Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad

Personal debt – maybe the mortgage isn’t so bad Household debt in Australia is high but more of us are taking a sensible approach to debt management. Nationally, our household debt ratio is nudging 200%. On paper it means we owe twice as much in debt as we bring home in our pay packets each year. It sounds like an alarming figure but as 74% of all households have some level of debt, the reality …

ASPIRATIONS Newsletter

ASPIRATIONS Newsletter Welcome to the latest edition of our client online newsletters, Our articles cover a range of topics which we hope you will find interesting. We aim to keep you informed of changes as they happen, but we also want to provide ideas to help you live the life you want – now and in the future. Our Latest Newsletter               Spring 2019   Newsletter Archives     …

Are we becoming a cashless society?

  Are we becoming a cashless society? Australians are edging towards a cashless future, as consumers use debit cards or other electronic payment methods in preference to cash at the checkout and online. But whether we will entirely shun notes and coins in the future is not certain. For one thing, cash has its benefits. It’s easier for small transactions such as buying a coffee or tipping a waiter. However, the rise of contactless, credit …

How can you give your kids money smarts?

How can you give your kids money smarts? Children learn a lot from their parents when it comes to money—arm yours for financial success. When it comes to money, your own behaviour and attitudes can strongly influence your kids.  Help your kids to be money smart by demonstrating positive money habits and teaching them valuable lessons as they grow older. Teaching money smarts Money management has always been important for children to learn about, especially …

Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Credit Cards

Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Credit Cards The use of credit cards continues to enjoy an almost meteoric rise to popularity and fame. It has been seen that credit cards have now even overtaken debit cards in the race to become the top plastic alternative to money. The use of credit cards is more often than not rewarding in terms of credit scores and points. Yet, it is important that you are smart when …