22
Oct

Budget Travel: Holidays that won't break the bank

There's nothing quite like jetting off for a holiday, but wouldn't it be great to do so without stretching the budget too far?

22
Oct

Good things come to those who wait

Do you know which popular vehicle name reads the same forwards and backwards? Find the answer at the end of this article

22
Oct

Taking your super - options and alternatives

Payment of superannuation as an income stream, rather than a lump sum, is on the increase. Are Australians getting it right with this growing trend, or is there a better way?

22
Oct

Myth busting: the cost of setting up renewable energy in a home

Renewable energy is increasingly being understood as a necessity, not a choice, to future-proof energy sources for homes and businesses.

29
May

What the Coalition's election victory means for Australia's economy

With the Coalition returning to government following Saturday’s Federal election, it’s likely to be business as usual for the Australian economy.

29
May

Australia continues to deliver for real estate investors

By Luke Dixon

Head of Real Estate Research Sydney, Australia

Despite falling business and consumer confidence since the start of the year, the Australian economy remains in positive territory and moderating economic conditions notwithstanding, commercial real estate assets should continue to perform this year and into the future, buoyed by strong underlying fundamentals.

29
May

Australian house prices getting closer to the bottom, but don't expect a return to boom time conditions

The negatives weighing on Australian residential property prices remain significant but the past few weeks have seen a number of developments that suggest that prices could bottom earlier and higher than we have been expecting.

29
Nov

What is trauma insurance?

What is trauma insurance?

With one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 851, many families are learning first-hand how an illness can interrupt their lives.

But should the worst occur, the home loan and school fees will still have to be paid – on top of medical expenses – while you work towards getting better. Trauma insurance can help you achieve this.

24
Nov

The 9 (bad) habits of highly ineffective investors – the common mistakes investors make

The 9 (bad) habits of highly ineffective investors - the common mistakes investors make

In the upside-down world logic that applies to much of investing, there are a bunch of mistakes investors often make which makes it harder for them to reach their financial goals. This note looks at the nine most common mistakes investors make. Mistake #1 Crowd support indicates safety “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow...

23
Nov

Seven tips for securing a business loan

Seven tips for securing a business loan

Securing a business loan in Australia isn’t necessarily difficult but knowing how to navigate your way can be the difference between success and failure.

Banks and other financial institutions offer a wide range of business finance options, from commercial property loans, commercial vehicle leases, and commercial and equipment leases, to simpler options such as letters of credit, overdrafts and lines of credit. Here are some tips on how to improve your chances of success.

21
Nov

What is an enduring guardian?

What is an enduring guardian?

You can choose who can make decisions on your behalf regarding your medical and dental treatment and decide where you live if you are not capable of doing this for yourself. These are known as “functions”. The easiest way to do this is to appoint an enduring guardian.

15
Nov

The end of the super cycle bull market in bonds?

The end of the super cycle bull market in bonds?

From record lows just after the Brexit vote – government bond yields have spiked higher. Ten year bond yields have risen from 1.36% in the US to 2.2%, from -0.19% in Germany to 0.31% and from 1.81% in Australia to 2.64% in four months. This in turn has led to sharp falls in high yield share market sectors like real estate investment trusts and utilities that had benefited from the fall in bond yields as investors sought higher yields.

10
Nov

Donald Trump elected President of the US. Implications for investors and Australia.

Donald Trump elected President of the US. Implications for investors and Australia.

After a seemingly long and difficult campaign Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States with the Republican Party retaining control of the House, and the Senate, in Congress. Just as we saw with the Brexit vote, the combination of rising inequality, stagnant middle incomes and the disenchantment of white non-college educated males has seen a backlash against the establishment and helped deliver victory for Trump. This note looks at the implications.

04
Nov

Think you now life insurance? Think again

Think you know life insurance? Think again

Whatever your goals are in life, everyone wants to ensure their loved ones are looked after should the worst happen.

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