Who is the boss at home?

Broome Advertiser - - News - Fabian Ross

In this day and age, we’re con­fronted with the chal­lenges of mod­ern liv­ing, re­la­tion­ships, kids, mort­gages, cars, credit cards, sav­ings, life. Not to men­tion su­per­an­nu­a­tion and in­sur­ance. But who makes these types of de­ci­sions in your house? You? Your part­ner? Or is it a team ef­fort?

Last year, WA Su­per part­nered with The West

Aus­tralian sur­vey­ing more than 5000 re­tirees. The sur­vey pro­vided ter­rific in­sights into WA re­tirees’ con­cerns about life­style and re­tire­ment.

So now we’d like to delve a lit­tle deeper into the topic to find out who is the “chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer” at home.

We’re in­ter­ested in un­der­stand­ing how fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions are made by you and your part­ner. Who pays the bills? Who makes the money de­ci­sions and how do you agree? Do you have sep­a­rate or joint bank ac­counts? Do you have an agreed bud­get or do you spend money with­out your part­ner know­ing? And what about su­per? Do you know each other’s bal­ance?

We sus­pect many aren’t hav­ing these con­ver­sa­tions, leave it up to some­one else, or bury their heads in the sand to deal with “later”. But we may be wrong! Which is why we’re keen to hear what you have to say in our Who’s the Boss sur­vey.

Fabian Ross is chief ex­ec­u­tive of WA Su­per. wa­su­per.com.au.

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