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Starting Work for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Starting your first job is a BIG deal – for all the right reasons!

Whether it’s casual work, an apprenticeship, a summer gig or your first job out of school – this is an exciting time, but it might also be confusing.

With new forms to fill in, processes to learn, and sorting out your bank account for wages, it’s normal to feel a bit stuck.

If this sounds familiar, this episode from the Findex Community Fund Young Money podcast is definitely for you!

Starting Casual Work With Sophie Adderton

Young Money is the one-stop reference for young Aussies seeking information on making money, spending money and planning for the future. These short podcasts introduce you to various guests who can offer the best advice for getting – and staying – on top of your finances.

In this episode, Sophie Adderton from the Beacon Foundation talks about how to help prepare you for starting casual work, including:

  • How will I get paid?
  • What is a Tax File Number declaration form?
  • What are the things to remember on my first day?

Sophie Adderton is Delivery Manager at the Beacon Foundation. Sophie has a background in psychology and is passionate about helping young people to identify and achieve their goals.

Listen to the full episode right here and visit to access the full library of resources, including topics on:

  • Basic financial literacy
  • Buy-now pay-later
  • Starting casual work
  • How to save and budget
  • Uni debt
  • Crypto currency
  • Moving out of home
  • Micro-investing
  • Side hustles
  • …and more!

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Findex is one of Australasia’s leading and most geographically dispersed integrated advisory firms, with over 100 offices throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Findex believes in creating an entirely different financial services group and recognises its employees’ importance in achieving this goal.

Discover Findex and the opportunities available through our dedicated employer profile at Explore Careers.

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