Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?

This week it's been reported that Gen Y have the best saving habits in the nation. Now who said Gen Y were lazy and directionless? Both SMH and Smartcompany carried the news that the often maligned Gen Y are actually better savers than both Gen X and the Baby Boomers. These headlines were based on the RaboDirect … Continue reading Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?

How Much Money Do You Need to be Happy?

Guest Post: Count Financial We all know that money can’t buy love and money isn’t the key to happiness. At the same time, a number of studies have demonstrated what we instinctively know – that having enough money to live comfortably makes a big difference to our overall well-being and life satisfaction. A US poll,1 … Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need to be Happy?

If I got sick and couldn’t work for 4 years my family would…

a) rely on help from other family members b) rely on help from the government c) survive on one income or my wife/husband would go back to work or; d) sell the family home to raise some cash This was the difficult situation faced by a client our our practice some years ago. A reality … Continue reading If I got sick and couldn’t work for 4 years my family would…

How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After Divorce

Divorce is often not only emotionally traumatic but financially can leave you starting all over again. There are some key issues I'd like to share that we address when working clients. If you've been through a divorce here are some steps you can take to get your finances back on track: - Reassess your goals. … Continue reading How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After Divorce