super_reforms_client_infographic 17 March 2017
The year to 30 June 2016 was in many ways an extraordinary year with a range of both positive and negative influences at play. Regrettably for investors, the financial year concluded just as it started with considerable uncertainty and market volatility. The year was a difficult one for investors The year began with Greece centre […]
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 […]
Almost one third of all Australians may be relying on the inheritance to pay off the mortgage and ensure their financial security in retirement, according to recent research by MLC, the Australia Today report. Lifestyle trumps mortgage as a goal for the future The issue seems to be our ability to pay off the mortgage […]
The New Year’s festivities were barely over, signing off on a difficult year for investors, when the fireworks started all over again on global markets. In the first two weeks of 2016 Australian and US shares recorded their worst start to the year ever and the Aussie dollar dipped below US70c. These market events can […]
Around half of us make New Year’s resolutions – but only around 12% manage to succeed. With getting out of debt and sorting out our finances high on the wish list each year, here are three tips to help you keep your resolution and make 2016 a financial success. Around half of us make New […]
produced with the permission of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Getting your mortgage application together can require quite a bit of financial scrutiny. In order to figure out your serviceability, your potential lender will look deeply into your finances. It’s a no brainer to take your credit card debts into consideration when […]
Reproduced with permission of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd First the good news. Millions of Australians gain their life and disability insurance as well as income-protection insurance through their super funds’ default cover. And the level of that default cover tends to be much more adequate than a decade ago. Now the not-so-good news. It can […]
Investors who focus mainly on pre-tax returns may gain a misleading impression of their real investment performance. And, in turn, they may not give enough attention to trying to keep their tax costs – along with their other investment costs – to a minimum. Investors have a powerful incentive to efficiently manage tax on their […]
Reproduced with permission of Fidelity Australia by Michael Collins, Investment Commentator at Fidelity Are we headed for a global recession? Remember the hype about the “super cycle” that justified record commodity prices? The term to describe “higher-for-longer” commodity prices was based largely on ever-climbing demand from the Chinese as the country industrialised. Amid the excitement, […]
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