The super split

The super split By the time you retire your super may be one of your biggest assets. So when it comes to a divorce, it’s a very important part of a financial settlement. Find out from legal and financial experts what you need to know, and what to keep in mind when it comes to super and separating your family finances. Splitting your financial assets during divorce is often a complex and difficult process. In …

Who calls the money shots in your relationship?

Who calls the money shots in your relationship? When it comes to all things money, how are decisions reached in your relationship? Is everything up for discussion or do you each take the lead on different financial matters? The recent UBS Own Your Worth report based on a survey of 1700 married couples in the US revealed some interesting findings about who takes charge in money matters. 88% of women in same-sex couples and 90% of women …

8 family finance tips to have more money

8 family finance tips to have more money How can you make a difference to your family finances in the year to come? By acting on even one of these eight tips you could be finding yourself a lot better off in 12 months’ time. And if you do all eight, the sky’s the limit. Cameron McLean is a Financial Planner AFP® with Acumen Wealth Management in Perth. His special area of interest is helping families to be …

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 …

One income or two?

One income or two? Living on just one income can be a challenge whatever the circumstances. For singles and couples, with or without children, budgeting for all your household expenses is easier when you take steps to manage your money in a different way. Juggling work, family and finances When a family of two becomes three, it’s usually the case that one partner is going to drop their income, for a while at least. And …

Insider’s guide to invisible money

Insider’s guide to invisible money If you feel like you’ll never keep up with your tech-savvy kids, don’t despair. One of the most important tech topics they need to learn about is spending money in a digital world. Find out just how much kids are getting to grips with invisible money and get some talking points to help the whole family keep up with the move towards a cashless society. Technology use is a common …

Why a job means more to kids than money

Why a job means more to kids than money Getting your kids out to work isn’t just about teaching them the value of an honest day’s work. It’s also a great way for them to start taking an interest in all sorts of financial matters. Find out more about what your kids stand to learn from their earliest years in the workforce. Kids are quick to learn that money doesn’t grow on trees. According to …

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life?

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? Keeping success in your sights What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? CEO, author and mentor Kylie Travers tells us how she overcame big challenges to get where she is today. The last few years have been an extraordinary journey for Kylie Travers. After leaving an abusive relationship and facing the future …

Defining enough – the fundamental question for your financial plan

Defining enough – the fundamental question for your financial plan Do all your future plans rely on having a lot more money than you do now? If the answer is yes, it might be time to think carefully about your values so you can put together a realistic financial plan that will bring you closer to the sort of life you want. Planning for your financial future doesn’t have to be about chasing more money. …

Five ways money can wreck your relationship

Five ways money can wreck your relationship Although women are often portrayed in television and film as “shopaholics” – for example spending thousands of dollars on shoes – in reality it is more likely for women in relationships to be the conservatives and the men the risk takers, says Kane Jiang, managing director at AA Financial Planning in Perth. “From a financial planner’s perspective,” Jiang says that couples often argue due to their “different risk …