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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How SMSFs are using robo-advice

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

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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.

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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.

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Jargon busting the finance dictionary

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

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Why your savings account isn’t really safe

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

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Diversifying your investments – how to put eggs in different baskets

Why should you diversify and what are the benefits?

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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!

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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.

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Stockspot: Explaining how it works

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

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We need to talk about finance

People are more likely to talk about how to get fit, raise children and where to live than they are about finances.

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How can I save and invest for my kids?

Let’s be honest – saving and investing isn’t something a lot of kids think about.

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How to quit your job and travel

I quit my job to travel in November 2015, I was in my early 30s and cruising up the career ladder.