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We chat with Lisa Roberts, Manager in the Liquidity and Implementation Team at AustralianSuper, about managing the work/life balance whilst raising a child. You’re a Manager in the Liquidity and Implementation team at AustralianSuper.   How do you manage the work/life balance? Since returning to work I no longer work on BAU activities, as that is pretty difficult to do on a part time basis. I work three full days a...
The saying 'make hay while the sun shines' holds true for dealing with home loan interest rates. If you make extra repayments while rates are low you will reduce your loan balance, save on interest and build a buffer to minimise the impact of future rate rises. If you are not sure by how much you might increase your repayments, you could: Increase your repayments as if rates were already 2% higher Round up your...
Parents play an important role in shaping their kids’ financial behaviour and attitude towards money. Many teenagers rely on their mum and dad to set the right example when it comes to managing finances.   Of course, it’s not always easy to talk to teenagers about money, particularly as they approach adulthood. Bearing that in mind, we’ve pinpointed three areas where you can help prepare your kids to navigate the...
We recently outlined three company benefits Australian mums are looking for from an employer – an organisation’s culture and values were one of them.  It makes sense that many working mums want to align themselves with an employer that gives back to the community. One of Broadspectrum’s key priorities is ensuring that they are as focused on social value as they are on business success. They have a continuous...
While there is much focus on the qualities and skills that employers look for in employees, not much is said concerning the things job seekers look for in an employer. But isn’t that just as important? We often hear women say, ‘I’m just a mum.’ Hold up, ladies – there is no ‘just’ about it. Any mum will tell you that being a parent is the hardest job there is, and one that equips you with a...
We chat with  Connectpreneurs Plus  member, Anne Ryan, who helps mums create a life they love. Tell us about your business. I am an experienced mumpreneur who recently completed my study as a life and business coach and I am following the International Coaching Federation path for accreditation. I offer coaching services to mums who dread their 9-5 work but need to work for financial reasons or otherwise. I...
Superannuation is important for all women, but probably even more so for Stay At Home Mums (SAHMs). Having a break from paid work reduces our ability to contribute to our super leaving us much worse off than others when it comes to retirement age. There are a few things that you can do to boost your super as a SAHM: Small contributions go a long way The first step to making sure retirement savings stay on track is to find room...