Finance round up: energy saving tips, salary comparisons, is it worth it returning to work + more

I have started writing a weekly article for the new website Money Circle. Money Circle is a community for women sharing their wisdom on money and how to make the most of it. Every month or so I will share a summary of my posts. You can find my previous collections of posts here.

5 energy saving tips for winter

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It is possible to make it through the winter without the energy bill soaring. You can read the full article where I share my tips here.

Women vs Men: The reality of salary comparison

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The 2012 GradStats report by Graduate Careers Australia showed their was a $5k gap between the median full-time employment starting salaries for male and female graduates. (Males = $55,000, Females = $50,000). The gap becomes even bigger the longer females are in the workforce. You can read the full post here.

Best podcasts for financial knowledge

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Podcasts are a great way to keep informed and this collection of podcasts bring you the latest information on personal finance and broader economic issues. You can read the full post here.

Jobs for mums: Is it worth going back to work?

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In a recent Australian survey, a third of women who have returned to the work force, felt it was not financially viable for them to be back at work but they had returned for other reasons. Doing the maths on returning to work is only one part of the equation when considering returning to work. You can read the full post here.

5 lessons to teach your kids about credit cards

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Do your kids know how credit cards work? I was reminded how important it is to talk to kids about credit cards when one of our sons, suggested to me I should “just put it on the card”! You can read the full post here.