable existence for some years until they eventually enter the workforce in a full time capacity. Yes I can see that – but show me a school leaver who doesn’t understand the need to work whilst studying in order to live that lifestyle of socialising – all takes money – whatever the choices they make.
I think today, IWD 2018 I feel proud to have had my book published!
“Great Handbag – don’t forget your Briefcase” is a personal story. A story about a radical change in financial circumstances caused by a change in the related law. businesses come and go through mismanagement, inactivity, change of heart – acquisition – but to have ‘big brother’ intervene and pull the rug from under you (so to speak) is shocking! Enjoy the book – can be found on the website.
In our lifetime we will receive bucket-loads of advice on matters financial. It happens at primary school and it happens in our families where our parents who learned their lessons about popping something into that money box – or savings account to have it mount up over time – will gently or not so gently remind us of the need to do likewise.
What I think makes a difference when teaching my own girls about finance is to set goals for themselves, so that bit by bit they see their financial savings growing. My advice to them has been to get into an investment property as soon as they possibly can – (when earning full time wages) start small and pay it off over time. Live in it or do not live in it – move in and out of it – live in it and rent out the other room to a friend etc. by having a goal – a tangible reason for saving (car, holiday etc) – the incentive makes it so much more reasonable.