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Could you live on the Australian aged pension?

Retirement seems a too far off to be relevant when you're in your 30s or 40s – and it seems a lifetime away when you’re still in your 20’s. There are so many other things you want and need to do with your money – paying [...]

June 5th, 2016|

How to manage your money (without a financial adviser)

It’s true, everyone can manage their own finances without a financial advisor, despite what the financial services industry has to say about it. That’s a big statement I realise and one that would probably get a lot of p [...]

May 30th, 2016|

What can I claim on my taxes?

It’s almost the end of another year – financial year that is. Have you ever found yourself asking "What can I claim on my taxes?" As mums we are a pretty mixed bag when it comes to how we earn a living; so understanding [...]

May 22nd, 2016|

How to choose your investments

How to choose your investments - this is the final post in the getting started with investing series. Feeling a little more confident?? Given this is the final piece of the puzzle - here’s a quick recap of what we’ve cov [...]

May 15th, 2016|

Active vs passive investing

In this post I’m talking about active vs passive investing. Active vs passive investing is one of the biggest debates going around when it comes to the financial services industry. Why you say? Because investment markets [...]

May 9th, 2016|

Asset classes explained

This is Part 3 of the post series on Getting started in investing. In this post I’m talking about asset classes. Quick recap: what have we learnt so far in this Investing 101 post series? In Part 1, I talked about the im [...]

May 1st, 2016|

Understanding investment risk and return

This is Part 2 of my blog series “Investing 101," where we look at the importance of understanding risk and return. In the last post, I talked about the importance of discovering your WHY when it comes to investing. Aski [...]

April 24th, 2016|

Investing 101: A great place to start

  Investing 101: is simply putting your money to work to help you achieve your personal & financial goals. That makes it sound so simple right? But in reality it can be pretty darn confusing. You're worried: Tha [...]

April 9th, 2016|

Do I need life insurance?

  It's a question I hear often. However the more productive question to ask yourself is whether you can afford not to have it. Or to put it another way, what would your world look like if the worst was to happen to [...]

April 3rd, 2016|

Is your private health insurance worth it?

  What is the cost benefit of your private health insurance? Every year private health insurance premiums rise on the 1st of April and households around Australia ask themselves in unison ? What are we paying for?? [...]

March 17th, 2016|