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Former Bachelorette contestant takes on reality of women’s super

By Grace Ormsby · September 25 2019
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Retirement

Former Bachelorette contestant takes on reality of women’s super

By Grace Ormsby
September 25 2019
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James Trethewie

Former Bachelorette contestant takes on reality of women’s super

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By Grace Ormsby · September 25 2019
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James Trethewie

A Bachelorette star is taking on a more serious challenge than the wooing of Sophie Monk, having teamed up with a number of financial experts to “make superannuation sexy” and show women how to get the most out of their super.

Jimmy Trethewie, a finalist on Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette, will be appearing at Ladies Finance Club’s Sydney event in the city’s CBD tonight, 25 September 2019.

The event is part of Ladies Finance Club’s initiative to improve Australian women’s education around investing and make them more “money-savvy”.

A series of events across Sydney and Brisbane, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds is just one event of many in an initiative designed to empower and educate women on all money-related topics from mindset, budgeting and investing through to buying property and dealing with debt.

Commenting on his event appearance, Mr Trethewie, the director of James Street Financial who was dubbed “Tarzan with a calculator” by Ms Monk, said that “it’s really empowering to see a room full of women saying, ‘Nup, that’s it, I’m making a conscious decision to take control of my financial future’”.

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The women behind the Ladies Finance Club, and the brains behind the Girls Just Wanna Have Funds event, are Molly Benjamin and Betsy Westcott.

They started the club because they say they were tired of the pale, stale, male world of finance.

As a result, they have set out to eliminate financial jargon while making learning about investing and money both fun and accessible for women.

“The fact is that 85 per cent of women under 35 don’t understand fundamental investment concepts, which means we are missing out on building strong financial foundations, which is having a huge impact on our futures,” Ms Benjamin said.

“With women over the age of 55 becoming the fastest-growing category of people experiencing homelessness, talking to women at a younger age about how to create wealth is a sure-fire way to ensure they have financial security now and in the future,” co-founder Ms Westcott added.

The event, which will be held at Lander & Rogers’ CBD office, will also feature Stockspot’s Sarah King, who will reportedly be sharing her best investment tips for women.

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