Boomers won’t give up retirement dreams for kids

13 June

Boomers can see younger Australians are struggling financially and want to help where they can, but they are not willing to do so at the expense of their retirement lifestyle, new research shows. Four in five Australians over 65 think their children...[Read More]

Optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future with your Financial Adviser

13 June

Navigating the complex financial landscape is challenging. However, with the right Financial Adviser, you can optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future. By understanding how clients often perceive missteps in their...[Read More]

Escape the winter chill with these aussie caravan road trips

13 June

As winter sets in, the warmer climates of northern Australia become increasingly appealing. If you have some free time, a thirst for adventure, and a dislike for cold, wet weather, consider heading north. Pack your sunhat and shorts, organise the...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 7/6/24

12 June

Major global share markets rose over the last week as the ECB and Canada cut interest rates and bond yields fell with strength in tech stocks pushing the US share market to a new record high.  Despite slight falls on Friday in response to stronger...[Read More]

Overview about business record-keeping requirements so you meet your tax, superannuation and registration obligations.

12 June

You are legally required to keep records of all transactions relating to your tax, superannuation and registration affairs as you start, run, sell, change or close your business. This includes: any documents related to your business’s income and...[Read More]

Captain Chalmers lines up soft landing on narrow runway

12 June

Global headwinds will continue to buffet Australia’s economy as Treasurer Jim Chalmers sets a course for a final approach towards low inflation. Dr Chalmers is confident Australia remains on track for “a soft landing on a narrow runway”,...[Read More]

Universal childcare would be ‘national asset’, PM says

12 June

Australia already has universal schooling, Medicare and superannuation and the prime minister believes childcare should be treated the same way. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development plan to fix the...[Read More]

7 Countries Where You Can Afford to Retire by the Beach

6 June

Retiring to a serene place by the beach is a dream for many. The recent years of global upheaval have intensified the desire to escape the daily grind and resettle in an ideal location.    For many, life by the beach represents that ideal.   In...[Read More]

Easy Ways to Start (or Restart) a Fitness Regime in Your 60s

6 June

If you’re over 60, regular exercise is essential for maintaining health, energy, and independence. It reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.    However, starting or restarting a fitness regime...[Read More]

Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Reasons to hire a bookkeeper

6 June

 Did you ever hire a bookkeeper to help you keep track of your expenses and tax obligations? If not, find out why now may be the best time to do so.   Bookkeeping is an essential component of any organisation. To focus on other tasks, such as...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian home prices were up again in May – but the tension between high rates and the chronic housing shortage remains

5 June

Key points – CoreLogic data showed national average home prices rose 0.8% in May, their strongest rise since last October. – The housing market remains remarkably resilient with the housing shortage and still solid jobs market providing...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 31/5/24

5 June

Major global share markets fell over the last week, as higher bond yields weighed. For the week US shares fell 0.5%, Eurozone share lost 1%. Japanese shares fell 0.4% and Chinese shares fell 0.6%. This still left US shares up 4.8% in May and global...[Read More]

Minimum wage workers to benefit from July pay rise

5 June

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE * Australians earning minimum wage while working full-time will get an extra $33 per week from July * The minimum wage will increase to $24.10 per hour, or $915.91 per week, based on a full-time 38 hour working week * That...[Read More]

Wages bump unlikely to concern Reserve Bank: economists

5 June

The Reserve Bank’s inflation battle is unlikely to be thrown off course by a bump for Australia’s lowest-paid workers, economists say. Millions of employees on minimum and award wages will get a 3.75 per cent pay rise from July following the...[Read More]