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2021 Year in Review


There are no prizes for guessing what dominated the economic landscape in 2021. For the second year running, the pandemic was the focus for policy makers, markets, businesses, and individuals alike.

2021 Year in Review2022-01-13T08:19:32+09:00

The gift of giving this Christmas


Christmas is a time when we come together to celebrate with our family and friends. And, for those who haven’t been able to see friends and family due to border closures, it will be an even more joyous occasion this year.

The gift of giving this Christmas2021-12-21T10:55:42+09:00

Investing in inflation


Inflation appears to be firmly on the rise and while that is bad news for consumers it’s not necessarily bad news for investors. In fact, inflation may provide new opportunities.

Investing in inflation2021-12-09T10:49:33+09:00

Kicking financial goals in 2022


After a difficult year of COVID disruptions and uncertainty, the summer holidays can’t come quickly enough. It’s a chance to refresh and reflect on the year that was and hopefully set some goals for year ahead.

Kicking financial goals in 20222021-12-01T09:24:17+09:00

Can you afford your dream retirement?


Planning your dream retirement can be an exciting time. The chance to travel overseas or around Australia without having to rush back to work, time to pursue new hobbies, learn a language or spend time with the grandkids. The possibilities are endless, but what will it cost?

Can you afford your dream retirement?2021-11-22T10:13:00+09:00

FIRED up for financial independence


Millennials are often accused of living for the present and wasting their money on smashed avocado. So it may come as a surprise that younger Australians are at the vanguard of a growing movement committed to the old-fashioned virtues of thrift and saving, but with a modern twist.

FIRED up for financial independence2021-11-18T08:45:22+09:00

Love and money: achieving financial harmony


The past 12 months have been a challenging time for many of us on a personal level, with the pandemic having a far-reaching impact on so many aspects of our lives. While the Australian economy is proving remarkably resilient, personal finances have been affected in different ways by lockdowns and government initiatives put in place to soften the economic toll of the pandemic.

Love and money: achieving financial harmony2021-11-11T07:36:24+09:00

Is your money personality set in stone?


Our upbringings hugely influence the attitudes we have towards money. Did you observe your parents working hard to put food on the table? Was money a cause of conflict in your household? Was it spent freely, or were budgets obeyed?

Is your money personality set in stone?2021-11-02T08:01:34+09:00

Aged care payment options


When it comes time to investigate residential aged care for yourself, your partner, parent or relative, the search for a facility and how to pay for it can seem daunting. The system is complex, and decisions often need to be made in the midst of a health crisis.

Aged care payment options2021-10-28T07:54:15+09:00

Time to review your income protection cover


If you’ve owned an individual income protection or salary continuance policy in recent years, you may have seen your premiums increase as insurers struggled to cover their large losses on these products.

Time to review your income protection cover2021-10-26T11:31:18+09:00