October 27, 2021

Quarterly economic update: July – September 2021

COVID here to stay The third quarter of the calendar year brought with it the third and by far the biggest wave in COVID-19 infections. Largely restricted to NSW and Victoria the outbreak was driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. Such was its speed […]
October 27, 2021

5 factors that may derail your mortgage application

Buying a new home is undoubtedly one of the most exciting time in our lives. But, on the other hand, a mortgage application can be a stressful process as you dive into a world of unknowns. Let’s look at five factors that may negatively affect […]
October 27, 2021

Don’t lose your home! Alternative ways to pay for aged care

Anyone who has helped an elderly relative make the move into aged care knows that it can be a traumatic experience. It involves a move from the familiar – a home that a loved one may have lived in for decades – to the unfamiliar, […]
September 29, 2021

How much should I have in my emergency fund?

It’s the most common story financial professionals hear. Unfortunately, too many people fail to set aside emergency savings to see them through life’s hiccups. So when the inevitable happens, and an unexpected bill arrives, they are put under pressure to find the funds to pay […]
September 29, 2021

Why financial advice may be your best investment

It is commonly assumed that seeking financial advice is for the wealthy, and it only helps the rich become richer, yet financial advice can prove useful to anyone who wishes to better their financial future. Financial advice is like getting a health check-up for your […]
September 29, 2021

Protect your estate from these mistakes

It’s a sad but unavoidable fact: one day we are all going to die. You will most likely have clear ideas as to how you would like your hard-earned wealth – your ‘estate’ – to be divided amongst your loved ones or other beneficiaries. However, […]
August 25, 2021

Mistakes new investors should avoid

You’re young, expecting a satisfying future brimming with friends, family and a comfortable lifestyle. You’re a Next Generation Investor, likely aged between 18 and 25, and you’re starting to think about financial security. According to an Australian Stock Exchange study, nearly a quarter of all […]
August 25, 2021

5 tips to protect yourself from being scammed

In 2020 Australians reported over 7,000 investment scams to Scamwatch, well up on the 5,000 reported in 2019. Scamwatch recorded investment scam losses of $65.8 million, but add in notifications made to other government agencies and the major banks and reported losses across 2020 soared […]
August 25, 2021

Do you have the right protection for your loan?

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments many people will make in their lives. When it comes to securing a mortgage, many buyers may be so focused on the immediate steps ahead that they don’t consider having the right protections in place first. […]
July 20, 2021

How an increase to super may result in a pay cut

The super guarantee (SG) is the minimum percentage of ordinary earnings that employers must contribute to superannuation for their eligible employees. After years being stuck at 9.5% the SG rate is on the move again. It increased from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021, […]