Tag: adult children

Don’t make your Future Self mad!

How do you envision yourself in the coming year, five years down the road, or even two decades from now? The challenge with setting goals, particularly financial ones, lies in our limited ability to picture our future selves accurately. Reflect on the aspirations you had as a child about adulthood; chances are, there’s quite a […]

“21st Century re-think when it comes to money”

I am sure many of you would remember the ‘smashed avocado on toast’ article that described the present generation as a generation that can’t save and will never afford property, as the inference was that they are spending their money on smashed avocado on toast rather than at home having cereal, and saving money! What […]

Educating your children on Money

You may have missed it but last week was World Financial Planning Day (6th October). An interesting statistic from their website was that 4 in 5 Australians aged between 18 and 39, would like to “spend time a with a financial planner who could help them achieve their money and life goals” (FPA ‘Gifts That […]

Who are the sandwich generation?

It’s a generation of people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who are ‘sandwiched’ between their young adult or nearly adult children on one side and their ageing parents on the other. Just when they thought life might have been going to get a bit easier, they find themselves with a lot to think about. […]

Media Release – The Money Sandwich book has been officially launched!

The Australia Talks National Survey found that 60% of Australians consider being able to retire comfortably a problem for them personally. Almost a third said it was “very much a problem”. While we’re now having the discussion about retirement no-one is addressing the retirement elephant in the room, those who are part of the Sandwich […]