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Money Queens - financial advice for teenagers

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS.

Presentations and workshops

Senior high school Presentation

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My Senior High School presentation looks at what young people need to know about money before they leave high school.

 

Suitable for girls in year 11/12, this presentation can also be adapted for a co-ed or male audience. Choose from the following topics:

  • What influences attitudes to money.

  • The impact of gender on finances, including the gender pay gap, retirement gap and financial abuse - what they are and how to avoid them. 

  • What good money management looks like, including the difference between needs and wants, budgeting, tracking spending, and saving using different strategies and tools.

  • Credit and debt including what buy now pay later and credit cards are and how they work, what a credit rating is and why it matters, and what good debt is and how it differs from bad debt. 

  • Understanding how the higher education loans system works, including how much different qualifications cost and options to pay for them, how the HECS-HELP and VSL loan systems work, and additional costs involved in higher education.

Presentations run for one period (45-60 mins) including Q&A time and are suitable for an entire year group.

COST: $10 per student

MIDDLE high school Presentation

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My Middle High School presentation looks at what young people need to know about money when they get their first job.

 

Suitable for girls in year 8/9, this presentation can also be adapted for a co-ed or male audience. Choose from the following topics:

  • What influences attitudes to money, including money personality, social media, family and friends and e-money.

  • First job money must-dos such as how to open bank accounts, what to look for in financial products, how to get a tax file number and fair pay.

  • What tax and super are and how they work.

  • The impact of gender on finances, including the gender pay gap, the gender retirement gap and financial abuse - what these are and how to avoid them. 

  • What good money management looks like, including the difference between needs and wants, budgeting, tracking spending, and saving using different strategies and tools.

Presentations run for one period (45-60 mins) including Q&A time and are suitable for an entire year group.

COST: $10 per student

BOOK WEEK Presentation

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My Book Week presentation looks at how writing a non-fiction book is different to writing a novel or picture book. 

Suitable for students of all genders in year 5/6, my book week presentation also aligns to the study of informative texts in English, and covers the following:

  • How to generate an idea for a non-fiction book.

  • How to research whether there is an audience for your book idea.

  • How (and when) to pitch your idea to publishers. 

  • How to conduct research and what makes a good source.

  • How to write for your audience. 

  • How the editing process works.

  • The marketing and publicity process that comes with publishing a book.

 

During the presentation I also explain what my book, Money Queens, is about and how I came to write it. I encourage audience participation by selecting audience members to taking my money personality quiz to get students thinking about what influences their attitudes to money, and all presentations include a Q&A session.

Presentations run for one period (45-60 mins) including Q&A time and are suitable for a class of up to 30, or an entire year group.

 

I can also make copies of my book available for sale at a 10% discount to the recommended retail price.

COST: $10 per student

MONEY MATHS WORKSHOP

Money Queens school workshop

My Money Maths workshop is a practical way to develop financial literacy, teaching students not only how to look after their money, but also why they should care about it. 

 

Suitable for students of all genders in year 5/6, this 

maths-based interactive workshop covers the following:

  • How to set up a simple monthly budget.

  • How to track spending in a simple money diary.

  • How to group spending to provide insights using a categorised money diary.

  • How to set up a time-based savings goal and calculate savings required to meet the goal.

  • How to set up a detailed monthly budget incorporating savings. 

During the workshop I walk through a real-life example of each concept, students work through practical exercises and finally, we return to discuss the answers as a group.

Workshops run for one period (45-60 mins) and are suitable for a class of up to 30.

 

Pricing includes a workbook to complete in class, with extra resources for students to use at home with their own money. 

COST: $14 per student

Photo credit: Maja Baska

Photo credit: Maja Baska

PARENT and corporate PRESENTATION

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My Money Smart presentation gives parents practical tips to help them support their kids in learning about money.

Suitable for parents of students of all genders and ages, my parent and corporate presentation covers the following:

  • How financial literacy will set your kids up for success.

  • What school will (and won’t) teach kids about financial literacy.

  • How big the problem is when it comes to kids’ money knowledge.

  • The barriers parents face in teaching their kids about money and how to overcome them.

  • 5 money lessons for 5–10-year-olds, and how to teach them.

  • 5 money lessons for 10–14-year-olds, and how to teach them.

  • 5 money lessons for 14–18-year-olds, and how to teach them.

​For schools, this presentation is suitable to be delivered in conjunction with a student presentation and can be run after hours via Zoom. Age-based money lessons can be adjusted to reflect the needs of presentation attendees. 

For corporates, this presentation can be delivered either in person or via Zoom and is suitable as part of an employee wellness or corporate benefits offering. 

Presentations run for 60 mins including Q&A time.

Pricing includes take away notes of the key points covered and additional resources.

COST: available on request.

I can also present at community groups and can tailor a bespoke workshop or presentation for students of different ages or to match your specific wellbeing, educational or curriculum needs and outcomes.

 

For corporate speaking engagements, such as keynote speeches please email me or contact my agent, Booked Out.

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TESTIMONIALS 

Michelle Bowes from Money Queens gave an engaging presentation to St Catherine’s year 9 students that was informative and extremely relevant. She addressed topics such as the importance of budgeting, money and gender and financial abuse. She incorporated relevant examples that were tailored to the interests of the audience.

 

Michelle was interactive with the audience, allowing for ample questions to be asked and answered. She also created excitement when providing a free copy of her book for the student that had a sticker under her seat. This presentation addressed financial literacy in an easy to understand way, even if a student had no prior knowledge on the topic. I would highly recommend this presentation.

-Stephen Jabaji

Head of Social Sciences

ST CATHERINE'S SCHOOL

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