How are parents teaching kids value of money in todays digital world?

How are parents teaching kids the value of money in today’s digital world? As part of their Financial Planning Week campaign, the FPA conducted national research with The Curious Co. The Share the Dream national survey of 1,003 Australian parents of children aged 4-18, gives new insights into our nation’s financial capability and readiness to share the dream with the next generation. Did you know that two thirds of Aussie parents believe digital money is …

The true value of financial advice

The true value of financial advice Does investing in a financial planner really pay off? According to the latest research from Sunsuper you could be thousands of dollars better off when you make choices based on professional financial advice. Plus you’ll take more family holidays, have greater peace of mind and more confidence in your financial decisions. Teaming up with research experts, Core Data, Sunsuper have released The Value of Advice Report. Insights include financial forecasts …

The year that was and the year ahead – five questions to ask yourself

The year that was and the year ahead – five questions to ask yourself Reflecting on the year that was …   1. What did you spend your time on in 2017? We all have 24 hours in a day so how you spend those hours will show up in what you achieve. Reflecting on the activities you spend your time on can also be a good indication of where your passion and values lie. If …

Where to find value in the real estate market

13 December 2017 Where to find value in the real estate market The so called ‘yield trade’, which has pushed valuations in the Australian real estate market across the various segments right up to their long term averages, will continue in 2018. Even though this ‘search for yield’ phenomenon has been playing out for some years – while interest rates remain low and investors to be pushed into riskier assets in search of income – …

Plenty of value at the Hotel California

Plenty of value at the Hotel California Disruption is the buzz word of the modern era and San Francisco as the home of Uber, Twitter and Salesforce.com should know a thing or two about it. To that point, disruption of a very different kind has literally been tearing up the San Francisco skyline, but this is a very different real estate disruption and one that is only short term in nature, with opportunity knocking on …

Aussie banks are OK but there’s better value overseas

Aussie banks are OK but there’s better value overseas 04 October 2017 Banks globally are better value than local banks for share market investors but our “big four” still don’t look overvalued, says Shane Oliver, AMP Capital head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. “Going forward in an absolute sense the banks look ok. P/Es [price earnings] multiples are a little under the market average multiples in Australia and dividend yields are still good.“There is …

The value of advice

  Have you ever wondered how your family would cope financially if you weren’t around? Life throws some curved balls at us sometimes, usually when we least expect it. That’s why it’s best to seek financial advice, no matter what age you are. In this video (2.36), Diane from AMP explains how, after becoming seriously ill, she realised how it could affect her income and her family’s lifestyle. She sought financial advice and is now financially …

Teach Kids the Value of Saving and Budgeting Money

Teach Kids the Value of Saving and Budgeting Money Do you want your children to make the same mistakes with money as you did? Naturally, you want your children to learn from the mistakes that you made when you were young. If you learned the value of saving your hard-earned money the hard way, you should teach your children about the value of saving and budgeting money. Instill good habits in them now, before they …