Owning your own home has long been the Australian dream but after years of strong house price growth it’s becoming less of a reality for many. This has major implications for retirement planning. The major factor behind the shifting approach to home ownership is the prohibitive price of property, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. As […]
Is it a) your house, b) your superannuation, or c) your income? For most people, the answer is c). Without the ability to earn income we don’t have the money to pay the bills and save for the future. Financial security doesn’t just mean accumulating wealth but also protecting it. Many people insure their house […]
Residential aged care is playing an increasing role in helping many older Australians enjoy comfortable and carefree lives. However, one of the tasks for anyone assisting an elderly relative with the move into aged care is to investigate the various fees and charges, some of which are subject to both assets and income means tests. […]
There’s nothing quite like the joy of spending hours on end playing with a puppy. Or the sensation of sheer freedom taking a horse out for a gallop. Or the feeling when your cat settles on your lap and starts purring like a tractor. Pets become part of the family in no time. You might […]
Feel like you could fill a book with all the weird and wonderful statements you’ve heard from your kids? Ever been on the receiving end of an ‘honest’ comment from a kid (and a rushed “sorry, no filter on this one!” from their parent)? There’s a reason kids’ quotes are popular topics everywhere from Twitter […]
Life insurance is one of the most important investments you can make to protect your family’s future wellbeing. And like any investment, it needs careful consideration. Taking out too little or too much insurance can be costly. Failing to disclose all relevant information to an insurer could result in a claim being denied – possibly […]
Decisions around aged care are always difficult and emotional. From the start of next year they are likely to get even more complex, with both the Age Pension and aged care sectors set for another shake-up. Currently, many people entering aged care choose to keep their former home and rent it out to help supplement […]
Most advisers would agree that couples in a marital relationship who carefully co-ordinate their investment portfolios along with their other personal finances can potentially put themselves in an excellent position to reach their shared long-term goals. This joint approach to investing can include ensuring that the asset allocation of all of their investment portfolios – […]
Five ways to stay out of the red now – to get you into the black in the future. According to the latest ABS figures, more than 70% of Aussie families are carrying some debt – with 26% of this group holding debts worth three or more times their annual disposable income. If debt is […]
If your kids are spending more time on screens than in the great outdoors, it’s time to take action. Here are five ideas to help them ‘switch off’ – and reconnect with the real world. Between the iPad, X-box, TV and computer, it can be hard to spend real quality time with your kids. While […]
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A person's financial story is like a jigsaw puzzle... "lots of pieces needing to be put into their correct places". A financial adviser can assist a client to put the pieces in the right places by having a series of simple conversations about where a they are currently situated, where they want to be and what strategies can assist them. Every client has a different financial story and goals. Each jigsaw puzzle will always be different. A good financial adviser is experienced at putting together a wide range of jigsaw puzzles. Helping a client put their own puzzle together and seeing their satisfaction is a wonderful feeling.
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