Money and love, how to make it work

Are you and your partner financially compatible? A marriage between a saver and a spender comes with its problems, but nothing true love can’t overcome – right? According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), household finances are among the main reasons couples argue. When Anna met Tony they planned a life together. They[…]

6 smart ways to build savings

The word “thrifty” is rarely thought of in a positive sense but that’s not fair because if we continually spend more than we earn, our debts will eventually catch up and other words such as “default” or “bankrupt” might become more familiar. Being thrifty doesn’t mean doing without – quite the opposite. Here are six[…]

Sudden wealth! Now what?

Lottery prize pools now amass huge amounts, regularly turning everyday Aussies into instant multi-millionaires. But being ‘struck rich’ is not only based on luck. There is more than $2.6 trillion worth of assets invested in superannuation in Australia. A multi-million dollar inheritance can be a life-changer. Regardless of the source, most people who receive unexpected[…]

3 ways to save for your children’s education

If you are a parent you are fully aware that the cost of private education is continually rising, with some schools charging fees of up to $20,000 a year, sometimes more; and that doesn’t include uniforms, excursions and after school activities. The cost of earning a university degree particularly in the popular disciplines like law,[…]

Your next holiday destination – why not swap?

You might remember the movie, “The Holiday” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Two women are experiencing relationship problems so they exchange their houses for a holiday away from men. Kate swaps her quaint English cottage for Cameron’s LA mansion. Both love the extreme differences but, of course, there are men everywhere they go! (It[…]