Meet Lacey Filipich
Lacey started her entrepreneurial journey with a hair wrap stall at 10 years old. Today, she’s the co-founder and director of two successful education businesses; Money School and Maker Kids Club.
Between hair wraps and start-ups, Lacey graduated as valedictorian from the University of Queensland with an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. She moved to Australia’s ‘wild west’ to begin her career in mining, rising quickly through the ranks on site. A health scare and her sister’s suicide opened her eyes to the world beyond work, leading her to redesign her life.
Lacey started investing at 19 and now earns a passive income from her assets. She considers herself ‘time rich’: able to choose if, when, where, how, on what and with whom she works. Helping others learn the skills they need to achieve financial independence is how she chooses to spend her time.
Featured speaking topic
Anti-financial advice: The Perils of Assumptions
‘Buy and pay off your own home first.’
‘Make extra superannuation contributions.’
‘Use negative gearing to pay less tax.’
In this hard-hitting talk, Lacey will explain how one-size-fits-all financial advice …isn’t.
She’ll unwrap the underlying assumptions behind common advice and show why the maths doesn’t add up if you’re interested in early financial independence.
In the process, Lacey will help your audience improve their finance BS detectors so they can sense-check any advice they get in the future – wherever it comes from.
Young Engineers Australia
Pitch@Palace Australia 2.0 | Finals Pitch
Money School for Young Adults
TEDxUWA | Why you should think about financial independence and mini-retirements
“You spoke at my school when I was in Grade 12 in 2016. I went home and told my mum ‘My life changed today’. Two years on, I want to thank you for your words. Now I am in my second year of a Commerce/IT degree with over $15,000 in shares and I am so proud of the investments I have made, not to mention travelling to Europe twice since finishing high school. I love watching my money make its own money. It is so satisfying to watch dividends come in for not working at all. I would not have thought that was possible two years ago. Thank you.”
Past student, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Now an investing enthusiast and on the path to financial independence
“Loved the engaging and motivating style.”
Senior Strategy Officer, WA Department of Communities
“Practical, personal and beneficial.”
Dean of School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
“It’s a joy to host a guest speaker that is 100% spot on the brief, with all the right inspiring messages for the audience, with humour to boot.”