While everyone is trying to flatten the curve to combat COVID-19, what steps are you taking to try to stay ahead of your financial curve? And what smart money moves should you be making now that could serve you well into the future?

Join us for the first ‘Get Finance Fit’ personal finance series of the year. Hear from three personal finance experts in this one hour Q&A webinar. They’ll answer your questions and teach you practical tips for young professionals to get ahead of the global downturn.

This webinar event will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is required in order for you to receive an access link to join the webinar in advance of the event.



Effie Zahos, Editor at large, Canstar and former editor of Money Magazine
Effie Zahos is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators with more than two decades of experience helping Aussies make the most of their money. Known for her no-nonsense approach she has a knack for making money matters simple. Best known for her former role as the editor of Money magazine, having helped establish it in 1999, Effie started out as a graduate trainee for one of Australia’s major banks. She moved to TV in 1997, kickstarting her career in finance journalism as head researcher of Channel Nine’s Money Show. She is now Editor-at-Large for Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison website. This role sees her leverage the brand’s digital platform in pursuit of improving Australians’ understanding of their personal finances and helping more people confidently make money decisions. A regular finance commentator on TV and radio, Effie is also the author of a children’s financial literacy book, The Great $20 Adventure, and A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins. Passionate about financial literacy, Effie sits on the board of directors for Ecstra, a not-for-profit organisation committed to building the financial capability of all Australians within a fair financial system. Effie holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from The University of Queensland. 

 

Andrew Courtney, Director of Plenitude Wealth & Plenitude Lend

Andrew David Courtney fell in love with the idea of financially educating people as a medical researcher studying breast cancer. Pivoting 6 months into his PhD led him to work at one of UQs research institutes studying development pathways whilst completing a Master of Commerce in 2012. He has since transitioned out of science and is now running two businesses - Plenitude Wealth & Plenitude Lend, a financial planning firm and mortgage broking business. His passion for increasing the financial literacy of Australians has led him to make hundreds of videos on Instagram, LinkedIn and is constantly working on making more YouTube content. Team Plenitude and Andrew's mission is to educate 1M Australians before Plenitude reaches 10 years in business. His vision is to educate, empower and guide Aussies to financial resiliency and to ultimately create a community of multimillionaire philanthropists who support the causes they believe in wholeheartedly.

 

Professor Shaun Bond,  Frank Finn Chair in Finance, UQ School of Business
Shaun Bond is the Frank Finn Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the University of Queensland. Shaun has research interests in the areas of real estate finance and financial economics. Prior to joining the Finance Department at UQ, Shaun was the West Shell Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Finance at the University of Cincinnati and the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Prior to this he held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University. Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Queensland (awarded with First Class Honours).

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