If I’m being honest, there’s a bit of Squirrel and Swan in all of us. Our money personality can play a major role in how we value (and spend!) money; everything from going up a size one morning with your takeaway coffee, to the brand of clothing you regularly purchase and the make of car you drive.

For many men and women, separation and divorce will require financial adjustments. You may need to return to work, reduce your spending or find a way to pay for children’s sporting activities and other after-school activities.

It’s wedding season! Spring is the height of wedding season in Australia, so we thought we’d feel the love and share some of the financial benefits that come from getting married. All of a sudden, you have someone with which to pool your financial resources and work towards a common goal.

You know how the saying goes; the earlier you start the better off you’ll be. Even if you’re only just starting to think about or just have aspirations to one day own your own home, there are things you can do now to improve your financial behaviour and get smarter with your money. Then, when the time comes and you’re ready to invest in some real estate, you will be better prepared and in a more financially comfortable position.