Author: Lauren Franze

Lauren is Stockspot's head of PR and communications. She helps us minimise the jargon and maximise the info that matters most to clients. She believes investing and creating financial security shouldn't be scary, difficult or only for those with a finance degree.

Life

How to keep on top of your finances while living abroad

Here are five tips to help you get your money sorted for your trip.

News

Inside the Stockspot app

In early 2018 we launched the ‘Stockspot Portfolio App’.

Life

Does it bring you joy?

If you’ve taken Marie Kondo into your heart and home it might be time to Marie Kondo your finances.

Life

How to kick start your money mojo in 2019

Here are some not too preachy ways to find your money mojo in 2019, minus the obvious cliches.

Life

The best podcasts for 2019

Podcasts have evolved from slightly daggy, amateur passion projects to professional, high quality productions.

Interviews

Scott Pape, The Barefoot Investor

Scott Pape took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about his books and thoughts on money.

Interviews

Client focus – How Stockspot is helping Guy save

Our client Guy Bane, recently spoke to the Daily Telegraph about his Stockspot investing experience.

Interviews

Paridhi Jain, Founder of SkilledSmart

Paridhi is the founder of SkilledSmart, an education program she calls ‘money school for adults’.

Interviews

Stephanie Bendixsen, Gamer and TV Presenter

Stephanie Bendixsen is one of Australia’s most well-known personalities in the video game industry.

News

Kids invest for free

We all want the best for the little ones in our life, so we’ve made investing for children free!

Interviews

Lisa Messenger, CEO of the Messenger Group

We spoke to Lisa Messenger, founder of Collective Hub, about her biggest career challenges and entrepreneurship

Interviews

Bruce Djite, International Footballer

Stockspot client, Bruce Djite is one of Australia’s leading soccer players, debuting for the Socceroos in 2008.

Interviews

Bronwyn Bruce, Miss Money Box

Bronwyn Bruce is the founder of Miss Money Box, a blog helping Aussie women expand their personal finance knowledge.

Life

Lecturing women about money won’t make them invest

Research into women and investing from BritainThinks hypothesised ‘women have changed, but financial services has not’.

Life

How to handle money and relationships

Relationships Australia says financial stress is the number one cause of relationship breakdown.

Life

Best ways to deal with a credit card debt

Is it time to review your credit card statement and get in control of your debt?

Life

Tips for setting and achieving your goals

Goal setting is powerful as it defines our dreams and gives us something to stretch and aim for.

Finance

Why is financial advice important?

Getting the right financial advice is important for people of all ages.

Life

How do you prepare financially for a divorce?

If you’re in the midst of a marriage breakdown understanding your financial position is vital but not widely understood.

Investing

Investing your savings doesn’t need to be daunting

Investing isn’t scary, but a lot of people think it is risky, time consuming and emotionally exhausting.

Life

Generation rent – get ahead while renting

If you’re one of the many young people renting and locked out of homeownership you’re undoubtedly aware of all barriers.

Investing

How SMSFs are using robo-advice

More SMSFs are using robo-advice to reduce time and effort with investing.

Finance

Do I need an accountant?

We spoke to Anna Kyriacou, CEO of AKA Group Accountants Advisors Mentors about when you should consider getting an accountant.

Life

How much do you need for a rainy day fund

What’s worse than being in the rain sans umbrella? Needing money in an emergency.

Finance

Jargon busting the finance dictionary

Here’s a list of some financial jargon terms you’ll probably come across at some point.

Life

Why your savings account isn’t really safe

Making sacrifices to put a chunk of your money into a savings account is never easy.

Investing

Diversifying your investments – how to put eggs in different baskets

Why should you diversify and what are the benefits?

Life

Procrastination is your financial enemy

It’s not seen to be as bad as being lazy or incompetent, but procrastination is still the enemy of wealth!

Life

Pay your future self – Best way to save money in your 20s & 30s

Saving money earlier in life has an EXPONENTIAL impact on your long term wealth.

Investing

Stockspot: Explaining how it works

Online investment advice is still relatively new. We’re often asked is ‘how does Stockspot really work?’.