MY MONEY BLOG
How current events might impact you and your money.
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Cara Peek is a multi-award-winning social disruptor from Remote Northern Australia. She identifies as many things, a Yawuru/Bunuba woman, a successful lawyer, a diverse entrepreneurial leader, and an innovative Cultural Intelligence Strategist.
The Davidson Institute’s Lisa Gissing talks to Cara about her journey and her thoughts on NAIDOC 2022.Listen now
Over the past 10 years, Australians have enjoyed a low interest rate environment. However, in May 2022, the Reserve Bank of Australia began increasing their Target Cash Rate as a measure to stem climbing inflation. This video addresses the potential impact of rising interest rates on Aussie home owners with a mortgage.Watch now
If you’re a young Australian who has just joined the workforce, it’s important to develop a healthy money mindset. This will help you track your financial situation and ideally increase your financial success in the longer term.Read now
Easter is coming. A time for family, travelling and of course eating chocolate. Check out our 5 tips to helping you and your family have an Egg-cellent Easter without blowing your budget.Read now
We break down the numbers to help you with that important decision of whether or not to become a paw parent.Read now
Buying a home can be exciting and life changing. If you’re saving to buy your first home, this article has tips so you can purchase your first home with confidence.Read now
To help children learn about managing money they need to see their parents make smart spending and saving choices. Communicating a clear message about money helps to instil good money habits fostering future financial wellbeing.Read now
Melinda Brown is a Ngunnawal woman and is the Director of Spirit Dreaming Education and Training Solutions and Australian Family Group Conferencing. She speaks with Lisa Gissing about what she loves most about being a business owner and the importance of cash flow.Listen now
Trish Frail, owner and operator of Thulii Ngemba café in Brewarina in North West NSW has converted her backyard into a café that specialises in cooking everything with a native ingredient. She shares her business lessons learnt and the joy she has in being a business owner.Listen now
The Australian property market is in a transformative period with unprecedented demand, low stocks, and some of our lowest interest rates ever, making it even more challenging for women looking to buy their first home. Here’s some helpful tips to get you underway.Read now
Understand the cost of health care and treatment following the diagnosis of cancer. Learn where to find financial support.Read now
Managing personal finances as an athlete is as important as stretching before an event. Learn how to plan for the future with our financial education tips.Read now
Want to find out how to boost your superannuation savings? After July 1 the new pre-tax cap will be $27,500. Find out how to make the most of higher super contribution caps.Read now
As accredited Financial Wellbeing Champions with Westpac’s Davidson Institute, Darren and Leigh deliver financial education to Indigenous communities. Read why they joined the program and the impact the education is having locally.Read now
The Davidson Institute is excited to be celebrating its 10th anniversary of helping Australians build their financial confidence and work towards a better financial future.Read now
Valentine’s on a budget? We’ve got you covered. Money can’t buy love, so show you care in a different way. Check out our unique Valentine’s Day ideas in this article.Read now
Sobah, the first non-alcoholic craft beer company in Australia, is tapping into what’s shaping up as one of the fastest growing beer sub-categories. Meeting strong demand for their products, however, has meant finding the funds to expand operations, a challenging prospect for the small, largely self-funded business. But Sobah recently secured a big win by becoming the first business to benefit from a newly formed partnership between First Australians Capital (FAC) and Westpac aimed at backing emerging Indigenous businesses.Read now
A ‘new now’ is upon us, and Australian businesses are facing a dynamic environment. Prepare for the future with our coronavirus predictions for businesses.Read now
The ‘silly season’, as it’s affectionately known, means different things for different people but it generally brings with it many costs that aren’t part of our everyday. This article shares some simple tips to help manage the extra costs to help you avoid starting the new year with a financial hangover.Read now
Are you a carer looking for support for financial hardship? Learn about the support for carers that is currently available in Australia.Read now
As new JobKeeper changes take effect, it’s important to learn how to budget and save on a low income.Read now