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By Kate Legge TRACEY Groves is a senior oil company executive managing 200 blue-­collar workers at 30 ­locations around the country. Her husband, Mark Davis, left his job with Victoria Police to run their household. She’s the primary breadwinner. He’s the primary care­giver for their children, Reilly, 16, and Max, 10. Easier than nabbing crooks, […]

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By Liz Moyer Investors discuss many tough issues with their financial advisers. How much risk should I take? When should I cut losses? Sometimes the most important question is when to say “You’re fired.” Cutting ties with someone who knows intimate details about your life and money can be fraught with emotion and doubt. “It’s […]

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By Tim Maurer To really help people, financial planners have to delve into the the feelings and emotions that drive their clients’ financial decisions. One planner explains why that’s so hard. While most of us financial advisers want to do the best for our clients, we often struggle at the task. The main problem, as […]

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By Ty Pittman As the 2014-2015 school year approaches, it is important that we as parents keep in mind how much our children really need to know. I have observed that there are some children coming to school with the weight of the world on their shoulders. How then is it possible for them to […]

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By Teri Cettina You’re now past the midyear mark and it’s dawning on you: You’re a bit off-track on those financial resolutions you made back in January. Or maybe a lot off-track. If so, join the club. “Whenever you make any kind of resolution or habit change, you usually have to do it more than […]

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By Pamela Yip When you think about what you want to leave to your children at your death, don’t forget to think about something that doesn’t carry dollar signs. In short, you want to pass along your values, as well as your money. You want your heirs to become good stewards of the assets you […]

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How Parents Can Be Generous Without Turning Children Into Entitled Little Terrors By Veronica Dagher You want to give your children everything. But sometimes you can go too far and create a spoiled, entitled brat. The consequences can be severe: In addition to acting like whiny complainers now, spoiled children are more likely to grow […]

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By Barbara Mannino For many people, their 401(k) account holds most of their wealth—but that doesn’t mean it should be considered a revenue source. Borrowing from your 401(k) to pay off high interest-rate, credit-card debt may seem like a good idea. But it turns out, many workers who went this route now have borrowers’ regret. […]

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By Jackie Cameron We are constantly told to budget wisely, save instead of spend and work on an investment strategy. Many of us don’t do this – even though we are warned we are heading for dire straits if we don’t. Organisations like the Association for Savings & Investment South Africa pour huge amounts of […]

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By Antonia Massa You’ve had it with your job. You’re ready for a more fulfilling career. Now the hard part: Telling your spouse that you’ll have to live on less. Here’s what to say. You’re ready to quit your miserable job and do something that you know will make you happier. But there’s a catch. […]

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