With costs of living on the rise and wage growth stagnating, it’s not hard to see why Australian households are increasingly feeling the pinch.i In fact, a recent Ubank survey revealed 59% of Aussies admit their current financial situation causes them stress or loss of sleep.ii Even in the oft-labelled ‘Lucky Country’, this is a worrying statistic.
One fact of life is certain, we don’t stay young forever. As we grow older, everyday tasks can become tiresome; we suffer inevitable aches and pains and often have difficulty remembering things. But the ageing process should be seen as a privilege. We have retirement to look forward to, access to good healthcare and the opportunity to spend more time with the people we love. To ensure we’re able to enjoy a long and happy retirement, it’s important to plan ahead, so here are 7 ways to get started!
Is everyone at your workplace coughing and spluttering, carrying around the winter sniffles? This month in our 'Time Poor & Dirt Cheap' series, the Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter gives us her take on a healthy, quick and cheap chicken soup to boost your immune system.
Ever wondered what it would be like to control millions (or even billions) of dollars? For chief financial officers, it’s an everyday reality. The financial controllers of large companies spend their days reviewing income and expenses, working on profit improvement projects, approving expenses, and making tough calls when it comes to company capital. Sounds stressful, right? Have you ever considered that you’re the CFO of your household? It’s true – but don’t worry! By applying our 6 simple principles you’ll be well on track to building your savings and getting ahead.
It’s a new financial year and in retail world that means time to do a stocktake - a good opportunity for business owners to offload stock and also to take notice of what did work to plan for the new financial year. So we felt that now would a great time to pull together some ideas to help you do a financial stocktake!
Leaving the single life behind to become a twosome is an exciting time! The last thing on your mind is how to manage your joint finances. Yet relationship success and financial success as a couple have a lot in common - both rely on good communication and negotiation.
When you visualise your retirement, what do you see? If you’re like thousands of other Aussies, chances are you think about getting stuck into a hobby, spending more time with your family, seeing the world, or exploring the great outdoors. Whatever your image of the ideal retirement, it gives you something to work towards; a goal to keep you on track.
The glow of New Year’s fireworks may be a distant memory, but there’s another new year coming up that for many of us is more important. That’s right, the new financial year is fast approaching, and now is the perfect time to get your finances in order.
Overnight the treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down a pre-election budget with headlined tax savings, commitments to aged care and small business spending incentives. Whilst these are the areas getting most of the media attention, there are some proposed changes that have implications in a number of other areas.