Should your investment journey start with property?

Should your investment journey start with property? When you’re priced out of owning a home in your neighbourhood, is property investing a good solution for growing your wealth? Will renting for the rest of your life cost more and make you more vulnerable? We talked to CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional …

How to max your tax refund

How to max your tax refund Expecting a refund from your 2017/18 tax return? 77 out of 100 Aussies are likely to get one and many could already have plans to spend it. If you’re one of them, find out how to treat yourself right with your windfall and be …

Are you living your dream life? (Video)

Are you living your dream life? (Video) Financial planning starts with understanding what’s important to you and your family. If you are not living the life that you have always wanted, so far, then talking to a financial planner to identify what you want and map out a plan, is …

Are the troubles in Turkey easing?

Are the troubles in Turkey easing?   Investors may be eyeing off value in emerging markets after the recent sell-off triggered by concerns about the Turkish economy. Emerging market (EM) shares in local currency terms are down around 14% from their January high, and emerging market currencies are down 16% …

Why a job means more to kids than money

Why a job means more to kids than money Getting your kids out to work isn’t just about teaching them the value of an honest day’s work. It’s also a great way for them to start taking an interest in all sorts of financial matters. Find out more about what …

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life?

What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? Keeping success in your sights What’s the most important thing you should do to make a success of your life? CEO, author and mentor Kylie Travers tells us how she overcame big challenges to get …

Weekly Market Update 14 September 2018

Weekly Market Update 14 September 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw most share markets rise helped by good economic data, talk of another round of US/China trade talks and a bounce in emerging market shares after Turkey raised interest rates. However, while …

Defining enough – the fundamental question for your financial plan

Defining enough – the fundamental question for your financial plan Do all your future plans rely on having a lot more money than you do now? If the answer is yes, it might be time to think carefully about your values so you can put together a realistic financial plan …

Five ways money can wreck your relationship

Five ways money can wreck your relationship Although women are often portrayed in television and film as “shopaholics” – for example spending thousands of dollars on shoes – in reality it is more likely for women in relationships to be the conservatives and the men the risk takers, says Kane …

Troubleshooting family finances

Troubleshooting family finances Are your family finances a battleground where good and bad habits collide?  Find out how to support your family towards better financial wellbeing without risking your relationship. Sometimes money can really drive a wedge between family members. When you have a parent, sibling, child or maybe even …