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How to talk to your kids about your divorce

Divorce is always going to be painful, but there are things you can do to help your kids through it.

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There’s nothing wrong with charging your adult children board

It’s common to feel guilty about charging your kids board, but there are a lot of good reasons to do it.

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‘Mumpreneurs’: The dream vs the reality

For some mums, starting their own business is a dream come true. But the risks are high and the rewards uncertain. Get a clear-eyed picture before you jump in.

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How much does it really cost to have a child?

Deciding whether and when to have a child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life, and finances are often a big factor in that decision. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to reduce costs without sacrificing your child’s quality of life.

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Thinking about returning to work after a baby?

It’s a big decision for any parent to make – should you return to work or stay at home with the kids? It’s a hot topic rife with personal opinions, so it’s important to remember that it’s all about what works best for you and your family.

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Is being busy the new normal?

With our increasingly busy lives, finding a sense of work-life balance can often feel out of reach. But, should we try and shift this way of thinking, instead of just accepting it as the new normal?

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The financial chat you need to have with your parents

Talking to your parents about their finances may be a sensitive topic to broach, but it can often be an important conversation to have.

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Over 65 and under the poverty line

Many older women don’t have enough super to live comfortably. How can you close the super gender gap?

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Easing the squeeze on the sandwich generation

Are you part of the generation sandwiched between providing for your kids and your parents? Here are 3 ways to ease the financial squeeze.

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4 tips for teaching younger teens the value of money

As the use of ‘cash money’ has declined, the tangibility of dollars and cents has been reduced to little numbers on a glowing screen. Teenagers are seldom easy to influence, but here are four tips to help them get in touch with the value of money.

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