Getting more done with fewer interruptions

Getting more done with fewer interruptions Learn how multi-tasking affects your productivity, and not in the positive ways you might think.  So you think you’re pretty good at multi-tasking? Well, research[1] tells us we’re not – in fact we’re awful at it! And, according to Dr Julia Irwin, Senior Lecturer …

Diversifying inside super

Diversifying inside super Find out what it is, how it works and why it matters to you What is diversification? Diversification is a risk strategy that lets you ride the ups and downs of investing. It reduces your exposure to risk, so your investments won’t be as affected by fluctuations …

5 ways to make your life more simple

  5 ways to make your life more simple Time passes by so quickly that sometimes before we can cross the first item off our to-do list we’ve already added another. Here are some easy steps you can take to help simplify your life. If managing life’s everyday complexities only …

Not without my smartphone

Not without my smartphone The nation’s fixation with logging on has people glancing at their devices more than 440 million times a day. Digital devices in Australia have not only changed the way we communicate, but how we socialise, plan, work, transact, access information and entertain ourselves—not to mention, multi-task! …

Would you caravan?

Would you caravan? If you’re thinking about taking the family on a great Aussie adventure or perhaps considering buying a caravan to see out your golden years, read on to find out what you need to know. Did you know that 85% of Australians have been either caravanning or camping …

Growing your wealth

Growing your wealth What is gearing? In simple terms, gearing is borrowing money to invest. The investment could be in direct shares or managed investments, such as an equity trust, balanced fund or property. Gearing is, in essence, directed towards producing a larger investment return by using borrowed funds, often …

Managing your money

Managing your money What is a budget? A budget is a plan that works out how you will manage your income and expenses. Maintaining a budget is a powerful way to control your money. Do you need a budget? A budget allows you to see how much money is coming …

Government support in retirement

  Government support in retirement What is the Age Pension? The purpose of the Age Pension is to make sure you have enough income in retirement. It is a fortnightly payment made by the government to help you meet the cost of living, if your retirement savings are below a …

Five money habits for a happy financial year

Five money habits for a happy financial year As you say goodbye to the 2015/16 financial year, it’s a good time to put new habits for success in place for the coming year. Here are our five tips to help you make a success of the coming year as you …

Distributing your assets

Distributing your assets What is estate planning? Estate planning is about wealth succession – a way to help protect the wealth you have built over your lifetime, so that it is distributed according to your wishes following your death…. Read More>>>   Download the free PDF file