The wallet challenge – savings and budget checklist

The wallet challenge – savings and budget checklist Budgeting and savings might sound very basic, but many people find it difficult to get these fundamentals right, or don’t have these in place at all. Here are some tips to help you get started, and on the right track to building your …

Where does all my money go? Save money on your three biggest expenses

Where does all my money go? Save money on your three biggest expenses The three biggest drains on our money are paying for housing, food and transport. And there’s no getting away from the fact that it is unlikely we can live without any of the “big three”. Here we …

Sharing financial wisdom between the generations

Sharing financial wisdom between the generations Money know-how can come from anyone, young or old. When it comes to financial wisdom, author and speaker Kylie Travers and actor and singer Charmaine Bingwa have taken their lead from the previous generation. Save and save some more There’s no getting around it, …

To save or invest?

To save or invest? In today’s low interest rate environment, it’s hard to get ahead with your savings to buy a home or other personal goals. But if you don’t have much to lose is it too big a gamble to be investing your money instead? This article draws on …

Don’t just invest for your children, invest with them

Don’t just invest for your children, invest with them Investing with your child can help them build a nest egg and improve their financial literacy. Gifting your child with a nest egg of investments is a wonderful idea, and will no doubt give them a kickstart into adulthood. But some …

Get goal savvy

Get goal savvy No matter what your financial and lifestyle goals may be, here are some proven techniques for setting yourself up to succeed in reaching them. Write your goals down, and review regularly CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional Brendan Burrows of PSK Financial Services in Sydney says financial goals “need to …

Finding your disappearing dollars

Finding your disappearing dollars Do you earn a decent salary but still find it hard to live within your means or save? If your strategy is to save what is left in your bank account at the end of the month, you probably won’t have any savings at all. Invariably …

Taking your first step towards financial freedom (video)

Taking your first step towards financial freedom (video)  You might think that financial planners solve money problems. Financial planning is about so much more than this. It’s about bringing your dreams to life, identifying your life goals, hopes and dreams – and putting in place a financial plan to …

Should your investment journey start with property?

Should your investment journey start with property? When you’re priced out of owning a home in your neighbourhood, is property investing a good solution for growing your wealth? Will renting for the rest of your life cost more and make you more vulnerable? We talked to CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional …

The wallet challenge: Step 1 – your financial audit

The wallet challenge: Step 1 – your financial audit This 4 part series will get you ready to grow your wealth in the new financial year. Starting with an audit of your current financial position, this checklist will guide you through a review of all your assets – savings, super, …