The Socialite and the Sous Chef

Got an appetite for fine dining? An exquisite restaurant that tantalises the taste buds will usually ask us to put our money where our m...

October 5, 2021

Don’t Want to Work Longer Because of COVID-19?

Money expert Vanessa Stoykov explains how COVID-19 has affected some Australian's finances for the worst - and shares her top tips on wh...

December 19, 2020

Should You Take Your Super?

There has been a lot of press around the early release of the super scheme, and the fact that Australians have taken $28 billion out of ...

August 18, 2020

3 Ways to Change your Money Thinking after COVID-19

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forever changed the way we live and think. Most of us now have accepted that some things will never ...

July 28, 2020

3 Reasons Not To Touch Your Super

I read with some dismay the numbers coming in from the first $10,000 released under the super early release scheme. With more ...

July 7, 2020

Notice This One Thing to Improve Your Finances

By now the lockdown has really taken hold and we are all starting to understand what it really means living with social distancing and e...

April 28, 2020

3 Money Lessons to Take from COVID-19

There are many things we are all having to relearn during this pandemic. While it was certainly challenging to begin with, it seem...

April 21, 2020

Why Six Months of Savings is the New Black

As the dust settles on the shock of COVID-19, and the social isolation rules start to relax a little, it is time to reflect on what we h...

April 10, 2020

2020, Climate and Your Money

My first blog back for 2020 - after an eventful holiday period, mainly dominated by bushfires. Yes, Australia is...

January 10, 2020

The Magic Number, Revealed

A very interesting statistic came to light in the recent Australian Talks National survey, in which more than 50,000 Australians...

October 23, 2019

5 Steps to Improve Your Finances When You’re Clueless About Money

So many times people throw their hands in the air when it comes to money - where does it go, and how does it slip through your fingers? ...

April 23, 2019

Three Most Common Money Traps and How to Avoid Them

We all do it - fall into money traps without even knowing. Life is so busy today, there are so many pressures on us, that sometimes maki...

April 2, 2019

Are you the 1 in 3 Aussies in danger?

Here is a statistic that really troubles me. 1 in 3 Aussies don't have more than 1 month’s salary saved for emergencies. That means th...

March 5, 2019

How to avoid falling into debt this holiday season

It's the festive season already, and for many people that means spending a much more significant amount of money than usual, but it does...

December 11, 2018

Don’t Panic About Retirement, Prepare

For the past year or so, I have made it my business to conduct an interesting social experiment. When I am with friends, or extend...

October 8, 2018

Money Mistakes to Avoid from Someone Who Has Made Them

Revealing the most common mistakes made by Australians in their 20's all the way up to 60's is close to my heart - after all at the age ...

July 11, 2018

How Will You Fund Your Retirement?

When you read the research done by social researcher Mark McCrindle, you start to get your head around what will be, without a doubt, a ...

August 9, 2017