How do you save for that rainy day?

  How do you save for that rainy day? It’s not just our farmers who keep their eyes on the horizon for rain. Recent research found almost twice as many Australians think saving for an emergency or a rainy day is more important than putting cash away for a holiday. Indeed, saving for a rainy day is our number one savings priority. According to AMP Bank, those aged between 35 and 44 years old are …

Weekly Market Update 11 October 2019

Weekly Market Update 11 October 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Investment markets were whipsawed over the past week by conflicting reports regarding prospects for the latest US/China face to face trade talks in Washington on Thursday and Friday, with optimism prevailing later in the week. US shares still fell but Eurozone, Japanese and Chinese shares all rose. Australian shares also rose led by health, telco, IT and industrial shares. Trade talk …

Spending money in a cashless world

Spending money in a cashless world How the move to electronic payments could be making it easier to spend…and what to do about it. It’s Thursday morning and almost the end of the working week. You’re walking to the train station and you realise you’ve forgotten to top up your public transport card. No matter…a few clicks later and you’ve transferred $50 over. At the station you grab a takeaway flat white before the train …

Weekly Market Update 4 October 2019

Weekly Market Update 4 October 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on the back of increasing concerns about US and global growth after another fall in the US manufacturing conditions ISM index. Global growth fears also weighed on the Australian share market with all sectors in the red but particularly financials which were also hit by the latest RBA rate cut, tech stocks …