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Are these 3 things making you doubt your money skills?

In my experience, women are more likely to believe we are not good enough, versus the (actually very likely) opposite view that we are exactly as good as we need to be. If I think about my own life, and... Continue Reading →

The most important rules for investing (and maybe dating)

I've had a few questions from people lately that all come back to one thing: the basics of investing. And you know what, they never change. The markets rise and fall, the economy goes up and down, but two things... Continue Reading →

A small request not to freak the hell out about the world right now

Sure things aren't perfect. Sure we are facing an outbreak of Coronavirus, but maybe it's best to just sit yourself down like Elle Woods watching hot guys play sport. (On TV though, to be safe). Of course, some people will... Continue Reading →

If you can shop for clothes, you can shop for shares

"Nobody in my family has ever bought shares. It's all new to me. I'd like to be able to do it myself. Is there an 'easy way'? Probably not." This is part of a message I got from an old... Continue Reading →

Why investing is just like wearing false eyelashes: the pep talk you’ve been waiting for

A long time ago I bought a variety box from Sephora that came with a set of Huda Beauty false eyelashes.  I often looked wistfully at this wonderful creation. If only I were that kind of woman. You know, the... Continue Reading →

From Arts student to Finance nerd: if I can invest, then you can too

I'm the least likely finance blogger. I dropped maths in Year 12. Messed up chemistry because 'I didn't know there'd be so much maths in it!'. Picked a university course devoted to History, English, French and Latin. Because of course... Continue Reading →

The ultimate ‘get started’ guide to investing (and stuff)

So, you've made the decision.  It's time to put on your serious-lady-suit (Romy and Michelle style) and get busy with money. Whether daunting, exciting - or both - you need to start somewhere. And that's where it can come undone. What... Continue Reading →

It’s not you, it’s them: why finance seems boring AF, and what you can do about it

If finance seems about as exciting to you as a relationship with Aidan, I've found one of the reasons why. I had this insight while witnessing one of the beloved rituals of the investment industry: roadshows. It goes like this:... Continue Reading →

If financial planners are greedy, dishonest or stupid, who should we trust?

That's a big call, I know. But it's what the Royal Commission (RC) into financial services seems to be suggesting. Not all financial planners, just the ones who've been blowtorched by bad-arse special counsel Rowena Orr, affectionately  nicknamed 'Shock-and-Orr' by... Continue Reading →

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