Let­ter of the month

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - NEWS - IS­ABEL ASH­MORE

Im­por­tant ad­vice There were so many salient points raised in the ar­ti­cle about Diane Maxwell, “Women need to get tough about money”. What re­ally came through strongly to me was the fact that a lot of women – of all ages but mostly those of ma­ture ages, my­self in­cluded – leave the fi­nan­cial plan­ning and in­vest­ing to their hus­band or part­ner. Nowa­days I think younger pro­fes­sional women, sin­gle or mar­ried, are more aware of their earn­ings and what should hap­pen to their money. But Diane Maxwell is right when she says women need to be fiercer about money, and if they don’t un­der­stand an ex­pla­na­tion by a banker or fi­nan­cial plan­ner, then say so loudly and make sure the gob­blede­gook of fi­nances is put into plain English! There is a lot of sense in that ar­ti­cle, es­pe­cially the ad­vice on ob­tain­ing a Re­la­tion­ship Prop­erty Agree­ment. It is amaz­ing how people go­ing through a break-up can change, with money or as­sets sud­denly be­com­ing an im­por­tant is­sue. So I am hop­ing all women read this ar­ti­cle and learn from it as I have. Thank you… this was an ex­cel­lent read.

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