What your 40-something would say to your 20 year old self about finances


  1. Start saving as early as possible, compounding interest and returns make a HUGE difference.

  2. Put some personal insurance in place before you have health complications.

  3. Take note of where your super is invested, performance is key.

  4. Do a realistic budget so you can see where you spend your money- Can you make any cuts and invest it?

  5. Do some reading on finances, the more you know the better your choices will be.

  6. Get some financial advice and put a plan in place for your future- It doesn’t always have to be a daunting process.

  7. Decide between needs and wants- try and avoid credit cards, they can increase very easily and quickly, while paying them off is painful and slow

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This publication has been prepared by Leigh Stafford, Penny Collicoat, Little Miss Stonnington Pty Ltd (trading as Edge FP) Authorised Representative(s) of Apogee Financial Planning Limited ABN 28 056 426 932, an Australian Financial Services Licensee (“Licensee”), Registered office at 105 –153 Miller St North Sydney NSW 2060 and a member of the National Australia Bank Limited group of companies (“NAB Group”). Any advice in this publication is of a general nature only and has not been tailored to your personal circumstances. Accordingly, reliance should not be placed on the information contained in this document as the basis for making any financial investment, insurance or other decision. Please seek personal advice prior to acting on this information. Information in this publication is accurate as at the date of writing (July 2015). In some cases the information has been provided to us by third parties. While it is believed the information is accurate and reliable, the accuracy of that information is not guaranteed in any way. Opinions constitute our judgement at the time of issue and are subject to change. Neither the Licensee nor any member of the NAB Group, nor their employees or directors give any warranty of accuracy, not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions in this document. Case studies in this publication are for illustration purposes only. The investment returns shown in any case studies in this publication are hypothetical examples only and do not reflect the historical or future returns of any specific financial products. Any general tax information provided in this publication is intended as a guide only and is based on our general understanding of taxation laws. It is not intended to be a substitute for specialised taxation advice or an assessment of your liabilities, obligations or claim entitlements that arise, or could arise, under taxation law, and we recommend you consult with a registered tax agent. If any financial products are referred to in this publication, you should consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or other disclosure material before making an investment decision in relation to that financial product. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns as future returns may differ from and be more or less volatile than past returns.

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