If you’re about to buy a house or you’re looking to refinance you may be asking yourself, should I fix my home loan or not? Especially with interest rates at an all time low. Here are some things to consider to help you decide. What you will gain by fixing your home loan Fixed rate […]
By Chris Scriva Getting a mortgage is a big decision that has a long-term impact on your finances and lifestyle. But in the excitement of saving and searching for a property, it’s common for people to think more about the “now”, and little about the “what ifs”. The ultimate in planning is to test your […]
It could be called ‘unretiring’ if there were such a word. This is the practice of retirees making a decision to return to work. Financial needs, medical advances and greater longevity are among the most obvious reasons why some retirees decide to try to make a comeback to the paid workforce. Another reason is that […]
An adequate retirement income is – like beauty – all in the eyes of the beholder. The Australian superannuation system has for the past 20 years been concentrated more on the value of the account balance at the time of retirement – the ‘how much is enough’ question. That debate is now shifting quite noticeably […]
Let’s face it, none of us are perfect when it comes to our finances and financial mastery seems along way. The good news is all we have to do is start with the first step. Each step we take builds on the last and gradually helps us grow our financial consciousness and awareness. So, what […]
Brazil’s government debt is now rated junk, only seven years after it gained investment-grade status. The country’s currency is plunging yet recent trade surpluses have become trade deficits twice the size due to the crash in commodity prices. As capital flees, the economy is facing its biggest recession in at least a generation. To the […]
Dividends have cushioned an eight-year rollercoaster ride for share investors. Content Dividends have cushioned an eight-year rollercoaster ride for share investors. This is illustrated by looking at the ups and downs of the S&P/ASX200 Index (prices only) and the S&P/ASX200 Accumulation Index (share price plus dividends) over this period. A little over eight years ago […]
There have been significant changes to the SMSF annual return. Understanding the changes will help you submit the correct information for your fund. It is now a requirement for all SMSFs to provide us with your fund’s superannuation bank account details. In addition, if your SMSF has an electronic service address alias, you should include […]
It’s 2016. We’re well and truly in the digital era. Statistically speakingi, you probably not only have a desktop computer, but a laptop and a smart phone too. You, along with most Aussies, are more connected than ever before. Whether that’s a good thing is up for debate. For business, socialising and entertainment, the answer […]
Just because your children are adults, with good jobs and maybe even married with children of their own, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be considered in your retirement plans. Family is a risk that many don’t consider when planning for retirement. After all, you probably have little or no debt now the kids are independent […]
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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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