Reasons why early estate planning is crucial

11 April

Estate planning is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning. For many Australians, it is seen as something to be dealt with later in life, if at all.   However, estate planning should begin as early as possible to ensure a...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 05/04/24

11 April

Global sharemarkets were under pressure, with a lot of volatility this week. Good news on economic data was somewhat bad news for markets early in the week. Signs of a stronger US economy questioned market pricing of ~3 Fed rate cuts by end-2024...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Seven things you need to know about the Australian property market

11 April

Key points – The Australian housing market remains far more complicated than optimists and doomsters portray it to be. – Australian housing is expensive and highly indebted; but it’s very diverse; mortgage arrears remain low; interest rates...[Read More]

Reserve Bank’s shift to neutral likely to be reinforced

3 April

With less than six weeks to go before the next Reserve Bank of Australia decision on interest rates, borrowers are about to get more signals on what it might do next. The central bank has left the key cash rate unchanged at 4.35 per cent following...[Read More]

Empowering women through financial literacy: Taking control of your wealth and future

11 April

Navigating the complexities of personal finance is essential for anyone looking to secure their financial future, make sound investment choices, manage debt effectively, and plan for eventualities.    This is particularly crucial in the context of...[Read More]

Caravan lifestyle in Australia

11 April

A rising number of Australians are searching for alternative life experiences that provide them with a sense of independence from city life and a connection to nature.   Caravan living can be for you if you’re looking for new experiences or wish...[Read More]

Jobs bright spot for consumers as economy teeters

11 April

Consumers remain upbeat about their jobs prospects even as the weakening economy is prompting households to tighten belts. The latest round of consumer surveys from Westpac and Melbourne Institute recorded a deeper dive into pessimism in April...[Read More]

Generational Lifestyles: Navigating Through the Ages in Pursuit of Balance and Fulfillment

4 April

Lifestyle embodies how people live, including their interests, habits, and priorities, influenced significantly by generational perspectives.    Each generation—defined by its unique set of values, economic conditions, and technological...[Read More]

From Distant Concern to Valued Asset: The Adult’s Guide to Embracing Superannuation

4 April

Being young comes with a whirlwind of experiences and financial priorities, often pushing thoughts about retirement and superannuation to the back burner.    Initially, for many young individuals, superannuation feels like a distant concern,...[Read More]

Maximising Wealth in Real Estate: Strategic Tax Structures and the Power of Professional Advice

4 April

Building wealth through property investment has long been a cornerstone of financial success for many individuals. The allure of real estate lies not just in its tangible nature but also in the various strategies and structures available to optimise...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 28/3/2024

4 April

US and European shares rose further over the past week helped by okay economic data and expectations for rate cuts this year. News from central bankers was mixed with Fed Governor Waller saying there is still no rush to cut rates (although he...[Read More]

Reserve Bank shelves formal rate hike talk

3 April

No other option aside from keeping interest rates on hold was formally entertained at the Reserve Bank of Australia’s last interest rate meeting. The decision to leave interest rates untouched at 4.35 per cent was widely expected at the meeting...[Read More]

Work, Wander, and Well-being: Mastering the Art of the Working Holiday

28 March

Taking your business on the road for a working holiday presents an enticing blend of work and leisure, allowing you to explore new destinations while keeping your operations running smoothly.   This concept has gained popularity with the rise of...[Read More]

Building Wealth Through Property Investment and the Role of Professional Advice

28 March

The allure of property investment as a vehicle for wealth building and lifestyle enhancement cannot be overstated.    With the right strategies and insights, individuals can unlock significant financial benefits, paving the way to financial...[Read More]

4 Financial Myths You Shouldn’t Fall for This April Fools’

28 March

April Fools’ Day has a long and rich history of harmless trickery, and it can be very entertaining if you manage to fool your family or friends. However, if you’re gullible, April Fools’ Day may not be as much fun. Falling for false...[Read More]