What you can do to ease into retirement
Your Life

13 essential steps to ease into retirement

- May 24, 2024 3 MIN READ

Retirement is one of life’s great crossroads. It is an exciting and challenging period where most people take stock of their lives. For some retirement is a joy, for others it is a time of worry. So here are some good tips on how to make the change as smooth as possible and hopefully give… Read more »

Retirement planning in a COVID world
Your Life

Retirement planning in a COVID world

- March 14, 2022 3 MIN READ

COVID has heightened many of the usual considerations when retirement planning, so it’s worth revisiting your goals and strategy. There is no denying that our world has changed over the past two years and many of these changes are likely to be enduring. The COVID pandemic has touched almost every aspect of our lives. From… Read more »

Tips for managing your SMSF
Your Money

You need to be diligent about managing your SMSF

- February 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

At what point does a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) become viable against the big funds? It’s one of the age-old questions of superannuation: at what point is it viable from a cost and performance perspective to transition to a SMSF? In years past, a general rule of thumb was that you’d need to have $750k-$1… Read more »

Managing money in your 50s
Your Life

Top tips for managing money in your 50s

- February 23, 2022 3 MIN READ

Managing money in your 50s is all about enjoying everything you’ve worked for, while planning for what comes next. In your 50s, you’ll often experience significant shifts in your lifestyle, goals and values. While your career may remain important, as your life changes, you’ll likely be thinking about what’s next. You might be preparing for… Read more »

Caring financially for elderly parents
Your Life

How to best look after your elderly parents financially

- February 17, 2022 3 MIN READ

Caring for elderly parents who are finding it difficult to look after themselves financially is a big commitment. It can cause friction, but it doesn’t have to. It is a sad story which touches so many Australian families when elderly parents can no longer care for themselves. Responsibility invariably falls to the children, which can… Read more »

Sort your shit out and retire rich
Your Life

Sort your shit out and retire rich

- December 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you think you’re ‘too young’ to think about retirement, think again. If you want to retire rich, start saving for it now. By Alex Brophy Retiring rich is easy, until you’re old. Then your wrinkly old hands are tied to whatever assets you’ve accumulated in your taught-skinned youth. This means you should be thinking… Read more »

Future You wants you to save more
Your Life

Future You wants you to save more

- December 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

The problem is we value rewards today more than rewards in the future. But Future You wants you to rethink that strategy ASAP. Since having kids, I’ve found it hard to imagine the future. When they were babies, it was difficult to imagine what it would be like with toddlers. Once they became toddlers, I… Read more »