5 steps to manage your business while travelling long term

By Flying Solo contributor Karen Valadares All praise to the internet for making it easier to work on the go! It still amazes me that carrying around a laptop and a phone allows us to manage our businesses while travelling long term. But adopting this dreamy lifestyle needs a bit of planning to make it work. I know this because I worked as a freelance digital nomad from May 2015 to September 2016, while I travelled to 25 countries with my husband. From January 2018 to September 2018, we hit the...

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The financial stakes of divorce after 50

With Australians marrying later in life and staying married for longer, the median age of divorce has risen over the last 20 years. It now stands at 45.5 years for males and 42.9 years for females. Couples who remain together into their 50s experience a lower divorce rate than younger age groups, but even so this age group still represents around 30% of all permanent splits. While divorce carries a heavy emotional burden at any age, the financial stakes for older divorcees can be greater, and...

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A checklist for a healthy financial year

A year may not seem like a long time, but a lot can happen in 365 days. Since last February, you may have changed jobs, received a raise, gotten married or divorced, brought home a baby or had one of your kids move out of home. A yearly financial checkup can ensure that your financial plans are in tune with your life. It doesn’t need to take long. You can do a big-picture review quickly and save follow-up tasks for later, start now if you have 15 or 30 minutes, or pin this list on your fridge...

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Getting married – starting on the right foot

Getting married is an exciting time but, with so many things to think about, it can be easy to put off thinking about how you will manage your money together after your wedding day.  Taking time before you say "I do" to agree on how you will deal with your finances as a married couple will pay off in the long run. Plan your wedding Weddings can be very expensive. Our wedding infographic shows the average Australian wedding costs over $36,000. But there are lots of ways to keeps the costs of...

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