September 2017

As we wave goodbye to Winter and flowers are beginning to bloom, it’s a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

The Australian economy has been a bit slower to spring to life, but there are some green shoots. Australian consumers had a new spring in their step as July progressed, thanks to a rising Aussie dollar, lower petrol prices and a jump in full-time employment. Inflation is also under control, with the June quarter CPI easing from 2.1 per cent to 1.9 per cent. This is below the Reserve Bank’s target band of 2-3 per cent, reducing the chance of a rise in official interest rates in the short-term.

To keep you informed, in this newsletter we take a look at 7 strategies for balancing a successful career and parenthood, managing the costs of child care, and how much will your child’s education cost?

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