Seven rules for success

Seven rules for success If you’re ready to start living your dreams, it might be time to change the rules you live by. Actor Charmaine Bingwa and CEO Kylie Travers tell us about the rules that have kept them moving on the path to success. 1. Know what your values are When you set goals that connect with your values, it’s easier to make decisions and take action that moves you towards them. “Working out your core values –  …

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life?

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? Keeping success in your sights What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? CEO, author and mentor Kylie Travers tells us how she overcame big challenges to get where she is today. The last few years have been an extraordinary journey for Kylie Travers. After leaving an abusive relationship and facing the future …

First home buyers find success with advice and coaching

First home buyers find success with advice and coaching Most of the conversations I have had with clients about their adult children are about buying and paying off their first home. Getting into debt is relatively easy, but high home prices and the need to pay it off make the challenge of home ownership more difficult than a generation ago. This is especially true in Sydney where home prices are over 12 times average earnings …

5 ways to set your kids up for financial success

5 ways to set your kids up for financial success As we move towards a cashless society, how do we teach children that money comes from hard work and good financial management and not some magic money pot in the sky? “In a world of credit cards and online banking, actual physical money is becoming an alien concept for today’s young. From their perspective, a quick tap of the plastic is all it takes to …

Keeping success in your sights

Keeping success in your sights What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? We talked to singer and actress Charmaine Bingwa about the X-factor that gets her where she wants to be. Discipline from the very beginning I was born in Australia, but my parents moved here from Zimbabwe. They arrived with almost nothing, about $500 was all the money they had. And so they worked hard, saved …

The future for working mothers

The future for working mothers On Mother’s Day 2018, we explore some of the challenges currently facing working Mums in Australia and whether they can expect better career opportunities, rewards and work-life balance in the future. Challenge 1: Mind the gap According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, women take home on average $251.20 less than men each week (based on full-time adult earnings), creating a national gender “pay gap” of 15.3%1. This means that women, on …

What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success?

What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success? Science reveals how our human-hardwiring can get in the way and cost us much more than we think. As humans we have changed a lot over time. Vast periods of time have seen us adapt and evolve—from hunting for food to ordering online and as our behaviour has changed, our brains have developed. But even though we no longer live in caves, some of our ancient hardwiring still …

Save for something big

Save for something big. Using goals to achieve your dreams Many people don’t find budgeting and saving easy, nor is it on top of their priority list. Most of us are programmed to look for short cuts, or believe that with a bit of luck – and rising house prices – ‘we’ll be right’. But in reality, saving for the lifestyle we want does require a degree of discipline and an active interest in looking …

Tips for success in a competitive job market

Tips for success in a competitive job market The AMP.NATSEM report highlights challenges for young Australians starting their careers. If you’re finding it hard to get started in your chosen career—or your kids are doing it tough—you’re not alone. Many other young Australians are in the same boat, with a high proportion of young people working in part-time hospitality and retail jobs, even when they have uni degrees. The latest AMP.NATSEM reporti shows that demographic, …

10 tips for success in a competitive job market

 10 tips for success in a competitive job market   AMP.NATSEM report highlights challenges for young Australians starting their careers  If you’re finding it hard to get started in your chosen career—or your kids are doing it tough—you’re not alone. Many other young Australians are in the same boat, with a high proportion of young people working in part-time hospitality and retail jobs, even when they have uni degrees. The latest AMP.NATSEM report[1] shows that …