10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay Do your homework for your next pay rise conversation with these ten tips to help you prepare your case and boost your chances of getting the right result. In 2017, even Reserve Bank Chief Philip Lowe was encouraging Australians to be more confident and courageous in asking for a pay rise.  Although the current outlook for wage growth in our job market is pretty flat, there isn’t any harm in …

Should you make your kids pay rent?

Should you make your kids pay rent? Either way, some form of agreement should be reached so that what everyone wants is considered, and it’s not a one-sided affair. When your kids grow up, at least enough to hold down a steady job, one question many parents and carers might ask themselves is, should I charge my kids board? Some people will tell you yes, some people will tell you no, but at the end …

How can I safeguard my ability to pay off my home loan?

How can I safeguard my ability to pay off my home loan? It’s not unusual that life can be smooth sailing one minute and throw you a curveball the next. You might be hit with an injury or illness, a reduction in income or redundancy, a separation from your partner, or even a death in the family—all of which can be difficult, emotionally as well as financially. If you happen to owe money on your …

Inheritance or unexpected windfall

  Inheritance or unexpected windfall What to do with some unexpected extra money? Although windfalls may be unexpected, if and when they happen, how do you make sure you make the most of them? And, when it comes to inheritance, how do you know if there are any special obligations or considerations that apply? Common questions to consider Some questions you may wish to consider include: What are my options? Do I have to pay …