The Bird family – Greg, his wife and their two children, who are aged 8 and 11 – have invested in two Lifeplan Education Bonds (which are offered by friendly society and Friendly Societies of Australia member Australian Unity), one for each child. The bonds were established soon after the birth of each child. The family is planning to use earnings from the education bonds to help fund high school and tertiary education for the children.
Siobhan Henderson and her husband, Derek, were married approximately two years ago and it was soon after this that they started to think more closely about planning for the future. Given the couple is hoping to have children, Siobhan would like to have peace of mind about being able to support them financially. Therefore, they have invested in an Education Savings Fund, a scholarship plan for education expenses which is offered by friendly society and Friendly Societies of Australia member Australian Unity.