Nearly 9,000 women signed up for the Febusave 2010 campaign, for example: 2,307 pledged to give up buying lunch 1,118 pledged to give up treats 162 pledged to give up taxis These might not seem like much; but little changes like this can make a real difference to your finances. My pledge was to stop … [Read more…]
For the month of February I decided to give up driving to work and bank the savings. It’s been surprisingly easy to catch the train each day, even if it does mean I need to plan ahead a bit more. The savings have been a real eye-opener, especially when one of my friends mentioned how … [Read more…]
As part of the ANZ Bank’s Febusave campaign I’ve been following up on my pledge to catch public transport as much as possible during February, especially for the commute to the office. I’m finding the daily train trip gives me a few unexpected benefits in addition to saving money: more time to work on projects … [Read more…]
Sound finances give women true freedom of choice, it is the key to giving women options in life. When @fibendall approached me about supporting the ANZ Bank’s Febusave campaign I was interested because I have first hand experience of the challenges raised by poor money management skills. I met with the ANZ people and asked … [Read more…]
We do not often share stories about our personal finances (except perhaps to boast of some great success?) but here are some hard won lessons I have learned. My parents were not great savers, subsisting from pay to pay in the way that many workers do. Thus I did not learn much about saving as … [Read more…]
Getting women to think about their finances, to plan and save more is important. The better control we have over our finances the more choices we have in life. Why not click the badge below and join us for Febusave?
Women share amazing amounts of information with each other – about relationships, family, sex, fashion, friends – often in quite intimate detail. But one of our remaining taboo areas is money. I can hardly recall any conversations with girlfriends about money and its management. Recently I was horrified to discover that: 51% of women would … [Read more…]