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Saving for your kids

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Pocket money for the long-term

Saving for your children’s future is a financial goal for many parents. From putting money away for their education, to lending a helping hand when their first car comes calling, we want the best for our kids.

Whatever your goals are, they usually begin with a savings account. They’re easy to open and simple to use.

However, in today’s low-rate landscape, a savings account may not be the only option.

Thinking long-term

A long-term investment may be a suitable way to make your savings work harder for you and your children. A managed fund could be the answer.

A managed fund is a professionally managed investment portfolio. The investments of individual customers are pooled together with other customers. A team of professional investment managers invest the collective monies of the investors and in doing so, look to generate a return.

With just a low initial investment, a managed fund can assist in fulfilling your objectives. You can also take advantage of compounding returns by reinvesting your distributions.

Pocket money could perform

Most kids love pocket money. But what if that allowance could take them even further than the local milk bar?

Starting with an initial $500 and a regular savings plan of $50 per month, over 21 years this could amount to $23,643 (this assumes a return of 5% p.a. and that you reinvest your distributions).

In this example, your regular deposits would total $12,600 with an investment return of $10,543 (according to ASIC’s compound interest calculator).

Please note that this example is for illustration purposes only and is not an indication of actual returns.

Let’s get started

We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you grow your children’s investment savings. Getting started is easy.

You can use our Investment Style Selector tool to help you discover what type of investor you are.

Alternatively, complete this form and one of our team members can give you a call to discuss your circumstances and what may suit you.

For more helpful advice, check out our Education HUB.

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Sandhurst Trustees

Sandhurst Trustees Limited ABN 16 004 030 737 AFSL 237906 (Sandhurst) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL 237879. Sandhurst is the responsible entity and issuer of the managed funds available on this website. Additionally, Sandhurst is the issuer of commercial lending products and the provider of traditional trustee services available on this website. Each of these companies receives remuneration on the issue of the product or service they provide. Investments in these products are not deposits with, guaranteed by, or liabilities of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank nor any of its related entities, and are subject to normal investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested.

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