Why wellbeing isn’t just for the well-off | Money & Life

Why wellbeing isn’t just for the well-off Are you guilty of putting your health and wellbeing last? Whether it’s for financial or family reasons, you could be costing yourself more than you think. Whether it’s down to a lack of time or money, we’re all guilty of neglecting our own health from time to time. This can be especially true during challenging times, like we’re experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But scrimping on your mental …

Why financial wellbeing is a pillar of good health | Money & Life

Why financial wellbeing is a pillar of good health Much like exercise and eating well, your financial wellbeing is key to living a happy and healthy life. So what is financial wellbeing and how can you improve yours? Financial wellbeing is often overlooked as one of the pillars of good health, but it’s every bit as important as your physical, mental and emotional health. Poor financial health has been linked to a range of nasty side effects …

5 common financial mistakes to avoid during a crisis | Money & Life

5 common financial mistakes to avoid during a crisis The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is playing havoc with finances for many households. Fran Hughes CFP®, Head of Financial Solutions at Nexia Perth offers five ways to limit the impact at this challenging time. With Australia recording a spike in the unemployment rate of 6.2% due to the coronavirus, it’s only natural that households feel under enormous financial pressure and face uncertainty about their future. Perhaps …

Financial counsellor or financial planner: What’s the difference? | Money & Life

Financial counsellor or financial planner: What’s the difference? Ok we get it, knowing where to turn to for financial advice can be confusing sometimes! Financial planners and financial counsellors are both types of financial experts, so which one is right for you? When you’re looking for advice on your finances, it can be hard to know where to turn. Counsellor, adviser, planner? A simple internet search can be enough to make your head spin. While …

Managing your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic | Money & Life

Managing your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic With so much uncertainty about, good financial planning is more important than ever. A quick financial health-check can help you weather the pandemic and reach your financial goals. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly disrupted our daily lives, forcing us to close entire industries and change our behaviour overnight. With the lockdown directly affecting jobs and the economy, many people’s thoughts quickly turned to their finances. Corey Wastle …

What could the COVID-19 economic stimulus package do for my finances? | Money & Life

What could the COVID-19 economic stimulus package do for my finances? In March and April 2020, a whole range of payments have been announced for Australians looking for financial relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Find out how you could benefit from the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package. The global and local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been like nothing we’ve experienced before. As a result, there are a …

How fit are your finances? | Money & Life

    How fit are your finances? Wearable technology can monitor our heart rate and tell us how much sleep we’ve had, but what about our financial wellbeing? If you could benefit from a Fitbit for your finances, read on. Just like your physical health, the more you can monitor what’s happening with your finances, the easier it will be to improve your financial fitness. We all know that financial stress can have a negative …

Take stock of how much conveniences are costing you | Money & Life

Take stock of how much conveniences are costing you With weeks, and perhaps months, of self-isolation ahead, many of life’s conveniences like streaming and delivery services will become our essentials. But if you’re used to spending unlimited amounts to make life that little bit easier, now is a good time to look at what you can live without to make your budget go further. These days it’s easy to order just about anything on demand. …

The skills you need for big money choices

The skills you need for big money choices Even when you’ve got the skills to budget for your household, making big financial decisions can seem beyond you. You might feel like you lack the knowledge or confidence to plan for your financial future, instead of just managing day-to-day. So just what is that holds you back from getting in control of your finances and feeling confident about your future? In a 2018 report from UBS, …

Are you a money pushover?

Are you a money pushover? Being loyal, generous and spontaneous are all positive human traits. But if you’re spending more than you need to because you can’t say no, then it could be time to own up to being a money pushover. Get tips on how to stop compromising on your finances and start standing up for yourself. If you’re shy about coming forward to collect money you’re owed and always the one picking up …