Her Ambitious Career

Ep 109 - 'How Women Are Saving Smarter for Retirement', with guests Jacqui Irwin and Ingrid Thompson

November 07, 2023 Episode 109
Her Ambitious Career
Ep 109 - 'How Women Are Saving Smarter for Retirement', with guests Jacqui Irwin and Ingrid Thompson
Show Notes

Welcome to Her Ambitious Career, the personal branding and success podcast for ambitious corporate women who expect more from their careers.

My guests today are Jacqui Irwin and Ingrid Thompson and our focus today is on women saving for their retirement.

Jacqui says:

"A lot of women are saving for their grown up children, often at the expense of their own retirement, e.g. giving kids deposits for houses or allowing them to live at home rent-free. But please get your own retirement plan in place first! The best gift you can give your children is teaching them independence!"
  (Jacqui Irwin, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)

In this episode... 

  • We talk about accruing interest on genuine investments, such as your Superannuation (retirement savings) 
  • Staying in the driving seat and managing your Super effectively
  • When the right time to start saving really is
  • Getting support and advice, rather than avoiding the issue
  • Exploring insurance
  • Tying your 'identity' to more than just your 'work', to make retirement more enjoyable!

Ingrid says:

"Women are avoiding addressing the issue and feel overwhelmed by the volume of information out there. More than 70% of retirees say they wish they had invested more and started earlier - the earlier the better because of compound interest largely, which works 24/7 for you."
  (Ingrid Thompson, guest on Her Ambitious Career podcast)


Guest Bios:

Jacqui Irwin
is a financial adviser and chartered accountant in Sydney with over 15  years’ experience in providing financial advice to clients as they transition from work into retirement. Jacqui is passionate about providing information to help women make financial decisions that will ensure they are able to enjoy a fulfilling life well into their later years.

Ingrid Thompson is a financial educator, a podcast host and author of the book, “So You Want to Start a Business”. Ingrid mostly works with business owners and their teams to help them understand the financial side of their business. She too is passionate about educating people how money works.

Together, Jacqui and Ingrid host the podcast, Midlife Money Matters” . Tune in :
Ep 5: "What Do I Need To Know About Investing My Superannuation?"

Ep 6: "Personal Risk Insurance"


Host Bio:

Rebecca Allen is a Career Success Coach for ambitious women looking to land dream career opportunities. She has worked over the last 14 years with clients from companies including ANZ Bank, NSW Transport, Aquila Capital, Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, Ministry of Defence, KPMG, J.P. Morgan and Coca-Cola Amatil and loves getting those excited phone calls from clients saying they’ve been promoted, have negotiated a seismic pay rise or have moved into a role completely aligned with their mission, values and strengths. Find Rebecca: www.illuminategrowth.com.au

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