Friends With Money #36: Women and wealth

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March 8 is International Women's Day.

In 2022, are women still behind their male counterparts when it comes to financial planning and investments?

This week, Money's senior journalist Nicola Field and financial adviser Anne Graham join Money's Julia Newbould to discuss the question: When it comes to financial matters, are women left behind when it comes to income, superannuation, and confidence in investing?

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We discuss:

  • Why focus on women and finance?
  • What should women be doing to get in control of their financial well-being?
  • Is it ever too late to improve your financial situation?
  • Why is it important to get advice on your current financial position?
  • Are younger women managing money better today than in the past?
  • What's the best money advice for women today?

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Julia Newbould is one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. She was previously editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines; managing editor at InvestorInfo and at Morningstar Australia. Julia co-authored The Joy of Money, a book on women and personal finance. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney where she serves on the alumni council.

Anne Graham is CEO and director of Story Wealth Management. A certified financial planner and CPA, she holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Phillip Institute of Technology and a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment from KAPLAN. She has been involved in various committees, advisory councils and not-for-profit organisations throughout her career, including a number of years as a director of Future2 Foundation.

A former Chartered Accountant, Nicola Field has been a regular contributor to Money for 20 years, and writes on personal finance issues for some of Australia's largest financial institutions. She is the author of Investing in Your Child's Future and Baby or Bust, and has collaborated with Paul Clitheroe on a variety of projects including radio scripts, newspaper columns, and several books.