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"Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody." -- Agatha Christie 🌟


24.7%! I am not sure whether you’ve seen the bad news but in September the average APR (i.e. the annual percentage rate or amount of interest you'll pay annually on a credit card for example) was the highest in 13 years, report by Moneyfacts. Basically, the cost of borrowing money short term is increasing, with households bearing the extra cost. That’s why this week we’re looking at how to best use your credit card.

📅 As promised our next London event is coming up and we will be talking about “Housing: Buying and Renting”, it’s at Huckletree West on October 2nd at 6:30pm 🏠

📈 In other news, on Wednesday I was invited to the opening of the London Stock Exchange by Natwest and the ELITE program to celebrate women in business and female entrepreneurship. The most inspiring Alison Rose (Deputy CEO of Natwest) opened the market and shared insight on the recent Rose Review: an independent review of female entrepreneurship. The review has highlighted barriers faced by women starting and growing businesses and identified ways of unlocking opportunities. 

The fact is, female-led businesses could add £250bn to the UK economy and we need more women starting businesses and more support for them (funding, mentoring, advice etc). It was an exciting morning! Really inspiring to see so many female business owners and how much support there is out there. It’s only the beginning and we definitely need more but the conversation is getting started. On which subject, here is a summary of our event on money for female entrepreneurs by Found & Flourish last week.

👀 Press & Podcasts
I spoke to Charlotte Lorimer for her new podcast about women & money #BangOnTheMoney, you can tune in here.

🌟 In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at the main money news of the week; we are interviewing Theodora, followed by our anonymous money story, book reviews and events.
🌟 Review on Amazon 🌟

2nd October: Vestpod Series on “Housing: Buying and Renting”
Huckletree West 6:30pm
Tickets £10 (£20 with a signed copy of the book)

I am speaking at these events:

5th October: Birmingham Literature Festival, Money Matters
Tickets £8

12th October: Cheltenham Literature Festival: You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich
Tickets £8

👀 All events are here on:
Credit Card Worries
How Can I Build A Healthier Relationship with Mine?
So credit card interest has risen to its highest amount in over a decade. We saw the recent report from Moneyfacts and found it worrying to say the least. 
2 min read 💸
MoneyTalk With Theodora
Freelance Costume Designer & CEO Solar Panel Company
What does financial independence mean to you?
"Freedom to do whatever I want without depending on anyone! It’s unbelievable how amazing the feeling of not depending on anyone is. It gives you freaking power!"
5 min read 💸
On our minds this week:
💰 Check how much interest you’re getting on your savings and potentially switch, This is Money looks for better places for your money.

👛 Ellevest (US investment platform for women) founder Sallie Krawcheck think “Don’t buy daily coffee” is terrible advice, more on CNBC.

😳 In the UK, the state pension is the lowest in the developed world (16% of the income made during work!) and the retirement age keeps rising. What should we do by Wired?

🏠 Vicky Spratt (speaker at our next event) is discussing the reasons behind falling house prices - and it’s not just about B… inews

👀 Some more thinking about achieving more gender parity in business by Dame Vivian Hunt, managing partner of McKinsey and Company U.K. and Ireland in Fortune.

🙋 Having women on the board results “better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders” in Harvard Business Review 

📱 “Who Would I Be Without Instagram? An investigation” By Tavi Gevinson for The Cut.

🚀 Another good piece about The Wing, the co-working space for women created by Audrey Gelman. They’ve raised $118mn in funding. Inc

🔮 Here is the new Jennifer Aniston. The New York Times
What On Earth
Are We Doing With Our Money?
You may already know Refinery29’s Money Diaries… this is our own version of it! We’ve put together a few questions to understand what women are doing with their money. Let’s break the taboo and talk more about finances!
It’s short, snappy, fun and anonymous.
2 min read 🙋
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