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Tools for managing your money

Need urgent help with your finances? Visit our full list of support services to find the right organisation for you.

Tips + Resources from Money Power Freedom podcast

Books

Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women are Worth Marilyn Waring
Originally published in 1988, this is a classic feminist analysis of women’s place in the world economy brought up to date in this reprinted edition, including a sizeable new introduction by the author.


How to be a Super Smart Woman: New Strategies for Superannuation Pauline Taylor
This easy-to-read, easy-to-follow book will change the way you do your finances. It explains how super works, ways to grow your super, ways to manage budgets and finances. In short, it has all the financial steps women can take at every stage in life to ensure a better future.


Quarterly Essay Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap Annabel Crabb
In Men at Work, Annabel Crabb deploys political observation, workplace research and her characteristic humour and intelligence to argue that gender equity cannot be achieved until men are as free to leave the workplace (when their lives demand it) as women are to enter it.


Wonder Woman’s Guide to Money: The Busy Woman’s Guide to Money Management and Wealth Building Natasha Jensens
If making financial decisions leaves you feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. In fact, research has found that women are not as confident as men when it comes to managing finances, regardless of their actual financial capability.

Documentaries

For Love or Money: A History of Women and Work in Australia
For Love or Money is a superbly crafted feature documentary which tells the story of women’s working lives throughout Australia’s history. It is a celebration of women’s courage, resilience and humour, drawing on over 200 films produced in Australia between 1906 and 1983.

Podcasts

The Pineapple Project
Hilarious and informative, this podcast helps you to navigate the treacherous waters of finances, from getting out of debt and buying your first property and even money and relationships. A must-listen. 


She’s on the money
Millennial money expert and financial adviser Victoria Devine shares her foolproof tips for financial freedom. Together with her guests, she digs into everything from Afterpay to HECS, our embarrassing money mistakes and empowering money wins. 


Tender
Tender is a thoughtful podcast series about what happens when women leave abusive relationships. It follows one woman’s story as she slowly—but surely—gets to know herself again.

Organisations

Finance Women
Finance Women specialises in financial planning for women. They provide Australian women with practical financial advice, education and coaching.


Fitted for Work 
Fitted for Work is an innovative organisation and the first of its kind in Australia. They help women experiencing disadvantage get work, keep work and navigate their world of work.


Justice Connect
A legal service closing the justice gap by connecting people and community groups with the help they need.


Koorie Women Mean Business
Koorie Women Mean Business (KWMB) is a pro – active organisation with a membership of Aboriginal women living in regional, rural, and metropolitan Victoria. KWMB provides support to women and girls in their ‘business’ at the community level.


Let’s Talk Money
‘Let’s Talk Money’ is a financial literacy program that aims to support the economic empowerment of migrant and refugee women living in the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.


One Roof
One Roof is Australia’s leading co-working space for women-led businesses, and a space for startups and corporations to run workshops, host events or book launches.


WEstJustice
WEstJustice is a community organisation that provides free legal help to people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.


WIRE (Women’s Information Referral Exchange)
WIRE is the only Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service run by women and non-binary people for women, non-binary and gender-diverse people.

Reports

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and is managed by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Socials

Ladies Talk Money
Ladies Talk Money
is a video series that tackles the complex relationship between women, our finances and the barriers keeping us from achieving true financial equality


The Broke Generation
The Broke Generation is a resource for Millennials and Gen Ys who want to learn how to get financially fit run by Emma Edwards a finance blogger.


MoneyGirl
MoneyGirl is a social enterprise focused on making financial education more fun and accessible for young Australian women. MoneyGirl delivers educational programmes for the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Support Services

The Economic Abuse Reference Group
The Economic Abuse Reference Group is an informal group of community organisations  which influences government and industry responses to the financial impact of family violence. Their members include family violence services, community legal services and financial counselling services.


Good Shepherd Microfinance
Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach.


Workplace Gender Equity Agency
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.


Your Toolkit
Your Toolkit provides women facing domestic violence and financial abuse support and help on the path to an independent, confident and safe life.

Websites

economic Security4Women
eS4W is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society.


Ecstra
A not-for-profit organisation committed to building the financial capability of all Australians within a fair financial system part of the National Financial Capability Strategy, a network supporting people to manage their money.


Financial Basics Foundation
Financial Basics Foundation is a non-profit organisation providing free financial literacy resources to educators around Australia.


MoneyMinded
Money Minded is an adult financial education program developed by ANZ in 2002 in consultation with community and government stakeholders and education experts.


Money Smart
The Money Smart website contains free and impartial guidance and tools from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).


National Debt Hotline
The National Debt Hotline is a not-for-profit that offers free, independent and confidential financial counselling within Australia. 


Women and Money
Women + Money is a resource created by WIRE, an information and support service for women in Victoria.


Women in Super
Women in Super is a national advocacy and networking group for women employed in the superannuation and wider financial services industries. 


Women Talk Money
Women Talk Money is a website that assists women in having healthier financial conversations with their partners.