Your Life

Estate Planning kids

- November 25, 2015 3 MIN READ

Where there’s a will, there’s a relative… and a way to fight over it. That’s the unfortunate story of so many estates these days, where families fall out and even end up trading legal blows to settle the finances of a parent who has passed away. It’s not just the rich families squabbling either. However… Read more »

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Identify theft

- November 18, 2015 4 MIN READ

Technology is so much a part of our lives we take it for granted its power and ability to rip us off. We Instagram, tweet, share and update our statuses more than ever before. It’s fun, informative and helps stay in touch with family and friends. Unfortunately, it also makes us sitting ducks for identity… Read more »

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Super lump sum V pension

- November 11, 2015 3 MIN READ

During most of your working life you’re encouraged to think about retirement. Constantly reminded about whether you’re putting enough away to maintain your current lifestyle. Threats of pending poverty if you don’t contribute enough. Retirement planning calculators are great to get a general feel for the amount you’ll need to fund your lifestyle, and professional… Read more »

Your Money

Bank Shares Outlook

- November 4, 2015 4 MIN READ

Australian’s love their big banks. Not necessarily paying them fees or watching them ratchet up interest rates, but as investors we just can’t get enough of them. In fact, most Australians would be an investor in our banks either directly or through their superannuation fund. They have been stunning investment performers run over the last… Read more »

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Pay rise boss

- October 14, 2015 4 MIN READ

End of the year is fast approaching, business confidence is up so bosses should be in a brighter mood than this time last year. So now is the time to start planning how to get the boss to agree to a Christmas bonus or a New Year pay rise. Here’s a strategy to give you… Read more »

Your Money

Sharemarket falling

- September 30, 2015 3 MIN READ

Investors are having a pretty tough time of it at the moment, as markets around the world stage huge swings on just about any bit of news. And unfortunately, most of the recent swings have been lower. The big question is whether this could be the start of a dive worse than the one that… Read more »

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Superannuation & Share dive

- August 25, 2015 3 MIN READ

Every working Australian is invested in the sharemarket… through their superannuation. As global sharemarkets tank and the doomsayers predict another Global Financial Crisis, you just need to… stay alert, not alarmed. Investment history tells us this is always the best time to BUY shares, not sell them. In times like this, you have to remember… Read more »