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]

Tips to grow your superannuation

11 January

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]

Common Investment Pitfalls to Avoid

7 December

Investing, a realm filled with potential opportunities and pitfalls, demands careful consideration to navigate successfully. Each misstep along the way can serve as a valuable lesson, contributing to a more refined and robust investment strategy....[Read More]

Understanding debt recycling: Good and bad debt

9 November

Debt recycling is a financial strategy that can help you transform bad debt into good debt, boosting your wealth and enhancing your financial future. This article explains the concept, its benefits, risks, and how it might apply to your specific...[Read More]

Seeking professional advice: A vital imperative in the age of social media influencers

19 October

In today’s digital age, information is readily accessible at our fingertips, thanks to the proliferation of social media platforms and influencers. Australians, like people worldwide, often turn to these platforms for guidance and information on...[Read More]

Three valuable insights for effective Financial Planning

19 October

As clients seeking financial guidance and planning services, we play a crucial role in ensuring a successful partnership with our financial planners. Here are three essential insights from our perspective to enhance our collaboration with financial...[Read More]

Property Investing 101: Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

8 June

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, the...[Read More]

Have you tried dollar cost averaging as an investment strategy?

9 February

Investing can be a challenging exercise, although the principle behind it is deceptively simple: buy when prices are low. However, this is easier said than done. Even seasoned investors who attempt to time the market to buy at the most advantageous...[Read More]

RBA decision risks higher cash rate peak

5 October

The surprise slowdown in the pace of rate rises risks dragging out the rate hiking cycle and forcing the central bank to go even higher than expected to dampen demand. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s 0.25 percentage point lift is the sixth...[Read More]

3 tips to grow your superannuation

28 September

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]

Thinking about self-managed super?

27 January

(ATO)   If you set up a self-managed super fund (SMSF), you’re in charge – you make the investment decisions for the fund and you’re held responsible for complying with the super and tax laws. It’s a major financial decision...[Read More]

Increased cash flow boost for businesses

27 March

The Government will provide between $20,000 & $100,000 to eligible SMEs. These payments should be used to pay staff, electricity, rent & other bills. There will be two payments, the First Payment & the Additional Payment. Payments...[Read More]

[VIDEO] 5 People around the world shared their take on living well

1 January

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia) What does living well mean to you in 2020? People around the world shared their take on living well in a 30-second video. Find out how five global citizens are planning for their best...[Read More]

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) Do-it-yourself super [VIDEO]

30 October

Video: SMSFs – You can’t do it all yourself SMSFs are often called ‘do-it-yourself funds’, but that isn’t really the case. Meet the people who you will have to work with or who can help you meet your obligations as an...[Read More]

Merlea Macro Matters

28 November

November 2016 (Merlea Investments) Summary As 2016 draws nearer to a close, all eyes will be on U.S. politics and policymakers. The voting public has had enough of apathetic politicians bearing false empathy. Politicians generally have been...[Read More]