When life gets hectic – locking in financial stability when you’re time poor

When life gets hectic – locking in financial stability when you’re time poor Feeling time poor and overwhelmed by your finances? Our guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP®offers some good advice on how can you manage your money better without putting a lot of time into it. Financial stress …

5 ways to do more with less money in your relationship

 5 ways to do more with less money in your relationship We all want to live a good life with our partner, but does that have to include fine dining every night and travelling to exotic destinations? Guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP® brings you five tips for enjoying the …

Money and other family values

Money and other family values At a time when spending is becoming ever more streamlined, it’s even more important for kids to understand the value of money. But how can parents and schools teach important money lessons without making kids feel anxious about not having enough or want more than …

7 budgeting apps to help you save

7 budgeting apps to help you save Where does all that money go? A host of apps are available to help you easily answer that question and even budget better, so you don’t get caught short in the event of a ‘rainy day’ and can feel more comfortable and in …

The future for working mothers

The future for working mothers On Mother’s Day 2018, we explore some of the challenges currently facing working Mums in Australia and whether they can expect better career opportunities, rewards and work-life balance in the future. Challenge 1: Mind the gap According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, women take …

Can you afford a divorce?

Can you afford a divorce? With divorce happening later in life[1], Australians are taking the financial hit that comes with the end of marriage at a time when they’re at the peak of wealth accumulation. While saving money may not be a reason to stay together, it’s worth knowing what …

What tap-and-go means for our teens

What tap-and-go means for our teens A survey of 1100 high school students suggests many are confused about how credit cards work. Are new technologies making it harder for young people to understand what money management is all about? And what can we do about it? Understanding what happens when …

Beware of money envy

Beware of money envy  We might think that having more money will solve our problems. But by spending less time and energy sizing up our situation against how others live, we can get clear on the goals that matter and take steps towards a better financial future. Stealing happiness According …