Planning

What about Money Compatibility?

When we talk about compatibility we usually focus on how well we get on socially. But what about money compatibility? It can really make or break a relationship!

A sad fact is that around 50% of marriages end in divorce and while money may not be solely to blame, you can be pretty sure that a misalignment of values, priorities, expectations and attitudes to money will have something to do with it. Financial Adviser, Christine Hornery of Financial Management Solutions on the Central Coast of New South Wales shares this story.

6 Jul 2015 Read More
Planning

Money and Children

In today’s world of technology and gadgets, it can certainly be tough to teach grandkids a sense of being prudent or frugal with money.  

We have to keep in mind that these days they will rarely see money spent any way other than from a machine in the wall or seeing their parents handing over a plastic card to obtain whatever they purchase. 
 

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

Can you afford to Divorce?

While some divorces come as a surprise to some, others are the exact opposite. In fact, more and more people are planning their divorce before actually telling their partner and moving out of the matrimonial home. Interestingly enough, women file for divorce more often then men and are more likely to divorce than die while married!

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

All Financial Planners drive Ferraris! - and other myths about financial planners

There are a lot of myths and fallacies surrounding Financial Planners. However the profession has changed. A lot. And it is essential that consumers know what is true now.

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

Starting a small business

Starting a small business can be exciting, daunting, challenging and rewarding. There are many things you need to consider before starting your business in order to give it the best chance of success. In no particular order, I’ve listed some of the issues to consider, assuming you’ve already decided on what business you will be in: 

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

Is your financial planner right for you? Questions to ask yourself when seeing your planner

Financial planning is different to most professions because the relationship between you and your planner is likely to be ongoing and continue for many years. It is critical that your planner really understands you and your situation. The level of understanding she has regarding what you want and need will affect the quality of advice you receive. 

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

Is your new job the dream job, or could it turn into a financial nightmare?

They say a change is as good as a holiday, but let's be honest- starting a new job can be a daunting and confronting change to face. We get so focused with ensuring we create the right first impression that we often forget about the financial consequences of this change.

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

5 steps to financially detox?

So the new year is well under way, you have been no doubt tried to put your best foot forward and set ambitious goals, but it never takes too long for old habits to creep back in.

2 Jun 2015 Read More
Planning

Women, Money & Divorce

Today’s article is one for the ladies. We want to discuss the unfortunate topic of divorce and how it impacts on you financially. But it’s not just for the unfortunate ones whose marriage has or might breakdown. This article is about empowering women to understand their financial position and ensure that we remain on track to reach our own financial goals regardless of what life throws at us.

2 Jun 2015 Read More