Alright, so you have been at your job for five - six odd years. Every day is the same, but hey you have gotten so accustomed to the routine. Everything is going swimmingly…. then suddenly you get THE news. Yep, you have just been made redundant.
Firstly, we want to encourage you to breathe. We get how stressful this period can be. Saying goodbye to the familiar is one most of us don’t want to be forced to do. But this is why you have landed here for a reason. Your pals at Visia are here to talk you through it.
“Live with no excuses, and travel with no regrets” – Oscar Wilde
There are a few things in life more rewarding, enlightening and life affirming than the joy of travel. And yet, for a large portion of millennials, feelings of guilt and shame are preventing an entire generation from taking the plunge, screaming ‘yolo’ and trotting the globe.
This is the year. 2020 is the year you hit the gym three times a week, let go of resentments, challenge yourself daily, eat healthy, climb Mount Everest and become an astronaut. Whatever goals you’ve set yourself this year, we believe in you and you should believe in yourself. But do you know what will help you reach these new year goals? Solid financial management!
So, here’s our top five budgeting tips for 2020.
Hello Parents! We feel you. It’s been a rollercoaster over the last few years. You’ve slowed down with your career, had kids and one of you has been the primary stay at home parent. We get it, it’s not always easy for couples who have children to adjust from two fulltime incomes to one.
Now, after several years, the time has arrived. Your children have started school and now the stay at home parent is ready to re-enter the workforce. This presents an opportunity to significantly boost your household income. You have grown so used to relying on one income, jumping back to two can be an adjustment in itself. The question is – what to do with this newfound cash?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….. and most expensive! You guessed it, it’s Christmas. The silly season can be costly and extremely stressful, if you’re worried about money.
Don’t break a sweat, lucky for you, we have your back! Before you march on your merry way and start practicing your Christmas Carols, we wanted to share some financial tips to stuff in your stocking.
The legacy of your loved one. Their last parting gift for you. An inheritance.
The confronting question: How do you want to honour your loved one’s final legacy?
It is a tremendous honour when a treasured loved one leaves you a gift. However, it is our responsibility to ensure we live up to that honour and to spend this gift wisely. Firstly, take a deep breath. This is a lot to handle and consider - we know. Knowing what to do with a lump sum of money during an emotional and painful time is scary. We more than appreciate that this poses as somewhat of a dilemma.
We know, we know. Retirement seems like it’s soooooo far away. What’s the point in planning and saving for something that won’t happen for like 20, 30 or 40 years? Let’s just back up a bit and put that in other words. That is 20-30- or 40 more years of WORK! If you are in your 20’s you will likely be working for at least another 40 years! Is that what you want? No, I didn’t think so.
The chickens have flown the coop. You are at a point in your life where you have more room around you than you can handle. The nest is feeling a lot larger than you once remember.
Uhuh, that is right - you are ready to downsize.
Kids, they are like having a little broke best friend who thinks you’re rich. They are always getting you to pay for everything, never paying you back, constantly trashing the house and when you say no, they just look at you with either sad puppy eyes or with the hatred and burning intensity of a thousand suns. Either way, you’ll probably cave. You give them life, constant love, pay for all their stuff and just hope they don’t roll you into a nursing home at the first possible chance. No matter what happens though, we always want the best for our kids and hope they succeed in life.
A tried and tested way to help them succeed is to make sure they get a good education.
Ahhh your wedding day. The biggest day of your life. Let us paint the picture, shall we?
You and your partner are standing face to face, gazing into each other’s glistening eyes, hands entwined with your diamond and gold wedding rings catching the summer sunlight.
“I now pronounce you husband and wife”.
You kiss for the first time as a married couple, the orchestra starts playing, a thousand and one white doves are released behind the altar. You turn to face the hundreds upon hundreds of guests. You begin down the red carpet as your adoring guests throw dozens of roses at your feet. Your glamorous Rolls Royce awaits to take you to the fairy tale castle for the reception.
“Wait, Rolls Royce? fairy tale castle?” Yup, that’s right, you’re dreaming!