Rooftop solar pays its own way as more homes switch on

31 January

Solar power from household rooftops remains the most popular way of reducing electricity bills, market data shows. Some 2.5 gigawatts of residential solar power was installed in 2023, equivalent to 6.1 million average-sized solar panels, but fewer...[Read More]

Protect what you have

4 January

People strive hard to accomplish a variety of goals during their lifetime, although there’s nothing more significant than being able to spend quality time in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Indeed, investing in relationships gives...[Read More]

19 Tips for your best life after retirement

20 December

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

Pathway to budget balance littered with tough calls

26 April

Cost of living relief must be temporary and targeted and cash splashes shelved if the federal government is serious about taming inflation and returning the budget to balance in the next 10 years, new PwC analysis shows. Modelling by the major...[Read More]

Budget good, but more needed: business

26 October

Peak business groups have hailed the Albanese government’s first budget as careful and cautious, but warn hard work lies ahead to shore up the economy. Business Council chief Jennifer Westacott said the Labor economic blueprint made the...[Read More]

Electric car tax cuts welcome, more wanted

26 October

Federal budget tax cuts for electric cars and moves to create a national electric vehicle charging network in Australia have been welcomed by motoring and environmental groups overnight. The policies could shave $4700 off the cost of buying an...[Read More]

Families remember Bali victims 20 years on

5 October

When Kevin Paltridge’s son Corey was killed in the 2002 Bali bombings, the devastated father turned to other Australians whose children had died suddenly to try to cope with his own loss. He quit his job as an airline supervisor and went to...[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]

Merry Christmas from everyone at DMA Financial Strategists

18 December

Our best wishes of peace and happiness to you and to your families. As Christmas is also a time when many in need find it the most difficult. Therefore instead of Christmas cards we are supporting the following charities that we know will...[Read More]

From Values to Action: The four principles of values based leadership

14 December

From Values to Action: The four principles of values based leadership By Harry M Kraemer Respected former CEO, professor and celebrated speaker, Harry M Kraemer, examines what it takes to become a successful values-based leader. In this...[Read More]

Saving your age pension, one gift at a time

14 December

Source: Peter Kelly (Centrepoint Alliance) Originally appeared on: http://blog.cpal.com.au/realiseyourdream/ Our media is full of discussion around changes to the age pension assets test that will come into effect from 1 January 2017....[Read More]

10 Retirement commandments

14 December

Source: Mark Teale, (Centrepoint Alliance) Originally appeared on: http://blog.cpal.com.au/realiseyourdream/ With 40 years’ experience working in financial services, I have learnt a thing or two about retirement in my time. These are the...[Read More]

Manage your debt, don’t let it manage you!

14 December

We all borrow money to buy things when we don’t have the money to pay the full purchase price. Most people borrow to buy personal assets like a home but you can also borrow to access investment opportunities to help grow your wealth. But...[Read More]