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Home is where our heart is: our great potential after this crisis Crisis draws out the truest representation of a person’s character, and the same can be said for national spirit and collective consciousness. For all of the progress we celebrate and public support we witness for gender equality, COVID-19 has forced us to realise what we first saw with such clarity in the world wars: households are the backbone to our nation, and women …

Should you give your teenager a credit card?

Should you give your teenager a credit card? We live in a culture of smartphones, WIFI, home delivery, online shopping and online gaming, where most needs and wants can be met almost instantly. With so much temptation to spend, it’s vital to teach your kids the money skills to help them enjoy financial wellbeing as adults.     One of these key skills is learning how to deal with debt responsibly. Researchers from Cambridge1 University found …

Women and the future of work

  Women and the future of work A changing world of work holds old challenges and new opportunities for women The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting us all, but women have particular trends to consider. Women already face a number of financial challenges, including 28% less super at retirement¹. COVID-19 and the effect of policy responses may widen existing gender financial inequities. With women more likely to work part-time or casual, and to take time out …

Staying afloat through the crisis

Staying afloat through the crisis If you had asked me when I wrote my last piece for Financy what I would be writing about this quarter, I could never, in a million years, have predicted that it would be about a global pandemic. We’re dealing with a health crisis that no one in our lifetime has experienced, which is having an impact on global and domestic economies that no one could have forecast. Entire industries – tourism, …

Deferring gratification

When it comes to teaching kids about healthy money habits, there are few lessons more important than being able to defer gratification. By helping kids learn to put off what they want right now and save instead, they’ll be better equipped with the skills to be financially secure adults. Deferring gratification While it is possible to help kids have a money-saving mindset by teaching them to delay gratification, it’s a lesson that can take time …

Money Saving Mindset – How to encourage a money-saving mindset in your kids

Money Saving Mindset – How to encourage a money-saving mindset in your kids The right time to teach kids about saving money might be sooner than you think. The surprising truth is, kids form their money habits very early on. Behaviour experts at Cambridge University1 found children’s money habits are formed by the age of 7.     With that in mind, it’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to make good decisions about …

Teaching your kids to spend wisely

Teaching your kids to spend wisely There are many reasons we fall into the trap of overspending. One reason is we get bombarded with very effective advertising on social media where data scientists and algorithms seem to know what we will be tempted by before we do. Perhaps we are emotional spenders and buy things because it feels good. Maybe we’re trying to keep up with the Joneses, or perhaps we lose track of how …