Jason Cunningham is a thirty something boyishly good looking Certified Practicing Accountant with a sense of humor, and is the author of the financial self help book Where’s My Money.
Beneath the affable exterior is a person who at 13 witnessed first hand his parents’ efforts at recovering their financial standing after an unscrupulous business partner absconded with the cash. Jason states that the adversity he and his family faced shaped character and forged his entrepreneurial spirit.
As a founding partner in his highly successful accounting firm The Practice, he saw the all too familiar financial train wrecks of business and personal clients. An inability to consciously monitor their cash flow and expenditure for the financial year meant that Jason would invariably be faced with his clients’ plaintive and supplicatory pleas of “Where’s my money?”
In response he wrote Where’s My Money, aimed squarely at the financially illiterate who walk amongst us. Judging by the parlous state of most peoples’ bank accounts, it should cover approximately 90 % of the population.
In this interview, Jason describes how our personalities can greatly influence our desire to save, hoard or divest ourselves of our cash, in no particular order.
Jason Cunningham Interview (unlinked)
In addition to the safe and sure methods of long term wealth creation that includes investments in property, the share market or sound businesses he addresses the Gen Y expectation of instant gratification by throwing down the challenge that they provide more value if they want more money from their employers.
His concern that children are not taught the basic financial skills at school has him putting his money where his mouth is. Asked about his legacy, Jason replied, “In time to come I’ll sell the business, not have to worry about the money and become a primary school teacher”. Happy Days, Mr Cunningham
You can contact Jason at http://www.thepractice.com.au
Level 1, 200 Lygon St, Carlton Vic 3053 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +613 8888 4000; Fax: +613 8888 4099