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HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

FOUR TIPS TO AVOID TO OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians splurged a whopping $47.5 billion during last year’s Christmas shopping period. That probably made for a lot of blistered credit cards and debt hangovers come February! As your credit advisor, we'd like to recommend a more sensible [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:26:58+10:00December 3rd, 2018|Finance Control, Finance Tips, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FINANCES

With another Christmas celebrated and already showing up on our waistlines, a common topic of conversation for many of us in January is our New Year resolutions. Whether it’s a pledge to give up smoking, get to the gym more often, or start (yet another) healthy eating regime, New Year resolutions usually have [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:18:14+10:00January 27th, 2017|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FINANCES

MANAGING MONEY MADE EASY

Sadly, managing our personal finances is not one of the skills they teach us at school. It is not easy, and for many, the thought of preparing and managing a budget is just – well – boring. This is what usually happens…We are paid for the work that we do. Payment is usually on a weekly, fortnightly, [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:15:05+10:00September 16th, 2016|Finance Tips, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on MANAGING MONEY MADE EASY

IN YOUR 70s

HAPPY DAYS You're living the high life. No kids, no work, lots of money! How could things get any better? You've been in retirement for a little while now - and it's not all it's cracked up to be. There's not much going on. If you don't go on holiday once a [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:07:50+10:00February 12th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 70s

IN YOUR 60s

FEELING THE BUZZ So you've hit 60: who's excited? Retirement is just moments away - although receding steadily for later retirees as the federal government pushes the pension age envelope. But many people have taken these steps. There's the expected freak-out as you question if you have enough money for your future. All the [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:12:44+10:00February 10th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 60s

IN YOUR 50s

FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE Life's comfortable with the mortgage paid off, or close to it, kids on the way out or even gone and retirement to look forward to. While this can be a great time of your life - "me time" - there are often challenges to be faced in this decade. [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:10:09+10:00February 8th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 50s

IN YOUR 40s

YOU'RE HALFWAY THERE! They say life begins at 40, perhaps because many feel like they have made it - kids, house, nice car, nice career: it all seems to be coming along nicely. It's almost like you got life figured out. Many see this as halfway in life, which makes them think. Have I [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:41:15+10:00February 5th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 40s

IN YOUR 30s

BABY, IT'S COLD OUT THERE! These have become the baby-making years. In 2013, a total of 308,065 babies were born to women with median age of 30.8 years. Having kids  can be stressful. You're not sure if you're doing it right, and you're getting endless advice on how to do it from [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:14:02+10:00January 22nd, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 30s

IN YOUR 20s

20s PARTY TIME You are going through a very exciting and full-on time in your life. You have no concerns and live life as it comes. This decade is party season! Many 20-somethings are living at home with their parents, if they can stand them, with no view of leaving. Once university [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:06:35+10:00January 20th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 20s

SIX AGES OF WEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Take the right steps and you and your family can enjoy financial security. But you must anticipate your changing needs. Our panel of experts tells you how to plan for each decade, and Teresa Ooi spoke to real life couples. Read Related Article: Discovering Your Goals Read Related Article: Where Are You Going? [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:16:45+10:00January 18th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on SIX AGES OF WEALTH AND HAPPINESS