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MoneySmart Week – Come And Join Me And Take Up A Money Challenge!

written by Shelley Marsh 20/08/2014
MoneySmart Week Challenge

The first week of September is a very exciting week in my calendar.  It is MoneySmart week!!!  For those who haven’t heard of MoneySmart week, it is a week dedicated to taking simple steps to make a positive difference to your finances.  It is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about your money and improve your money management skills.

To help us all do this, this year the people at MoneySmart Week have come up with seven FREE money challenges:

  • Ditch your debt (credit and debt)
  • Sort your super (superannuation)
  • Manage your money (budgeting)
  • Protect what’s precious (insurance)
  • Build your worth (saving & investing)
  • Plan ahead (estate planning)
  • Female financial fitness

There is also an eighth challenge for Under 18s called Start Early!

Each challenge gives you 3 easy steps to help you get on top of that issue.  All the challenges are completely FREE!!

So, don’t miss this opportunity to get you finances in order.  Pick an area (or two, or three or more) and take the challenge!

Also, if you share the fact you are doing a MoneySmart challenge on social media you could win one of seven daily prizes of a $500 gift card.  Please refer to the MoneySmart Week website below for the full details.

I will be doing all the challenges (except the youth one as I don’t really qualify anymore 🙂 ) so make sure you pop over to the Money Mummy Facebook page during MoneySmart Week to see how I am going with the challenges.

To find out more about the challenges, the social media competition and to register click here and visit the official MoneySmart Week website.

What will your MoneySmart Challenge be?


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The information contained in this post is general in nature and does not constitute financial advice.  Please see your financial advisor for advice specific to your individual circumstances.

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Alison 21/08/2014 at 8:09 am

I think we’ll do the “budgeting” – try and stop spending money on extra food (takeaway, snacks etc!), and we’ll see what we can do to increase the “saving & investing”. Good luck to you! 🙂 Cheers, Al

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:22 am

Thanks Alison – Yes it is all a bit of a juggle but I think participating in the challenges is a clever free way to increase your financial knowledge!

Jayleen Zotti 22/08/2014 at 6:11 am

Great idea! I will have to check this out and follow you on facebook!

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:21 am

Thanks Jayleen! Yes MoneySmart week is such a good idea!!! 🙂

Renee 22/08/2014 at 6:43 am

Good on you, Shelley. This is just what I need. I’ve just signed up.

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:20 am

Awesome Renee!! I am looking forward to seeing how you go with your challenges!

Lydia C. Lee 22/08/2014 at 6:49 am

Great idea – will think….don’t want to make it too tricky!! 😉

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:20 am

Go for it Lydia! MoneySmart week is all about simple steps to make your finances easier so it is definitely worth doing! Oh and it is free!

Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages 22/08/2014 at 6:58 am

Definitely signing up for this, the timing couldn’t be better!

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:19 am

Great Malinda! I look forward to hearing how you got on with you challenges!!

Jody at Six Little Hearts 22/08/2014 at 8:10 am

What a great idea!
I wish I had some money to save!
Hopefully my tax return will be arriving any week now so that I can practise some of the great options.
My oven has died again on me so there’s $650 of it gone just like that.

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:18 am

Oh no Jody – I hate those expenses that pop out of no where! Our oven is close to dying too – hopefully it hangs in there a while longer!

Trish 22/08/2014 at 10:21 am

We really need to sort our Super – so I think I should nail that first.

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:18 am

Hi Trish – the whole of Tuesday the 2nd of September is dedicated to sorting your super! That might be a great time to look into it and do the sort my super challenge!

Annaleis 22/08/2014 at 12:45 pm

This is a great idea – amazing how many people have no clue about protecting themselves.

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:17 am

Yes Annaleis! Such a great idea to have a week dedicated to getting our finances in order!!! It is such an important thing but one that is easy to forget!!

Bec @ The Plumbette 22/08/2014 at 7:23 pm

September is perfect to start a money challenge especially when the most expensive time of year will be here in 4 months.

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:16 am

Hi Bec! Oh yes the dreaded Christmas is coming up fast!!! This year has flown by!!!

Marleisa 22/08/2014 at 8:49 pm

I need to reassess the insurance for our home loans (husband + mine + ours). They are all with different people and I’m not sure if we are over or under covered!

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:15 am

Hi Marleisa! Great I am about to write a post on home and contents insurance for MoneySmart Week. So pop back in the first week of September to read all about it!

Sheridan Anne 22/08/2014 at 9:00 pm

Thank goodness Money Smart Week is almost here!!! I need it.
I went and bought some lunchboxes at Trade Secret today and it ended up being an $80 trip (so many shiny things!!!!!).
Can’t wait to see all the advice and suggestions

Shelley Marsh 25/08/2014 at 7:14 am

Awesome Sheridan – I am looking forward to MoneySmart Week too! It will be fun!

Lydia C. Lee 25/08/2014 at 10:31 am

I was feeling all righteous until I saw the super bit..that’s been on my to do list for a bit longer than it should have…everytime they send me a statement I think I need to get on it…and then I don’t…

Shelley Marsh 26/08/2014 at 6:31 am

Hi Lydia, not to worry I will be writing a guide on how to sort out your super for spring in 5 easy steps. Hopefully this will make the task less daunting!

Mums Take Five 25/08/2014 at 10:01 pm

looking forward to it xx

Shelley Marsh 26/08/2014 at 6:30 am

Yay Bel – me too!!

Grace 26/08/2014 at 2:27 pm

I sooooo need to sort out my superannuation…it’s all over the place! Have you written a post on how to collaborate all your different funds into one? If so, please let me know where the link is. If not, care to write one? Pretty please 🙂


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