MY MONEY BLOG
How current events might impact you and your money.
Fitness for SMEs
Many business owners get into business without the advantage of formal financial management education, but with greater understanding of the numbers in their business, they’re empowered to make more informed decisions on a daily basis. Our Financial Fitness for SMEs course is a starting point to improving financial confidence.GET STARTED
Managing cyber threats in your business.
Cyber attacks present a growing threat to businesses. Preparing your business for when a cyber attack may occur can be a daunting task. This article shares tips to help you get started.Read now
Mob Pod - Cara Peek from Cultural Intelligence Project
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
Getting ready for tax time.
With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, it’s important to start preparing to complete your tax return.Read now
Tips to save money on car expenses.
Owning your own car can be convenient, however it’s not always cheap. Some of the tips in this article may be worth considering to help you save money on owning and running your car.Read now
The impact of increasing interest rates.
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
5 tips to an Egg-cellent Easter without blowing your budget.
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
The cost of pets: Can you afford your own fur baby?
We break down the numbers to help you with that important decision of whether or not to become a paw parent.Read now
Tips for first home buyers to be ready to buy in 2022.
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
The impact of rising interest rates.
For the first time in over 10 years, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has flagged that given the current and predicted economic conditions interest rates are going to rise. This article looks at how that may impact Aussie homeowners.Read now
How to teach good money habits early in life.
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
Mob Pod: Melinda Brown – Spirit Dreaming Australia.
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
Mob Pod: Trish Frail - Thulii Ngemba Cafe.
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
Helpful steps to buying your first home.
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
Financial wellbeing and your mental health.
Feeling financially confident and good mental health are interconnected. In our latest blog, we share financial wellbeing steps to navigate towards better financial and mental health in uncertain times.Read now
How to reduce financial stress associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Understand the cost of health care and treatment following the diagnosis of cancer. Learn where to find financial support.Read now
Financial education and financial goal setting for athletes.
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
Making the most of higher super contribution caps and salary sacrificing.
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
5 business improvement tips.
Business improvement is the process of measuring, changing, and evaluating your business functions. See our top 5 tips for enhancing your business here.Read now
Building financial confidence in Indigenous communities.
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
Celebrating 10 years of helping people build financial confidence!
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
IWD2021 #Choosetochallenge … financially.
This year's theme for International Women's Day is #Choosetochallenge. Our challenge for you from the Davidson Institute is to boost your financial confidence, Not only does this help improve your own financial wellbeing but it has potential benefits for the broader community too.Read now
Valentine’s Day Gifts & Date Ideas: Creative (and Cheap) Things to Do with Your Loved One.
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
Cheers to new Indigenous entrepreneurs’ model.
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
Business trends and challenges for the 'new now' after coronavirus.
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
Helpful tips to avoid a ‘silly season’ financial hangover.
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
Financial planning tips for a brighter Diwali.
Diwali is the perfect time to prioritise you and your family’s financial wellbeing. Find tips to help you with financial planning, savings and investment here.
Support for Carers: Improving Financial Wellbeing.
Are you a carer looking for support for financial hardship? Learn about the support for carers that is currently available in Australia.Read now
Dementia Care: Understanding the Impact.
Understand the impact of dementia care and the importance of being prepared to manage your money.Read now