The impact of falling house prices 1

The impact of falling house prices

Housing is the most important asset owned by the majority of Australian households, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). A house not only serves as a place to live, but as a long-term investment, a measure of household wealth and a source of consumer spending. Therefore, a change … Read more

Investment strategies for your super. 2

Investment strategies for your super.

Your super returns may be doing ok, but could they be better? Being actively involved in how and where your super is invested, could make a real difference to your retirement savings over the long-term. This article considers four examples of investment strategies for your super. The importance of diversification … Read more

What are the best investments for your retirement? 3

What are the best investments for your retirement?

In the simplest terms, investing your money means buying an asset with the expectation of earning returns from ownership of that asset. If you own an investment property, for example, you can expect to receive rent as income. But if you then sell the property for a higher price than … Read more

The ups and downs of Superannuation 5

The ups and downs of Superannuation

Many of us like to keep an eye on our superannuation balance. It’s only natural, as we all want to retire in relative comfort, and for many people super is their second largest asset, after their family home. If you’ve been checking your super over the last few months you … Read more

Managing finances with a significant other 6

Managing finances with a significant other

When you’re in a long-term relationship, money talk can pop up. It could be anything from who’s covering date night dinners, to sharing household costs. After a while of splitting the bills, it could feel easier to start a conversation about bringing your finances together, so that you’re both on … Read more

Understand estate planning 7

Understand estate planning

What is estate planning? If you’ve got people in your life who you love and want to take care of, it’s wise to build an estate plan. This plan, which you can put together with the help of an estate planning specialist, will make sure loved ones are taken care … Read more

Sustainable investing – making money and doing good 8

Sustainable investing – making money and doing good

There is no doubt that interest in responsible investments is growing. Not only in Australia but globally, investors are increasingly interested in how a company makes its money, not simply how much it makes. While some investors may focus on the longer-term viability of a company and its behaviour, others … Read more

11 steps to financial independence for Australian women 9

11 steps to financial independence for Australian women

Being financially independent is a mindset that many women are aspiring to, particularly those in relationships. While your job, or your partner’s career is secure today, tomorrow it could be a different story, and often that can lead to a complete switch when it comes to who’s bringing in the … Read more

What happens to my super when I die? 10

What happens to my super when I die?

You may not be aware that how and in what proportions your super is distributed can’t be covered in your will unless you’ve made the necessary arrangements with your super fund beforehand. Why can’t super be covered in my will? Your super can’t typically be covered by your will because … Read more

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