Property Investing 101: Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

June 8, 2023

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks. Hence, the...[Read More]

Have you tried dollar cost averaging as an investment strategy?

February 9, 2023

Investing can be a challenging exercise, although the principle behind it is deceptively simple: buy when prices are low. However, this is easier said than done. Even seasoned investors who attempt to time the market to buy at the most advantageous...[Read More]

3 tips to grow your superannuation

September 29, 2022

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]

Super for nest eggs not ‘pet projects’

August 24, 2022

The federal opposition has accused the Labor government of trying to funnel superannuation into “pet projects”, and called for the health of Australian nest eggs to remain the top priority. Treasurer Jim Chalmers wants super funds to...[Read More]

Here’s why you need to consolidate your super in 2022

December 30, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   New super rules introduced November 2021 mean employees are now ‘stapled’ to their existing superannuation fund, unless they choose otherwise. That’s why it’s more important...[Read More]

Get retirement ready, no matter your age

December 16, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   Whether you’ve just started out in the workforce, or you’re getting ready to call it a day, it’s always a good time to start planning for life after work. Here’s our decade...[Read More]

6 questions to ask a Financial Adviser

November 4, 2021

Clarity (OnePath)   Take control of choosing your life insurance Before you get life insurance, talk through these 6 questions with your financial adviser. That way you’ll have a clear picture of what you’re buying. 1....[Read More]

RBA to stay patient before cash rate hike

November 4, 2021

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate at 0.1 per cent after its monthly board meeting, and has indicated a rate hike is still some time...[Read More]

The superannuation health check

October 7, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia) Does your super deserve a clean bill of health? Managing your super might seem tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. With a few simple tweaks, you can put the basics in place to last you a...[Read More]

New orders for underperforming super funds

September 30, 2021

Andrew Brown (Australian Associated Press)   More than one million superannuation account holders will receive notice from their funds saying they have underperformed. New requirements will force 13 super funds to write to 1.1 million members...[Read More]

The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is playing a bigger role than ever

September 16, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   With property prices rising at a record rate in many cities across Australia, the ‘bank of mum and dad’ is playing a bigger role than ever as many parents feel pressure to...[Read More]

Financial rights & wellbeing for LGBTI couples

September 2, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   Since marriage equality was achieved in 2017, LGBTI people have had access to the same legal and financial rights as heterosexual married couples. Yet members of the LGBTI community...[Read More]

How to give your finances a health check

August 12, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   How healthy are your finances? Isn’t it time you put your own financial wellbeing front and centre? You can take control of your financial future quickly and easily, with a simple...[Read More]

Money worries and your mental health

July 29, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   Worrying about your finances can take a real toll on your mental health. With many people experiencing financial stress this year, we look at what you can do to improve your...[Read More]

Missed and late super guarantee payments

July 15, 2021

(ATO)   If you do not pay an employee’s super guarantee on time and to the right fund, you must lodge the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) statement and pay the SGC to us. When eligibility requirements are met, late super payments...[Read More]