Being a smart Santa with your gift budget

Being a smart Santa with your gift budget When you’re under pressure to give that perfect present at Christmas it can be much harder to stick to a budget. Find ways to make your gift budget go further with our top tips for giving generously without going overboard on spending. When giving gets expensive According to comparison website finder.com, the average Aussie is planning to spend $464 on Christmas gifts in the lead up to …

Helping your kids buy a home

Helping your kids buy a home Increasing house prices are good news for property owners but can be a bit of a hurdle for people trying to get into the market. If, like many of our clients, your goal is to help your children buy a home, there are a few ways you can help. Perhaps some of the tips below might give you an idea or two to discuss with your adviser. 1. Start …

The unwritten rules of gift-giving

The unwritten rules of gift-giving The holiday season is full of tough questions. What to wear to the office Christmas party, whether to go in for seconds (or thirds) of ham, how long leftover seafood keeps for (don’t push it), whether pudding is an acceptable Boxing Day breakfast (it is). But the toughest dilemmas of all have to do with exchanging gifts. If you’re feeling a bit nervous about gift shopping, you’re not alone. A …

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month Holiday season is such a wonderful time to have fun and enjoy with your family right? Say that to someone who is responsible for the expenses that come with the holiday season and they’ll add the word “stressful” in your description of the holiday season. Let’s give you a little relief and give you ways to save for the holiday season in a month. …