How to manage a budget, save and pay off debts easily and effortlessly
About this workshop
In this workshop you will be guided by Financial Information Services Officer Justin Knowles from Services Australia (Centrelink). He will go through what we should have gone through at school to manage your money and the basics principles and practices of budgeting, debt, and saving. We will look at how to prioritise where money is allocated and budgeting, debt basics and the types of borrowing available to sex workers, dealing with debt, how to create savings, and more. This workshop will include resources that can be accessed via Services Australia.
Skills you will gain
How to budget in a simple, easy to follow way
How to prioritise what money on spending versus saving
The basic principles behind different kinds of debt and the different ways you can borrow i.e, NILS loans and Centrelink
How to deal with any debt you may have
How to create a savings plan in a simple and small, bite sized way
You will also get resources and a list of organisations that can assist you to save and budget through Services Australia.
Date: Wednesday, April 17th
Time: 1pm – 3pm
This workshop will be in-person in Melbourne.
Further details about location will be emailed to those who RSVP for this workshop.
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About our expert presenter: Justin Knowles
Justin (He/Him) is a Financial Services Information Officer (FISO) with Services Australia. He has worked for the department for almost 20 years and has previously worked in banking, accounting, and auditing. In his current role Justin works with financially vulnerable people to improve their financial understanding and build financial self-sufficiency as part of the Financial Information Service (FIS). FIS operates on the principle that a better understanding of financial affairs gives more choices leading to a better lifestyle both now, and in future. The services FIS provides are available to everyone, not just those receiving government payments and services.
Want to support our community project?
Bigger Sister Channel is now accepting financial donations for those who share our vision and want to support our mission. Donations go to operation costs, providing free workshops, compensating expert presenters, developing peer-to-peer education content, having monthly giveaway and supporting sex workers in need or crisis.