FutureYou Thinks You Should be Saving More

Since having kids, I've found it hard to imagine the future. When they were babies, it was difficult to imagine what it would be like with toddlers. Once they became toddlers, I had trouble picturing them as "tweens". And now, as a father of two teenage daughters, adulthood seems a long way off. We get … Continue reading FutureYou Thinks You Should be Saving More

Forget Budgeting, Make a Game Out of Your Money

Would you rather listen to The Wiggles - "Big Red Car" on repeat for 4 hours, than sit down and put a family budget together? I've never been a fan of doing a budget, especially in an OLD school excel spreadsheet. What I do like though, is keeping track of my personal spending (you can … Continue reading Forget Budgeting, Make a Game Out of Your Money

Budget 2017 – Better Days Ahead

The treasurer Scott Morrison is all about fairness, security and opportunity in Budget 2017. Some highlights: Increased funding for education, $18.6B over 10 years - on a needs-based analysis (see how your school is affected here) Housing affordability Working with states to increase supply Increasing CGT discount to 60% for investors in affordable housing $375M … Continue reading Budget 2017 – Better Days Ahead

Is Your School Affected by Funding Changes in Budget 2017?

With Budget 2017, the PM wants to ensure Australians "realise their dreams". The biggest hit to the hip pocket for some could be in the form of higher school fees over coming years. The government today launched an estimator tool where you can search by school and see the increase or decrease in funding for … Continue reading Is Your School Affected by Funding Changes in Budget 2017?

How Will Markets React to the US Election?

As the US Election race finally comes to an end next week (we hope), financial journalists are rolling out the most expected of headlines. I've just typed "what happens to markets if Trump wins" into Google and sat here laughing for the last half hour. The importance of who becomes the next US President is … Continue reading How Will Markets React to the US Election?