It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a significant underinsurance gap between what we would need to maintain our standard of living should the unthinkable happen, and what we are actually covered for in the way of insurance. Australia is one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world, ranking […]
More than one million Australians manage their superannuation via a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) structure. Many are motivated by the desire to have control over their own money, the potentially lower costs, or the option to make investments that aren’t available to members of public offer funds. Whatever the reason, if you are a trustee […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you thinking about early retirement? Can’t wait to get your hands on your superannuation nest egg? Then brace yourself, because the bar you need to jump before you get your hands on your retirement savings has just been raised a notch. Generally speaking, you can’t access your super until you reach a certain age, […]
It’s been a volatile time on global investment markets, as shares and other assets are knocked about. At times like these it’s little wonder that more cautious investors decide it’s too risky to line up at the start line. No sensible person would take risks with their hard-earned cash for the sake of it, but […]
Australia’s historically low interest rates are great news for borrowers but a headache for savers. Whether you are a young single saving for a home deposit, a family saving for future education costs or a retiree seeking income, the hunt is on to find the best return on your savings. In a recent survey by […]
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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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