Cara Graham, Director of AFA Practice of the Year – TWD Australia, shares advice she would give to her younger self, her favourite holiday destination and her most recent ‘underwater’ high five moment!
1. Why financial advice?
It was a bit of an accident really. I got an admin job straight out of school for a big company and they paid for me to go to
Uni provided it was finance related. I quickly realised it was an area I really enjoyed because I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people and also teaching others. I am organised and methodical so it all seemed to fit into place easily and before I knew it 13 years had passed by.
- What are you most proud of?
TWD winning the AFA Practice of the year award last year is definitely something I am incredibly proud of. So many years of hard work and dedication was recognised by our community which is huge.I also got married in December so I am now proudly a married woman!
3. Who inspires you!
My mum. I definitely got my worth ethic from her. She has always worked so hard in her career and also to support and care for our family. She cares for everyone around her but still knows how to treat herself from time to time.
4. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Because I started in the industry from such a young age, my youthful appearance was always something I got a bit caught up on.
So if I could, I would tell my younger self that you are good enough and you deserve this. Slow down and enjoy the ride, everything will work out.
5. Your most recent ‘high-five’ moment?
I have just finished a course to become a qualified open water scuba diver. I think it is time to have some underwater adventures!
6. Favourite holiday destination?
I could easily spend a few weeks in Europe every year exploring new and interesting places. If I had to get more specific I would say Spain is one of my favourite countries to visit. I love the food, wine, people and music. If only I was better at speaking the language!
7. Where will you be in ten years?
I am really happy with where my life is at the moment so if I could be in a similar position in another 10 years but with less debt and maybe a child or two in tow that sounds pretty good to me.