FINANCIAL MATTERS - RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Money talk: finance and investment terms for busy people / Edna Carew 1999 ISBN 186508087X
Brief definitions of the words used in finance and investment.
Ageing and money: Australia’s retirement revolution / Diana Olsberg 1997 ISBN1864480475
Compulsory occupational superannuation is explained for employees in Australia
(particularly women) and also for decision-makers in the superannuation funds, the
investment and finance sectors, employers, trade unions and government departments.
Super simple superannuation / Barbara Smith and ED Koken / 1998
Basic information and superannuation issues for employees, employers, the self-
employed, high income earners, couples and women and considerations when leaving a
job and in retirement.
Building wealth in changing times / Jan Somers / 1994 ISBN 0646192000 Planning for a secure financial retirement is outlined by superannuation including a “do-
it-yourself” super scheme and investing in property.
The woman’s money book / Vivienne James / 2000 New edition ISBN 1876026227 Australian women can take charge of their finances by understanding how budget and
save, information on tax and superannuation, credit, investments, financial commitments
in relationships, and planning for a secure future.
Your GST questions answered / Peter Switzer / 2nd edition ISBN 1740092449
This book contains exactly what the title promises and more! This new edition is
completely updated to include current GST information with added tips for small
The 9 steps to financial freedom: practical and spiritual steps so you can stop
worrying / Suze Orman / Australian edition
Managing money is much more than a matter of balancing cheque books or juggling
credit cards bills. Many of us know what we ought to be doing with our money but don’t
know where to start. The author shows you how to break through your financial
anxieties and take power over your money.
Women and shares in Australia / how to start buying shares and secure your
financial future / Robyn Murtagh / 2000 ISBN 1865033960 The aim of this easy-to-read book is to teach you about the fundamentals of investing,
so you can take charge of your own financial future.
Don’t kiss your money goodbye: how to choose a financial adviser / Australian
Securities Commission and Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd
1997 Revised edition ISBN 0646111485
The right financial advice can help you make more informed decisions about money.
Buying a car on your terms / Credit Union Services Corporation (Australia) Ltd
rd1997 3 edition
An introduction to investment clubs / Jennie Gzik, Office of Women’s Policy [NT]
1998 ISBN 0724545042
Investment clubs share the risks and benefits of managing money.
Superannuation : what women need to know / Northern Territory Women’s Information Advisory Council / 1998
Easy steps to share investment / Australian Stock Exchange / 1996
Covers the benefits of share investment, how the sharemarket works, investing and
building a share portfolio.
Women as consumers / Northern Territory Attorney-General’s Department
Covers consumer protection, credit and debts, buying a second-hand car, business
contracts, shopping, lay-bys, unsolicited goods, door-to-door salesmen, pyramid selling,
chain letters, property investment, renting, and contacts.
Checklist for starting a business / 1991 ISBN 0644133775
Checklist for obtaining finance
Checklist of things to consider before signing a guarantee
Checklist of things to consider before signing a contract
A guide to financial language
Financial security: the guide to managing your money / Chris Rawlinson &
John Legg / 1996 ISBN 0957804911
Budgeting and managing money in simple language.
Love and loans: what every woman needs to know about relationship debt / NSW
Department of Fair Trading / 2000
Before going co-borrower or guarantor, women should be aware of the financial
consequences in case the relationship breaks down.
Your consumer rights: from theory to practice / [ACT Government]
Report to the Minister under Section 75AZ of the Trade Practices Act 1974: 1 October to 31 December 2000 / 2001 ISBN 0642402868
Your mortgage and how to pay it off in five years: by someone who did it in three
/ Anita Bell / 2001 Revised edition ISBN 1740510909
Practical advice on how to save the deposit, how to secure the right loan, how to find the
right house or flat at the right price, how to budget an how to pay off the loan in the
Real estate mistakes: how to avoid them, how to save money and live happily
ever after … / Neil Jenman / 2000 ISBN 0958651728 Divided into three parts: buying a home (money, purchasing, dealing with agents), selling a home (choosing an agent, negotiating, paying an agent, methods of sale
(including auctions, multi-listing and private sales), presentation of your home, open
inspections, advertising and marketing, and possible problems) and finally a discussion
of ethics in real estate.
Redundancy and you / National Information Centre on Retirement Investments Inc (NICRI) / 1999
Covers financial planning and choosing a financial planner, termination payments,
accessing superannuation, rollovers, pensions and social security, and guarantees.
Financial freedom … starting now!: an action guide / Hans Jacobi
2001 ISBN 1876818093
Explains values, beliefs and behaviours which support wealth creation and tells how to
take control of your finances, Contains exercises and action steps for changing your
attitude to financial planning.
