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How to Pay for Private School Fees : (And Still Have Money in the Bank) - Jonathan Cattana

How to Pay for Private School Fees

(And Still Have Money in the Bank)


Published: 1st January 2006
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This book is a must for every parent who is considering sending their child to a private school or already has a child in the early years of private schooling.

Jonathan Cattana not only outlines straightforward strategies to assist parents in reaching this goal, but also shows how they can be applied to achieve any financial target you may have.

Sydney author Jonathan Cattana has spent many years in the financial services industry and found the most common question from his clients is: How do I pay for my children's private school fees? A father of 4 children himself, all of them going to or about to attend a private school, he is well aware of the cost and financial strain of education.

Jonathan believes many parents are simply not prepared for how expensive schooling will be in the future. His advice is to start now, map out your private schooling costs, and you will be a stronger position than most parents who are simply living form year to year.

About the Author

Johnathan Cattana is a Sydney-based financial adviser. As well as having a Masters of Finance degree, he has spent nearly ten years in the financial advisory industry. During this time he found that the most common question his clients asked him was 'How do I pay for my children's private school fees?' He realised that many parents were simply not prepared for the expense of private schooling.

Johnathan has a Master's Degree in Finance, a Diploma of Financial Planning and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment with the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Compliance Institute and an active member of Self-Managed Super Fund Professionals' Association of Australia. With his background and financial knowledge, Johnathan is focused on sharing his experience with others. This book is intended to address the basics and help parents realise that, with proper planning, their dream of giving their children the best education possible is achievable.

Introduction p. 1
Schooling in Australia p. 4
Trends in schooling p. 7
Why a private school? p. 9
Making the big decision p. 12
What to consider p. 15
The cost of private schooling p. 18
The important extras p. 23
Saving hints p. 26
Investing to pay for private school fees p. 28
What are asset classes? p. 31
Which asset class should you invest in and why? p. 34
The game plan: strategies for financing private school fees p. 52
The game plan p. 55
Strategy 1: A simple savings plan p. 57
Strategy 2: A geared investment portfolio p. 61
Strategy 3: Debt recycling - good debt, not bad debt p. 67
Strategy 4: A discretionary trust p. 74
Other options p. 81
Protecting your greatest assets: you and your spouse p. 86
Personal risk insurance p. 87
Conclusion p.108
Resources p.111
Notes p.112
Acknowledgements p.113
About the Author p.114
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ISBN: 9780977539307
ISBN-10: 097753930X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 110
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: Plum Pages
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0