Peter Debus is the Managing Director of PrincipleFocus, a financial management and advisory business based in Dubbo NSW with branches in Sydney and Warren and servicing clients all over Australia.
Initially I wanted to talk to Pete about the decision he and his wife Virginia made to send their three children to boarding school from a regional centre with a plethora of educational offerings, and some of his responses really speak to an invisible pressure for some families certainly when they feel obligated to repeat the opportunities that were offered to them by their own parents.
We also discussed the financial implications of choosing boarding school – of course we did, Pete’s an accountant! We discussed the various conversations you can have with schools and their offerings.
Wow this was a brilliant eye opening discussion – and Pete’s an engaging sort of guy. Full of stories – relatable stories.
Discussions around visions for your children, cultural diversity, a place to call home, boarding school communities, options for financial management through the boarding schools years.
I’m thrilled that he will also be a panelist for our Australian Boarding Schools Summit on 13th October – an online event that you can watch live or stream on demand. No surprises he’s on the panel discussion about financial management but I think you’ll agree after listening to this episode that his authenticity and relatability ensure we’ll keep having these conversations and letting families know that yes, it can be tough but there’s always a way through. Between you and me, I enjoyed this chat so much I’d love to have him on as a regular… there’s a few more stories Pete can tell.