Articles

Financial Planning and goal setting contributes to a life well lived

Monday, June 05, 2017
Most of us know that money doesn’t buy happiness. Australian researcher Hugh MacKay in his book The Good Life (2013) concludes that “a good life is not measured by security, wealth, status ..Read More

Buying a commercial property in your SMSF

Monday, June 05, 2017
One of the benefits of having a SMSF is the ability to purchase direct property using your super. However, property is not limited to just a residential house or unit. As trustees, you may also decide ..Read More

Super strategies for PSS members still apply - despite the Federal Budget changes

Monday, June 05, 2017
Many of the super changes that were announced in the Federal Budget will come into effect on 1 July 2017. Several clients who work in the Public Service and are members of the PSS have rung us concern ..Read More

Is your insurance keeping up with you and your lifestyle?

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Not many of us sit down and think about whether we have enough life or income insurance. Usually something will happen – maybe someone close to you gets sick and has to give up work, or you have ..Read More

Protect your income - you never know...

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Have you ever wondered how you and your family would cope if you had an injury or illness and couldn’t work for several months… or even years? For some people, income protection ins ..Read More

Will you pay an entry fee for Aged Care?

Monday, February 27, 2017
Clients entering residential aged care may be asked to pay an entry fee. How much they pay can depend on their assessable assets and this may or may not include the value of their home. Use the fo ..Read More

New rules for defined benefit super schemes

Monday, November 28, 2016
There were many changes that were announced in the Federal Budget and are now at various states of being passed through Parliament. Unfortunately, members of defined benefit schemes including the  ..Read More

How to bid at an auction when you really don't want to

Monday, October 31, 2016
Guest blogger - Penny Hyde, Buyers Agent A lot of people don't even look at a property that is for sale if the method of sale is an auction. It can be because they don't know the market and ar ..Read More

Rental Market Update September 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
By guest blogger, Maria Edwards ACT & Queanbeyan median rent has increased again to $430 per week with a healthy annual increase of 7.5%. and properties are renting almost 30% quicker than ..Read More

I have taken a redundancy – what’s next?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
From guest blogger Adam Kowalski from Kowalski Recruitment Taking a redundancy is a big step, and along with the need to make many financial decisions, it also tends to be one of the few times ..Read More