10
Jun

Shares climb a "wall of worry" - but is it sustainable?

After a roughly 35% plunge from their February high point to their lows around 23 March on fears regarding of global recession on the back of the coronavirus shutdowns, share markets have since rebounded sharply, led by US shares. The rally has pushed the Australian ASX 200 ...

06
May

Extension to JobKeeper scheme and Update of Rules

The Commissioner has extended the time to enrol for the initial JobKeeper periods, from 30 April 2020 until 31 May 2020. To ensure the integrity and the efficient operation of the JobKeeper Payment scheme, the Government is clarifying the operation of some rules:

06
May

Monetary Policy Decision Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor

At its meeting today, the Board decided to maintain the current policy settings, including the targets for the cash rate and the yield on 3 year Australina Government bonds of 25 basis points.

06
May

Why super and growth assets like shares have to be seen as long-term investments

This is an update of a note I wrote last November, but after the recent plunge in shares and the associated 10% or so loss in balanced growth superannuation funds through the March quarter, it’s particularly relevant now.

01
Apr

What the coronavirus stimulus package means for SMEs and the Australian economy

With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

01
Apr

What the coronavirus stimulus package means for individuals, retirees and the Australian economy

With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support both businesses and individuals.

01
Apr

Cybersecurity concerns for business in an era of working from home

As government-mandated lockdown comes into force, there are some existing cybersecurity risks to small business that could be felt more acutely if precautions aren’t taken.  MYOB has offered 11 tips for improving your cybersecurity in lockdown.

01
Apr

Kids in the kitchen - entertaining the kids while self-isolating

There is no better time to be getting our kids in the kitchen, as home-schooling is thrust upon many of us as the country grapples with the spread of coronavirus.

01
Apr

8 ways to look after your mental health while working from home

Working from home has suddenly become the new norm as Australia faces the spread of the coronavirus. For many, this is accompanied by having children at home.  

Understandably mental health becomes a top priority. So how can we thrive, not just survive, during this period of change and uncertainty?

01
Apr

8 Steps to prepare for the Financial Impacts of the Coronavirus

We are now all taking physical health precautions to protect us from the spread of the coronavirus. However there are also steps you can take to protect your financial health. 

10
Mar

The plunge in shares - seven things investors need to keep in mind

The plunge in share markets over the last week has generated much coverage and consternation. This is understandable given the rapidity of the falls – with US shares having their fastest 10% fall from an all-time high on record - and the uncertainty around the coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on economic activity. From their highs to ...

10
Mar

I don't like pineapple on my pizza!

Did you know using a simple statement like 'I don’t like pineapple on my pizza!' as a password can take more than one year and costs scammers $107,000 to crack? The reason it's a great password is it:

10
Mar

14 fabulously scenic drives you must follow

Australia is made for road trips. Coast-hugging touring routes, rainforest-clad paths, inland adventures, and trails showcasing anything from waterfalls to wineries. BIG4 Holiday Parks have rounded up some of the most scenic drives in Australia that you simply must follow.

Prepare for roads full of visual feasts and enthralling encounters…

17
Feb

From bushfires to Coronavirus - five ways to turn down the noise around investing

2020 has seen a very noisy start to the year with one major event with significant human and investment market implications after another. For Australia it started with an intensification of the  ...

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