Adelaide Budgeting – 2019 Budgeting Presentations

At Adelaide Budgeting we are passionate about what we do and love giving back to the community.  2019 has been a year of great success and many collaborative relationships.  A very big thankyou to all of  the businesses, councils and schools that have embraced budgeting and allowed us the opportunity to present to their communities during 2019.  Want to know where we have been and who we have presented to so far?  Check out the list below:

Interact Australia (South Australia Branch)

Tuesday the 15th of October 2019

Adelaide Budgeting were approached by Interact South Australia to help their clients achieve understanding around their income and how to budget for their expenses.  Interact Australia provide individualised support and employment services for people living with disability.  Adelaide Budgeting ran a session on “how to budget on a Centrelink income” to help those clients who were currently on Centrelink income to understand their income, expenses, and how much to put away each pay to ensure that they can pay their bills on-time.  There was a need from Interact to help their clients so they can afford to “dress to impress” at their interviews for work.  We delivered the presentation to Interact staff as well as clients and the event was fantastic and much needed in the community.


City of Salisbury

Monday the 16th and 23rd of September 2019

Following the success of Onkaparinga Youth Program, City of Salisbury and their Youth Council approached us for budgeting support and workshop with their local community.  We presented to a group of about 20 young people from the community all eager to learn more about budgeting and cashflow.  Following the presentation we split into groups and people attending would approach us individually or as a group for further questions.  The workshop was very hands on and lots of fun.  The local community had lots of learning and experience from the session.


Love It Local Australia

Wednesday the 11th of September 2019 

Adelaide Budgeting attended the Love it Local Pop Up Showcase at Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club.  Being a Port Adelaide local we love supporting and collaborating with other small and local businesses.  The event was very busy with some great networking afterwards and an excellent opportunity to meet other like-minded business owners.  Andrew loved it because he got to have a cheeky beer at the end of the vendor event!  You can see his happiness in the photo below!  The sunset was also amazing… we love Semaphore!!.


Brighton Secondary School

Friday the 13th of September 2019

As part of the Onkaparinga Youth Program, Adelaide Budgeting were approached by Brighton Secondary School to help deliver a budgeting program for students.  We ran a similar program to that at Impact: Adelaide West and covered budgeting basics such as what is a budget and why its important, the true cost of running your car and the effect it has on your budget and income, instant gratification (AfterPay, ZipPay, Uber Eats), and how to purchase your first home.  We had a crowd of over 50 students who all opted in for the program.  It was a great success and we look forward to supporting Brighton Secondary School again in the future.


Impact: Adelaide West

Saturday the 6th of July 2019

Adelaide Budgeting were approached by Impact: Adelaide West to present to their community and also to the public (at Impact’s location) on the importance of budgeting.  We provided a presentation that focused on what a budget is, how to budget, the true cost of owning your car, spending habits, AfterPay, ZipPay, digital footprints and how to purchase your first home.  We presented to approximately 30 people from the Impact and local communities bringing the two together.

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Enlighten Adelaide – The “Feel Good” Festival

Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th of May 2019

Enlighten Adelaide offered Adelaide Budgeting the opportunity to meet with like-minded people who were all attending the festival with a vision to improve their life.  Both Alyssa and Andrew understand the stresses that families face with financial stress in their lives and how this stress can manifest itself in the body if the stress remains for a very long period of time.  The event was fantastic and we met many wonderful people over the 2 days the event was on.


One Advisory Wealth Management

Friday the 8th of March 2019

Adelaide Budgeting presented to the team of accountants, financial planners and administration staff an example of what Adelaide Budgeting do, and how they help their clients.  We covered identifying income and expenses and spending habits such as AfterPay and ZipPay.  We presented to approximately 20 people and had many questions asked and experience gained.


City of Onkaparinga

Thursday the 28th of March 2019 (Program ran from the 21st of February to the 4th of April 2019)

Adelaide Budgeting supported the City of Onkaparinga with their “How To Adult” youth program which featured budgeting and cashflow.  The event saw young minds learn how to budget and understand why managing your cashflow is important for your future.  The event had a handful of participants and the learning was key.

Learn about the media coverage here – How To Adult – City of Onkaparinga


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“An effective budget is knowing which numbers belong where; and what the values of these numbers are to make the magic in your life happen…”


ANDREW MATES is the director, money coach and operator of Adelaide Budgeting and has always had a keen interest in numbers and the philosophy of succeeding financially in a world full of consumerism.  Andrew is a valued member of the team and is passionate about education and empowerment around finance and providing people with the confidence to successfully manage their own finances.  Equipped with a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking (but not a broker), Andrew and his team can work with you to create a budget plan and savings strategy that is second to none which will see you kicking goals and doing the things you want to do but never thought you could!

In between helping clients and working on strategies, Andrew also enjoys walking on the beach, playing with Lilly his Labrador and road trips with his wife Alyssa.

ALYSSA MATES is the “other” director and money coach at Adelaide Budgeting.  Alyssa shines a light and provides a female perspective into budgeting and for Andrew a great one.  Alyssa understands the issues around household budgeting and knows the value of a dollar.  She understands the anxiety around shopping and purchases and is an avid bargain hunter!  Alyssa is proud to be a valued member of the Adelaide Budgeting team as she offers much insight (and much needed insight) from a female perspective!

In between helping clients and working closely with Andrew, Alyssa enjoys blogging and marketing, walking along the beach, and spending time with her labrador (Lilly).  Alyssa is also an avid collector and a little like a magpie (she likes shiny things), and loves a bargain.