FS Advice - The Australian Journal of Financial Planning

FS Advice - The Australian Journal of Financial Planning is the definitive source of reference articles and case studies for the financial planning industry in Australia. It provides the highest standards of thought provoking analysis and practical techniques, sourced from academics, practitioners propriety research and international publications.

The Journal is in case study format and includes an executive summary section, which provides the reader with a concise overview of each paper presented in the Journal.

The content of the Journal is organised under the following headings:

  • Applied Financial Planning
  • Consumer Credit, Debt Planning and Management
  • Practice Management
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Taxation Planning and Estate Planning
  • Professional Reading Program - Developing Excellence

The Financial Standard CPD Program - Developing Excellence

The Journal is supported by the Financial Standard 'Developing Excellence' CPD Program. The web-based program is one of the most innovative CPD programs in the industry and has been specially designed for individual and corporate use.


FS Advice - The Australian Journal of Financial Planning is produced quarterly - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter editions.

The Journal is proudly produced, published and distributed by the Financial Standard a member of the Rainmaker Group.

For all editorial enquiries, please contact Laura Millan, associate editor, on 02 8234 7562 or

For all advertising and sponsorship enquiries, please contact Michelle Baltazar, head of media and publisher, on 02 8234 7530 or

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