Episode 16: ‘Financial Independence for Women’ – Lacey Filipich
Did you know that 1 in 3 women in Australia have no retirement/superannuation to live off of?
Did you also know that female entrepreneurs have almost ½ as much saved for retirement compared to women working in corporate jobs?
What does it take to not only be wise with your business, but also wise with your future.
I have asked Lacey Filipich, a financial educator, to speak about women and money. How to become, not just ‘financially free’, but more importantly ‘financially independent’. We discuss all things finance. This is such an topic close to me, because it has been something that I have avoided. But after seeing Lacey speak recently about retirement planning from female small business owners, it’s a topic that needs to be discussed more.
It’s not just about living in freedom now, it’s about being independent and secure in the future.
Lacey Filipich is a chemical engineer, financial educator, and non-executive director who started her entrepreneurial journey with a hair wrap business at 10 years old. She hired and trained a team of her school friends and so began a lifelong love affair with running businesses. Today, Lacey is the co-founder and director of two successful start-ups; Money School and Maker Kids Club.
Between hair wraps and start-ups, Lacey graduated as valedictorian from the University of Queensland with an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. She moved 4,000km to the ‘wild west’ to begin her career in mining, rising quickly through the ranks. Soon thereafter, she made the switch to Management Consulting and redesigned her life to work half the year while spending the other half in mini-retirements. It was during one of these mini-retirements the concept of Money School took shape.
Lacey’s mother, an accountant, taught her about money growing up. Lacey began investing in property at 19. She continued to invest in property and shares throughout her career, and now enjoys a passive income that allows her to work as and when she wants – and helping children learn the skills they’ll need to become financially independent is top of her priority list.
Debt course: https://www.moneyschool.org.au/free-course-debt/
Money School course: https://www.moneyschool.org.au/money-school-training-courses/
Maker Kids (for kidpreneurs): https://www.moneyschool.org.au/maker-kids-club/