Old and new money lessons for kids | Money & Life

Old and new money lessons for kids One of the most important things you can teach your kids is how to manage their money as this will help them better face the challenges of adulthood. In our world of ever advancing technology, children often don’t see physical money being exchanged. In fact, some Scandinavian countries are even doing away with physical cash altogether. These days, money can be moved with the swipe of plastic card …

Oliver’s Insights – Magic money tree – QE & money printing and their part in the coronavirus economic rescue

Oliver’s Insights – Magic money tree – QE & money printing and their part in the coronavirus economic rescue Key points Central bank support to ensure the flow of money and credit through economies is an essential part of the global and Australian coronavirus economic rescue. This has increasingly involved quantitative easing which entails the printing of money. Higher inflation is an obvious risk from money printing, but it’s unlikely to become an issue until …

How to save money at university

How to save money at university Back at uni? Do away with the poor student clichés with these money making and money saving tips Students aren’t exactly known for rolling in cash, but by following these simple tips to start saving money at university you can make the most of what you’ve got. Get a part-time job This might seem obvious, but part-time jobs aren’t what they used to be. Sure, you could take on …

Can refinancing my home loan save me money?

Can refinancing my home loan save me money? By replacing your home loan with a new one, you could take advantage of a better deal. Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each yeari to make sure the interest rates, fees, features and terms & conditions continue to meet your needs. And with interest rates at an all-time low in Australiaii, now may be a …

How Much Superannuation is enough?

How Much Superannuation is enough? When you plan for retirement you will probably develop a financial plan intended to increase the amount you have for retirement. If you are on an average wage of about $85,000 p.a. before tax, you’ll need to save about 15 to 20 times that amount for retirement – about $1.3 to $1.7 million at today’s prices. You’re probably nowhere near that. There are other ways of estimating what you may …

Spending money in a cashless world

Spending money in a cashless world How the move to electronic payments could be making it easier to spend…and what to do about it. It’s Thursday morning and almost the end of the working week. You’re walking to the train station and you realise you’ve forgotten to top up your public transport card. No matter…a few clicks later and you’ve transferred $50 over. At the station you grab a takeaway flat white before the train …

How to retire early

How to retire early Whether you choose or need early retirement, having a plan can give your money the best chance of lasting the distance. Whether lifestyle preferences or circumstances beyond your control are behind your decision to retire early, you’ll need to make a plan to help your retirement savings last, while still enjoying a few of your favourite comforts in life. Here are some retirement planning tips to consider when thinking about retiring …

Helping grown-up children with their finances

Helping grown-up children with their finances It’s only natural to want to help your kids with big ticket items to give them a good start in life—particularly in an era when tuition fees and house prices make higher education and owning a home less affordable than in previous generations. But it can be difficult to know when to start turning off the tap. If you have an adult child who isn’t very good with money, …

Be aware of your money biases

Be aware of your money biases Knowledge is power. The more you’re aware of how your mind works the more you can adjust your attitude towards money. Six cognitive biases that influence how we save, spend and invest money We like to think we’re rational beings. But the reality is that a lot of our daily behaviour is influenced by our subconscious. Behavioural scientists have looked at the way human beings are wired and discovered …

Take control of your finances now for the new financial year.

Take control of your finances now for the new financial year. If you set yourself money goals at the start of 2019, the upcoming new financial year is a great time to check if you’re on track. And if you didn’t set any goals – or if you have strayed off track – this is the perfect time to get organised, write a checklist and stick with it! Don’t wait until 1 July to start. …