Property Investing 101: Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

8 June

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?

9 February

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]

RBA decision risks higher cash rate peak

6 October

The surprise slowdown in the pace of rate rises risks dragging out the rate hiking cycle and forcing the central bank to go even higher than expected to dampen demand. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s 0.25 percentage point lift is the sixth...[Read More]

3 tips to grow your superannuation

29 September

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]

Thinking about self-managed super?

28 January

(ATO)   If you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF), you’re in charge – you make the investment decisions for the fund and you’re held responsible for complying with the super and tax laws. It’s a major financial decision...[Read More]

Welcome to our September “Keeping in Touch”

1 September

We hope that you are keeping safe and healthy - that this Spring is genuinely re-freshing for you and your families. The pandemic and associated restrictions have meant working harder to maintain relationships: arranging "What's App" or "Zoom"...[Read More]

Welcome to our September “Keeping in Touch”

1 September

We hope that you are keeping safe and healthy - that this Spring is genuinely re-freshing for you and your families. The pandemic and associated restrictions have meant working harder to maintain relationships: arranging "What's App" or "Zoom"...[Read More]

Welcome to our June “Keeping in Touch”

2 June

We hope that you are keeping well and that as restrictions relax you remain safe and healthy. The troubling scenes from the US, the virus possibly out of control in some parts of the world – Brazil, Russia, India (despite strict lockdowns) –...[Read More]

Welcome to our May “Keeping in Touch”

5 May

A Happy Mothers day to all mums! We hope you’re keeping well and that there have been happy times for you, in the midst of the pain that we’ve seen in the news from around the world. ABC’s “Australian Story” last night told some of...[Read More]

Welcome to our March “Keeping in Touch”

3 March

Hoping that you are well and that your family isn't impacted by the current medical crisis in parts of the world. It is a medical crisis and our thoughts are with families suffering because of illness or confinement. It will have some real impact on...[Read More]

[VIDEO] 5 People around the world shared their take on living well

2 January

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia) What does living well mean to you in 2020? People around the world shared their take on living well in a 30-second video. Find out how five global citizens are planning for their best...[Read More]

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) Do-it-yourself super [VIDEO]

30 October

Video: SMSFs – You can’t do it all yourself SMSFs are often called ‘do-it-yourself funds’, but that isn’t really the case. Meet the people who you will have to work with or who can help you meet your obligations as an...[Read More]

Welcome to our September “Keeping in Touch”

3 September

Have you wondered what all the talk about QE means? There is an excellent article by Dr Shane Oliver (AMP Capital) which explains low interest rates, QE and possible Government policy. It affects savers, borrowers and our superannuation...[Read More]

Welcome to our August “Keeping in Touch”

6 August

The articles in this edition mirror some of the themes that are prominent in the media at the moment. Low interest rates seem set to continue for some years. This supports growth in businesses, which is flowing through to share markets. However,...[Read More]

Welcome to our June “Keeping in Touch”

5 June

  It's been a disturbing month or so with revelations from the Royal Commission into the banks. Hopefully the renewal process will lead to genuine and ongoing reform. We believe that genuine relationships and valuing each other are the...[Read More]