Three out of four Australians believe a stylish home is the key to personal fulfilment.
From the time we're little kids, we're taught about the importance of financial independence. Remember when you got your first bit of pocket money as a kid? Remember when you paid your first proper bill as a teenager? Remember the first time you paid rent? These are all pretty standard milestones of financial independence. Unfortunately, not everyone moves towards financial freedom at the same pace.
Ever feel like every time you go out with your family, it costs an arm and a leg? It seems like these days, even a simple outing has to be carefully wedged in to the budget. For example, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s happy with the price of taking two kids and two adults to the movies – especially once the popcorn and drinks are added.
If you’re reading this, there’s a fair chance that you’ve heard this fact before: women generally retire with much lower superannuation balances than men. It’s something that the industry (and the generally public) has focused on for the last few years.
Has it been one of those weeks? No matter how busy you are, it’s important to find time to unwind and do things to help your body and mind relax. We’ve put together a few activities to try.
We take a look at the recommendations published in the recent Super Ideas report by the John Curtin Research Centre and Vision Super, designed to improve the retirement outcomes of women.
Opening a joint back account? Saving for a home or moving in with your partner? Having a chat about money can help make it fair, transparent and drama-free. Here are some tips for starting the conversation with your special someone.
As we approach International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some world-changing inventions by women – some of them may take you by surprise.
If you haven’t had a financial planning appointment before, you might be wondering what actually happens once you meet your planner.
Who doesn’t want to clear their schedule and enjoy some me time? We’ve trawled the internet and asked around for people’s go-to timesaving tricks to help you get things done faster so you can smell the roses.
You may have heard reports that Australian women are retiring with only half the average super balance of men. Many organisations have recommended policy changes to help close this super gender gap, but while we wait for policies to catch up, there are steps women (and in fact, anyone) can take to improve their retirement outcome.