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Media Writer at The Australian


Sophie Elsworth is media writer at The Australian newspaper and joined the national masthead in March 2021.

She is an experienced journalist and began her career at News Corporation in 2001. She has worked at some of the country's largest mastheads including The Advertiser in Adelaide and The Courier-Mail in Brisbane before returning to the Herald Sun in Melbourne in 2013.

Current Work:
Sophie is a commentator on Sky News Australia and has featured on TV and radio programs nationally including A Current Affair and the Today Show and has done many radio interviews.

Previous Experience:
Sophie was a personal finance writer for News Corporation for nearly a decade and has expertise in money-related matters including home loans, credit cards, superannuation and investing.

Sophie has a double degree in Arts/Law.

Talking Points

Get your Finances into Shape

Are you a spender or a saver? Not all of us are good with money so is it possible to turn it around? The way many of us handle money is the byproduct of how our parents handled their financial affairs. This talk covers the major issues around money management and provides easy ways on how to better at it and get back in the black. It is possible to become good with cash but it takes some serious determination and motivation to do it.

Instant Gratification

We live in a world of where we want everything now. Delayed gratification is no more - it’s a case of getting things exactly when we want them. This talk examines the boom in the use of credit cards and buy now, pay later schemes including Afterpay and Zippay that have left many Australians swimming in serious debt. It takes a look at the old-fashioned ways of buying items using methods such as paying with cash or taking out store laybys. It also examines why instant gratification is doing many of us more harm than good.

No Care about Superannuation

Millions of Australians have little to no engagement with their superannuation despite many of us having tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars stashed away. The super industry has failed to engage Australians - particularly the younger generations - with their retirement savings. How can this be turned around? Why should you care about superannuation now and what difference can it make if you do? Includes latest figures on what we need to comfortably retire and how we can get ourselves on track.
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