Time for your next pay rise?

Time for your next pay rise? It’s important to get paid what you’re worth, for your self-esteem and your bank balance too. Find out what’s going on with wages and jobs in Australia and whether you should ask for a raise. Haven’t had a decent pay rise in a while? …

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay Do your homework for your next pay rise conversation with these ten tips to help you prepare your case and boost your chances of getting the right result. In 2017, even Reserve Bank Chief Philip Lowe was encouraging Australians to be more confident …

Are you cheating on your partner – with money?

Are you cheating on your partner – with money? Financial “infidelity” can be just as destructive as the more traditional kind. Discover just what financial infidelity might look like in your relationship and what to do if you find you’ve been lied to – or need to confess.       …

Where the money is: Jobs on the rise towards 2020

Where the money is: Jobs on the rise towards 2020 A new year can get you thinking about all sorts of lifestyle changes, including career direction. We look at the 5 industries expected to experience growth and offer the best in job opportunities in the next two years. Money isn’t …

The best money blogs and financial advice for 20-somethings

The best money blogs and financial advice for 20-somethings  Are you a 20-something, a Millennial, a Gen Y or a Gen Next? Actually, it’s a trick question, as they’re all the same thing. Whether you believe such a label applies to you or not, you may think managing your money …

Is working more the answer to your financial problems?

Is working more the answer to your financial problems? When working more means earning more, it makes sense to take that promotion or extra shift to get ahead financially. But when expenses go up and quality of life goes down, is the price you’re paying for longer hours too high?  …

Psych yourself into saving

Psych yourself into saving Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or living comfortably, saving money can be something you’ll be finding hard to do. In her new book “Mind Over Money: The Psychology of Money and How To Use it Better” BBC broadcaster and psychologist Claudia Hammond shares insights …

Living the good life in your 20s, 30s and 40s

Living the good life in your 20s, 30s and 40s Whether you’re twenty-something and single or married with kids, life is full of challenges and opportunities. How can you handle money better so you’re not held back by debts and financial stress? New guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP®,  …

Borrowing money: When and how to do it right

Borrowing money: When and how to do it right We all know getting into debt isn’t really desirable. So are there times when borrowing is justified? And what’s the best approach to keeping repayments within reasonable limits? We spoke to CFP® Sandy Hopps  to get expert advice on smart ways to …