Welcome back to 2021 – Rask Australia style. Our overarching mission at Rask this year is to help build up the financial resilience of every Australian – and to do that, we need your help!
The definition of resilience according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
- the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress;
- an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
So how does that relate to financial resilience?
Financial resilience is all about having the resources and tools needed to overcome financial setbacks in your life. Your ability to bounce back from these challenges will have a huge impact on your financial wellbeing, and change your situation.
Financial wellbeing is when you can enjoy life due to the way in which you manage your money, i.e. when you can meet your everyday financial commitments, have a safety-net in place for unexpected financial shocks, and achieve your longer-term financial goals.
What are we doing to achieve our mission?
- Providing free financial education courses for all Australians.
- Sharing the stories of Australians that have overcome financial challenges to inspire others on their own journey.
- Producing high-quality financial news and information.
- Creating and running a community for everyone to share their financial highs and lows with each other.
- Running events and workshops to build financial skills and connections in our community.
- Employing individuals who live by our values and are committed to improving the financial lives of others.
What can you do to help us with this mission?
- Share your stories of overcoming financial challenges and building your financial resilience with us here.
- Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to take one of our free financial education courses.
- Join our FB community to learn from others, share your experiences and build connections with other Australians taking control of their financial futures.
We look forward to helping you improve your financial resilience over the course of 2021. Stay tuned on The Australian Finance Podcast for more upcoming listener stories throughout the year.
Kate & Owen
Co-Hosts of The Australian Finance Podcast