Home to roost: Advice for parents with adult kids living at home

Home to roost: Advice for parents with adult kids living at home Do you have adult children living with you? Thanks to housing affordability and stagnant wage growth, more kids are relying on Mum and Dad to keep a roof over their head well into their 20s and 30s. Get some advice on how to foster financial independence in your kids, so they’ll be ready to stand on their own two feet when they leave …

Pocket money? There’s an app for that

Pocket money? There’s an app for that Can technology be a friend to busy parents and teachers looking to educate kids about finances in the invisible money age? We speak to Spriggy co-founder Mario Hasanakos about the pocket money app that’s turning an old-school family tradition into an essential teaching tool for kids and parents. As digital natives likely to spend more time online than watching TV, kids learn a lot from their devices. They’re …

Here’s how to lead a happier life

Here’s how to lead a happier life From our beaches and outdoor lifestyle to our democracy and cultural diversity, there a lot to feel happy about in Australia. However, living a happy life doesn’t always come easy. Concerns about money, relationships and the future can often stand in the way of living the life you want. The good news is there are ways to take charge of your happiness. Measuring happiness It may sound simple …

Are you living your dream life? (Video)

Are you living your dream life? (Video) Financial planning starts with understanding what’s important to you and your family. If you are not living the life that you have always wanted, so far, then talking to a financial planner to identify what you want and map out a plan, is a good place to start. People who plan have more control of their lives because they can see options to move forward. This provides them …

Weekend saving ideas – for your pocket and lifestyle

Weekend saving ideas – for your pocket and lifestyle When weekends are crammed with Saturday sport, shopping and screens, it can be hard to feel like you’ve had fun and relaxed. Discover how to get more from your precious days off and spend less. 1. Plan for all the right ingredients  To have a happy weekend to look forward to (and back on), it’s important to get the balance right between the different activities you …

Does it pay to plan ahead when you travel?

Does it pay to plan ahead when you travel? You may be keen to go wherever the wind takes you, or you might be a plan-to-the-hour type of traveller. There are benefits to both styles. Travellers often fall into two categories—the planned and the unplanned—and more than likely, you already know which of the two camps you belong to, or if you sit somewhere in between. Whatever your preference, we look at some of the …

How to spend more to save Penny wise, pound foolish rings true today

How to spend more to save The old saying “penny wise, pound foolish” couldn’t ring truer than in today’s throw-away world of overconsumption and excessive production of disposable items. Did you know that many manufacturers have been using techniques to deliberately reduce the life of a product to increase its replacement rate and sell you the same thing again? It’s called planned obsolescence. Some products are not built to last. Others are specifically designed to make …

7 money personalities you may identify with or want to avoid

7 money personalities you may identify with or want to avoid Are you the friend that shouts more than what you can afford, or the one that’s happy with a handout because no one knows struggle street like you do? When it comes to money and people’s behaviour, you may have a few labels or preferred ways of describing those nearest and dearest to you – and surprise surprise, they may do for you too. …

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)

Relationship rules for your finances (Video)  Your relationship might be rock solid. But any romance can come unstuck when you fall out over money. Keep those financial squabbles at bay with our friendly guide to joint finances. If you have a question you’d like answered by a professional financial planner please email us at financialpartners@financialpartners.com.au. We’d love to hear from you. This video contains general financial advice only. It is provided by an Australian Financial …

Balancing career, family and time (Video)

Balancing career, family and time (Video) Australians who are living their dream are planners. They believe in their ability to create the life they want and they are not afraid to ask for help or seek advice. Balancing career, family and time …. Here Christina and Richard Taylor explain how meeting a financial planner opened their mind to new possibilities for their careers, family and love for travel.  If you have a question you’d like answered …