As you know this year has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global and local economy has been dealt a hammer blow with a force not seen before and we are unlikely to return to a pre-COVID environment anytime soon.
For most Australians, the greatest amount of financial pressure will take place from age 30 to 40. Getting married, higher education (or paying it off), mortgage repayments, career breaks and providing for children can make controlling the weekly cash flow difficult during this time.
I know it’s hard to do, especially when unforseen expenses occur like blown air-conditioners in summer, car registration, insurance and Christmas gifts crop up; but in the current climate of lower investment returns and a slowing domestic economy, we should all be reigning in our spending habits.