Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Why you need to do something you love every single day

22 February

Engaging in activities that you love is not only enjoyable but also offers a multitude of benefits that can enrich your life in various ways. So, if you’re on the fence about indulging one or some of your life’s passions, here are some...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Ultimate Road Trip Checklist: Navigating Your Next Adventure with Ease

15 February

Planning a road trip can be an exciting adventure, offering a unique blend of freedom, discovery, and bonding opportunities. Whether you’re exploring familiar landscapes or venturing into unknown territories, preparation is key to ensuring a...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – investment outlook Q&A

15 February

Recession risks, rates and inflation, valuations, geopolitics, the US election and Swiftonomics   Key points – Rate hikes have worked in helping slow inflation and rate cuts are likely this year. Expect a bumpy ride though. – The risk of...[Read More]

Understanding the five key areas of personal finances

8 February

When it comes to managing your money, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the five key areas of personal finance: income, spending, saving, investing, and protection. Mastering these elements can be the difference between...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – 05/02/24

8 February

Key points – The Australian Government’s changes to the Stage 3 tax cuts have refocussed attention on the need for tax reform. – The Australian tax system has five key problems: it’s heavily reliant on income tax; it’s complicated by...[Read More]

Low income earners to benefit from Medicare levy change

8 February

Low-income earners will receive a tax boost with the Medicare levy threshold set to rise. Laws introduced to federal parliament will see the income threshold at which taxpayers need to pay a two per cent Medicare levy increase by 7.1 per cent, in...[Read More]

Australians to have their say on supermarket prices

8 February

Angry shoppers will have a chance to have their say on supermarket prices and the impact it has on their household budgets as part of a new inquiry. Consultations for an independent review of the food and grocery conduct code begin on Monday. The...[Read More]

What is your “big picture” ?

1 February

Even as children, people create this big picture in their minds — a reflection of how they envision their life to be. Whether your big picture is similar to what’s called the Australian Dream (home ownership as the key to a better life) or...[Read More]

Retirement planning tips and mistakes to sidestep

1 February

Whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, the importance of retirement planning cannot be overstated. Starting early allows you to build a secure financial foundation for your retirement years. However, the strategies and concerns differ based on...[Read More]

Treasurer ‘not considering’ changes to negative gearing

1 February

Australians have been assured there will be no tinkering with tax breaks for real estate investors following an unexpected rework of the stage three cuts. With the federal government gearing up to take its rejigged tax package on a national...[Read More]

Millions added for financial aid groups as demand grows

31 January

Australians facing financial distress could receive more support as the government boosts funding for frontline services. With the cost of living crisis exacerbating demand for support, emergency relief organisations, financial counselling and other...[Read More]

The difference between shares and bananas

25 January

In the world of investing, stocks and bonds often take centre stage. They represent two of the most common types of investments, each offering unique benefits and risks. As an investor, understanding stocks vs. bonds is key to building a diversified...[Read More]