Money

The Value of a Dad

Last Sunday was Father's Day in some parts of the world. The guys at MoneySupermarket.com were chatting about this in the office the other day, when a bit an argument broke out over just how much our dads do at home, and just what they’re worth (in purely monetary terms).They asked their life insurance guys...

What Do You Need To Know More About? Ask AussieGeekDad!

As parents we hardly have the time to raise our kids and keep the house clean. So spending time looking into which online movie rental service is the best, is it worth getting a subscription music service or just buy what you like on iTunes or what laptop/tablet you should buy is just not at...

So, What does the average parent get out of Budget 2012?

Parents of Primary School aged kids will get $410 per child. If your kids are in High School, you will get $820 per child. Aparently this is because not enough people we taking advantage of the previous education rebates which were based on receipts you had to account for in your tax return. While I...

The Business of Kidults and Money

Last night on the Angela’s Business Mix show on Eagle Waves Radio, Peter Black (of Peter Black Coaching) gave some great advice about dealing with your adult children and older teens. Some topics covered were preparing your kids for financial independence and the realities of the “Small Business of Life”. As usual Peter is full...

When To Buy My Child A Mobile Phone?

It's a problem that our parents never had. When I was growing up only "Yuppies" and Real Estate Agents had mobile phones, and they were "Car Phones". When I first started dating my wife (at the tender age of 18) and I wanted to talk to her on the phone, I had to call the...

Aussie High Interest Bank Accounts for Kids

At some point you will want to open a bank account for your kids. Whether it's a place to put their pocket money because you don't use much cash yourself, or they have a paper route that they are using to save for something special. All of the big banks have special kids accounts that...