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Knowing your ShareholdersA How To Book Of Self Managed Super FundsBrain Rules part 4The Easiest way to do a Client NewsletterHave a Plan and Have Faith in the PlanWhy Warren Buffett won't buy a NewspaperInstalment Warrants & Super FundsEmail Marketing Business Opportunity - Helen Bairstow
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Have a Plan and Have Faith in the Plan

Click here to buy - A How To Book of SMSF's by Tony Negline
Leanda Kayess

Having a plan for your life and your money is not enough. Faith in the plan allows you to hold fast even when it appears to be failing. A good example of this is holding onto your well chosen shares when the market is against you, having faith that over the long term, your portfolio will recover value and continue to grow.

Kids learn from your example of holding steady despite the headwinds, and take a sense of security from your resolve. Help them to understand that managing their money and investing wisely is a long term process.

For younger kids, explain that they can choose to put some of their pocket money towards savings and long term wealth. Explain it is not for now, but later. The savings are for things they want relatively soon, but don't have enough for now, and the wealth is for when they are very big girls or boys. When you start giving pocket money, start talking about how allocating money to these areas is part of a plan for their money. The plan should include times when the money is taken to the bank for saving and investing. Don't get caught up in how much they allocate where at this stage - just encourage them to split the money out - giving a mix of coins will help.

As the kids get older, planning can be expanded to include the regular amount of pocket money allocated to Living, Giving, Saving and 'Wealthing'. It may be a dollar amount, or a percentage. The plan is also more likely to be tested. They may learn to enjoy spending more than saving, so will want to use the savings for an unplanned purpose, or reduce the amount allocated. Great opportunities to talk about having faith in the plan.

For fantastic, fun resources to help you teach your kids about money, including allocating using the Money-ed-Box, see

What's your practice doing to help improve the financial IQ of your clients' kids? Discover how you can enhance your corporate social responsibility with the KidsMoneyRedBucketPrimary School Program. Contact Leanda Kayess at or phone her on 0409 057 952.

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