Financial Planning Week – Dare to Dream!
By Fenwickefinancial On August 22, 2016


Did you know that this week is Financial Planning Week? Every year, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) holds Financial Planning Week, to remind Australians about the importance of financial planning.

The theme for this year is “Dare to Dream” and I think it’s a great reminder of why we need a plan in place to realise our biggest dreams. After all, financial planning is not just about numbers – it’s about deciding what we want out of life, then putting in steps to achieve it. It’s also a nice reminder about the importance of financial independence – whatever life stage we find ourselves at.

Something you might find particularly interesting, is the Dare to Dream research report which has some eye opening insights about how Australians feel about their financial future. The report highlights that whilst one in two Australians dream more about the future now than five years ago, a massive 63% have made “no plans” or “very loose plans” to practically achieve those dreams.

The report also shows that property is still a big part of the ‘Great Australian Dream’ (surprisingly even for Gen Y), and that the biggest financial regret in life for Australians is a lack of saving (a huge 47% stated this!). The report is well worth a read.

The FPA has also developed a fun online quiz, to help you discover what kind of financial personality you are. I encourage you to take the quiz and share it on Facebook with your family and friends. You can access this quiz, Dare to Dream report, and watch campaign videos featuring Jane Caro as the official ambassador, at www.fpa.com.au/financialplanningweek.

Jim

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