The money motivator / Paul Hanna / 1999 ISBN 0140281010 A little pocket book offering quick tips for success with personal finances.
Understanding Shares / Robyn Murtagh / ISBN 1 86503 570 x
A woman’s guide to the Australian sharemarket including perils, ethical investing,
investment clubs, how companies are run, how to get the best from your superannuation
Earning Money From Home / Derryn Heilbuth / 2001 ISBN 0947277870
Ideas and advice on starting a home-based business, including real life case studies
from all around Australia.
My Money, Myself / Anne Ingram & Peggy O’Donnell / 2002 ISBN 094727796x
Hands on basic financial planning for women of all ages.
Buyer Beware / Terry Ryder / 2001 ISBN 1876627891 Beware the Auction system, marketing shams, timeshare industry, exaggerated
investment returns, the dream of home ownership.
Your Mortgage. How to pay it off in Five Years / Anita Bell / 2000 / ISBN 1740510909
In simple no-nonsense steps, Anita shows how to save the deposit, how to secure the
right loan, how to find the right house or flat, how to get it at the right price and how to
make it all yours.
Get That Home Deposit / Peter Cerexhe / 2003 ISBN 1865087424 Practical, sound advice on the tricks and traps encountered in raising a home deposit.
The Road To Wealth / Paul Clitheroe / 2001 / ISBN 0670875430 Paul Clitheroe shows you how to achieve the personal financial success that will allow
you to look forward to economic security for the rest of your life
Surviving and Thriving / Care Inc Financial Counselling Service / 2000
A resouce kit for people on low incomes within the ACT and surrounding districts.
Shares your questions answered / Peter Switzer / 2002 / 1 74009 238 4 A guide to understanding how to make your money work for you in the stock exchange.
Plan you financial future.
Couple & Money / James Walker
2003 ISBN 0330364200
An insight in how to approach money in a relationship.
Superannuation – Choice of funds – It’s your money, it’s your choice/ Barbara
Smith & Dr Ed Koken / 1999/ 1 87585796 6
Written in simplistic words to better understand issues such as fund and investment options, retirement and all the implications. A book for employers and employees.
Women Talking Money / Leslie Falkiner-Rose/ 2003/ 0 73140024 0 Over 100 women of all ages interviewed about their about fears, perceptions and
managing money. The book talks about how to tackle financial issues and how to
identify resources available to women.
A Beginners Guide to Small Business in Australia / Lance Chambers/ 2002/
0 70163726 9
This book guides you through business plans, increasing profitability, financial
management, accounting, staff training and many other facets of small business.
Do it yourself Superannuation/ Austin Donnelly and Barbara Smith/ 2002/
0 70163690 4
A comprehensive and practical guide to setting up and managing your own personal
superannuation fund. It explains legal and accounting requirements, investment options,
how to set policy and strategies and the advantages and disadvantages.
The Woman’s Money Book/ Vivienne James/ 2003/ 1 74114131 This book provides women with sensible advice on how to take charge of their finances.
Advice ranges from stress-free ways to budgeting and saving, minimising debt,
investments and planning for the future. The author Vivienne James is the Executive
Vice President of BT Financial Group, with 20 years of experience.
Do it Yourself – Retirement Planning/ Barbara Smith and Dr Ed Koken/2003
0 70163771 4
A guide to creating your own wealth through careful retirement planning. The aim is to
maximise your after tax income and increasing your net wealth. The book includes
worksheets that will enable you to personalise your DIY retirement plan, as well as
providing you with the knowledge to put it to practice.
Raising Kids without breaking the bank/ Stella Tarakson
2000 ISBN 1 74114 190 7
Aims to provide ways to make financial aspects of parenthood easier without
compromising the health and the happiness of the child.
The Girl’s Guide to Real Estate / Tess Brady & Donna Lee Brien
2002 ISBN 1 86508 883 8
A practical guide for women wanting to organise their financial future.
Articles from the Choice Magazine
(Available from WiRC Staff, only bolted dates are available on the Choice Xtra)
alternative dispute resolution Jul 00
bill-paying options Jul 99
community banks Jun 02
home loan packages Mar 03
interest rates Dec 00
investment clubs Jun 00
investment risk Mar 02
investment seminars Aug 01
managed funds Jan/Feb 01, Jan/Feb 02
margin loans Oct 01
mortgages, choosing or changing Sep 00
planners Jan/Feb 03, Apr 03*, May 03*
planning for a lifetime Jun 00
retirement at 50 Apr 01, Sep 01*
retirement income Oct 99
saving for education May 03
savings, how to increase your Apr 02
spending patterns 1960-2000 Apr 00
superannuation Sept 01, May 02, Oct 02*
switching banks Jul 00, Apr 03