Whilst It is not clear whether or not the Coalition will hold a majority, it is the Coalition which will form Government.However, it is not yet known when parliament will resume, and how quickly legislation can be passed to implement major Coalition proposals.In the interim, here is a review of some of the major positions that the Coalition has announced and what they may mean for you.Read More
TIPS: How to claim your tax deduction for super contributions before 30th June 2019Read More
It’s difficult enough for families to cope with the loss of a loved one, but the added burden of dealing with the remaining estate can make an emotional time even more traumatic - which is why drawing up a will is essential, regardless of your age and the state of your finances. Here’s what you need to know.Read More
With recent media coverage about insurance sales tactics, many Aussies might be concerned they’re being sold personal insurance policies – life, total and permanent disablement (TPD) and income protection – they don’t really need.Read More
Find out what to do before 30 June and what's happening from 1 July.Read More
Here is a summary of the 2019 Federal Budget, which was presented this week by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.Read More
10 tips to save on your private health costs NOW!Read More
Australian growth slowed even more in the December quarter. Growth may bounce back a bit this year, but the housing downturn will likely constrain it to around 2- 2.5%.
As a result, unemployment is likely to drift up and wages growth and inflation remain lower for longer.
The RBA is on track to cut rates this year and the housing downturn will likely see Australian shares continue to underperform global shares.
Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, find out what you need to steer clear of.Read More
Despite continued volatility, 2019 is likely to be better for diversified investors than 2018 was.
Recession is unlikely and so too is a long and deep bear market in shares.
Watch the US trade war, the Fed, global business conditions indicators, Chinese growth, politics and the Sydney and Melbourne property markets.
There are only some very limited options for accessing your super early, ie before your preservation age .Read More
Yes, of course you'd like to help the kids get to own their own home. So make sure you understand the risks, and do it right!Read More
Here's the latest APRA report on how your super is performing.Read More
Sustainable investing aims to identify potential value and/or manage risks by comparing companies based on how they manage key ethical, social and governance (ESG) factors.Read More
If you are car-sharing, here's what you need to know about your tax obligations.Read More
Responsible investments show strong performance: RIAA reports that funds using responsible investment strategies are performing strongly compared with the average large cap Australian, international and “ balanced “ fund.Read More
Trauma cover can help you to pay for your usual expenses if you can't work because of a major illness. It's also known as critical illness or major illness or crisis recovery protection .Read More
If you want to make a 50% return on your money, you’d better do it now, before the end of the financial year!
For eligible Australians, making an after-tax contribution to super (up to $1,000) means the Government co-contributes 50 cents for each dollar you put in (up to $500 maximum).