Be a Super Woman with money!

What follows is directly cut from a media release in an email received by feminaust . We have chosen to reproduce and publish it as finances and money are a huge issue for many women in Australia. Please be aware we are in no way connected with VicSuper and have no ability to recommend or otherwise this program. That said, MsElouise will be taking advantage of the free seminars for her own financial planning! xx

Did you know that women in Australia today are like likely to retire with 40% less super than men? Clearly that’s not ideal! Many women feel that managing money properly is beyond them. We’re happy to spend money, in fact we’re great at that, but financial planning for an unknown future seems too daunting and overwhelming. VicSuper is helping to rectify the situation by launching their annual Super Woman Money Program.

Beginning soon after International Women’s Day (March 8th), the Super Woman Money Program will help women learn more about their finances, take better control of their money and help improve their lifestyle now and in the future. It’s time for us chicks to pull our heads out of the sand!

It’s no secret that women still earn less than men, with an 18% gender gap. Women also tend to take more time out of the workforce, particularly when they have children, again reducing the amount of super they accumulate. We usually retire earlier and live longer than men, so we really need to be in a strong financial position if we want to have a comfortable later life. 

This is the second year of the12 week Super Woman Money Program. It is designed to help women get a better grip on all aspects of their finances. It is free and includes: 

·      12 weekly emails with an achievable ‘step’ to take towards becoming a Super Woman with money (the first will be distributed on the 20th of March) 

·      4 Melbourne events:

o   April 10: Money Bootcamp – Catherine Robson

How to save fast & build your own spending plan

Time: 5.45pm – 7.45pm, Melbourne CBD

 

o   May 1: Super for every Super Woman – Katrina McPhee

Super planning for women

Location: Melbourne CBD

 

o   May 22: What women want – Nicole Heales

Planning your (female) finances

Time: 5.45pm – 7.45pm, Melbourne CBD

 

o   June 12: Girls just wanna have funds – Sarah Riegelhuth

Investment strategies for women

Time: 5.45pm – 7.45pm, Melbourne CBD

·      A dedicated website with an Ask the Expert section where women can post questions to financial planners

·      Access to the VicSuper ‘300 ways to save money’ tips 

Barbara Norris, the Chair of VicSuper says “Research shows that of all retired households, single women are the most likely to be dependent on the on the full Age Pension for their income. That’s just under $730 per fortnight (2012). It’s clear that the more we can do to assist women to overcome the financial issues associated with lower wages and time out of the workforce, the better off we’ll be as a society.”

To sign up for the program go to www.superwomanmoney.com. For a sneak peak at one of last year’s events, Money Bootcamp, click here. If last year’s program is any indication, this year’s program will be super successful too.

Ms Norris is proud of VicSuper’s commitment to the education and financial welfare of women. “We have more than 130,000 female members and are keen to assist them, and all women, to take control of their financial futures.”

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

3 thoughts on “Be a Super Woman with money!

  1. This is great information to bring to womens attention. I wish something like this would be available in Perth. I also wish the Government would look at implementing full paid superannuation along with maternity leave/carers leave.

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