Why is it important to discuss inheritance planning with your family

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example, poor wealth management...[Read More]

Helping kids with living expenses

There’s a family event of sorts that gives parents mixed feelings of sadness, apprehension and relief — and children a lot of excitement: when a child leaves the proverbial nest. Now, this can happen early during your child’s teenage years or much later in life....[Read More]

Work from home opportunities can be for everyone in 2023

One of the few important things the pandemic has taught everyone is that it’s possible to be productive and earn a living from home. In fact, some companies have seen the benefits of remote working options and continue to offer them as part of their flexible working...[Read More]

Fair go push on parental leave

Businesses are being encouraged by the federal government to equally fund paid parental leave schemes for men and women so families can maximise time with their children. While all parents are entitled to 20 weeks of government-funded leave, not all employers are...[Read More]

Things to do to entertain teenage kids living at home

Sometimes, it may seem as though we have no connection to our formerly young, now-adolescent children. It can be difficult to relate with teenagers as they navigate adolescence by developing their own interests, experimenting with various social groups, testing...[Read More]

6 Tips on teaching your kids about investment

How to Teach Your Kids About Investment As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. This is why you teach them about cleanliness, health, nutrition, good behaviour, the value of education and so on. But how come very few parents take the time to teach their...[Read More]

Family law – separation and divorce in Australia

No matter how sincere and pure people’s intentions are when they utter their marriage vows and say ‘I do’, there comes a time in some marriages when the relationship irretrievably breaks down. In such cases, separation is usually inevitable and the couple could...[Read More]

The different parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true. However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on how they approach...[Read More]

Paid parental leave scheme to be expanded

Single parents will now be able to access the full 20 weeks of paid parental leave, under changes to the scheme announced in the federal budget. The 2022/23 budget unveiled changes to the paid parental leave scheme, which would expand eligibility for the...[Read More]

Parents: Positive choices begin with you

As a parent, you already know that your job is to keep your children safe, healthy, and happy. One day, though, they’ll fly the proverbial coop and be responsible for themselves. Luckily, the lessons you teach them now can help them make difficult choices in the...[Read More]

How to financially prepare for having a Baby!

In the nine months leading up to the birth of your baby there's a lot to think about. You'll be consumed by thoughts about the babies development and health, spend hours researching the safest car seat and most practical prams then you'll likely spend a week stewing on...[Read More]

Don’t post pics of kids in uniform: AFP

Maureen Dettre (Australian Associated Press)   Proud parents are being warned not to post photos of their children on their first day of school without the appropriate privacy settings. Photos posted online of a child’s first day at school can reveal a lot...[Read More]

Tips for separated families at Christmas: Be prepared…

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association)   Celebrating Christmas can put extra pressure on separated families. Get expert guidance on taking care of festive finances and wellbeing during or after divorce. The festive season can be a time when many...[Read More]

Temporary changes to parental leave access

Rebecca Gredley (Australian Associated Press)   Thousands of new mothers are expected to qualify for paid parental leave after changes to eligibility requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary changes have been unveiled in the federal budget...[Read More]

Tips for parents of fussy eaters

Maureen Dettre (Australian Associated Press)   While fussy eating is part of normal childhood development, there are some suggestions parents can try to ensure it does not become a habit. PUREED FOOD IS OPTIONAL Introduce textured and finger foods to children...[Read More]