Financial Planning has been thoroughly revised to reflect the legislative and regulatory changes that affect the Australian financial planning industry. This new edition considers a number of reforms introduced as a consequence of the global financial crisis and the Henry Review on taxation reform. The text continues to present a comprehensive introduction to financial planning decisions, services and products, risk management and the importance of long term strategic financial planning and life-long management. The text is the new edition of what was previously titled Personal Finance which has been a market leading textbook in the area of financial planning for 10 years. As more and more Australians look to financial planners for information and guidance on investment opportunities, and short-term and long-term financial planning goals, this new edition reflects the financial planning industry need to ensure that its members are accredited and comply with industry recognised professional and ethical skills.