Revealed: the jobs of accountants, financial planners and financers

Revealed: the jobs of accountants, financial planners and financers

Money management can take on a number of different forms, but not everyone understands what they need, or the true benefits of getting expert help where it matters. In fact, a lack of understanding the world of financial services is one of the biggest barriers to every day Australians getting the right help. Here’s a simplified version for you.

What are your odds of becoming a millionaire?

Want to figure out whether you’ll be a millionaire? A good place to start is the color of your skin.

Bloomberg News asked economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis a question: Would it be possible to calculate the odds of being a millionaire for anyone in the U.S., based on age, education and race? Having already done extensive work in this area, bank researchers William Emmons, Bryan Noeth and Lowell Ricketts agreed to help.

8 Financial tips for young adults

8 Financial tips for young adults

Unfortunately, personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college, so you might be fairly clueless about how to manage your money when you're out in the real world for the first time. If you think that understanding personal finance is way above your head, though, you're wrong. All it takes to get started on the right path is the willingness to do a little reading - you don't even need to be particularly good at math.