Have you thought about what living the dream means to you? Living the dream means different things to everyone. Whether it is going on a holiday every year or owning your dream home there are things you can do to make this happen.

New research released by the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia to mark Financial Planning Week (21-27 August 2017)^1, shows that Australians believe living the dream means having the lifestyle of their choice.

Most of the measures Australians attribute to ‘living the dream’ are linked to the success of personal finance.

How do we define the dream?

When asked to define ‘the dream’, most Australians refer to the ability to live the life they want; a life characterised by financial independence, safety and security for their family, their own home and time to spend with loved ones. See table 1 below for more.

According to the FPA’s research Australians who are living the dream have the lowest levels of financial stress of all Australians. Almost three in ten Australians admit being extremely or very stressed about their financial situation, with women much more likely than men to be affected.

We want to help you live your dream

'Australians who are living the dream are nearly twice as likely to seek / have sought advice from a financial planner (66%) than those who are not living the dream (38%)'^1

The right advice can make a big difference to way you manage your money and plan your life. Whatever your needs we can help connect you to advice that can help you live your dream.

Hear from Felicity, a First State Super Member on what’s important to her and what her dreams are for the future.

When it comes to financial advice some people have different needs. Some people’s circumstances are quite straight forward, while others are more complex. Our financial planners are employed directly by us, so they have the most detailed and current knowledge of First State Super and the unique needs of our members. And because we are an industry fund, our objective is to provide you with information and advice that meets your needs.

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This is general advice only. Consider our product disclosure statement before making a decision about First State Super. Call us or visit firststatesuper.com.au for copies. FSS Trustee Corporation ABN 11 118 202 672 AFSL 293340 is the trustee of the First State Superannuation Scheme ABN 53 226 460 365. Financial planning services are provided by First State Super Financial Services Pty Ltd ABN 37 096 452 318, AFSL 240019.

  1. FPA ‘Live the Dream’ 2017 National Research Report, courtesy of www.moneyandlife.com.au/livethedream