Use your SMSF to teach your kids about finance With self-managed super funds (SMSFs) permitted to have up to four members, it may be a surprise for some to learn that approximately 70% of SMSFs have only two members and about a further 23% only have one. Which means that only 7% of f
6 tips for managing money and memory loss Memory loss in your later years can be difficult, emotionally as well as financially. That’s why having a conversation with your loved ones, or devising a plan early on, could broaden your options and at the same time, help ensure your w
How to avoid isolation and stay safe in retirement It’s a common enough scenario facing many older Australians: you find yourself living alone, due to divorce or the death of a partner, and the kids have moved away – often interstate or overseas – leaving you with no close family near
7 healthy habits that could improve your bank balance this year See how you could benefit your body, while upping the change in your back pocket at the same time. For many of us, the new year often begins with good intentions and a handful of new year resolutions, which may or may not
New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers and downsizers Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you. Government proposals around improving housing affordability in Australia were passed thro
Top 5 investment themes for 2018 Investors spent 2017 monitoring activity in the US, political rhetoric and disruption, economic turmoil in the UK, North Korean activity and the impact of a range of natural disasters. So what should they consider in 2018? Here are our top 5 themes. 1.
The pullback in shares – seven reasons not to be too concerned The recent share pullback has seen much coverage and generated much concern. This is understandable given the rapid falls in share markets seen on some days. Considerations for investors Sharp market falls with talk
Economic Update Market and Economic overview Australia Employment continued to rise in December, with a further 34,700 jobs being created. In 2017 as a whole, more than 400,000 new jobs were created in Australia, providing a significant boost to the economy. Consumer confidence