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Finance tips from parents of kids with cancer

Redkite asked parents to share their top financial tips for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Tip One – Be informed

“Access financial services – know exactly what is available and how to access it.”

“Seek financial advice. The loss of income is a big burden and can be very stressful.”

Tip Two – Find your paperwork

“Take your and your partner’s birth certificate, passport etc as you will need this when organising carers payment with Centrelink.”

Tip Three – Let your family and friends help you

Flowers are pretty and thoughtful, but it’s okay if you want to tell people specifically what you need.

“Get a Starbucks Card. People try to help with presents but instead they can put a few dollars on the Starbucks card – you always need a coffee!”

Tip Four – Save on parking

“Parking on site can be expensive. Check in with the social worker to see if there is a monthly parking pass or discount.”

For parents going to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne: “When parking, there is now a pass you can get for the machine on entry and exit rather than having to go to security every day for the discount.”

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this resource is not intended as, and shall not be understood as financial advice. Redkite is not an attorney, accountant or financial advisor, and this resource is not a substitute for financial advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. Redkite recommends that you speak with a financial professional to address your particular situation.

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