The Trump bump and shares – short-term risks, but five reasons for optimism

23 May 2017

The Trump bump and shares – short-term risks, but five reasons for optimism

The Trump bump and shares – short-term risks, but five reasons for optimism

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How to Make technology work for you

How to make technology work for you

How to make technology work for you

Automate the boring things

Set up direct debits so your bills are paid on time without having to remember all the due dates.

And if your credit card is weighing you down, set up a regular payment and pay the full amount each month if you can to avoid more interest. Or at least pay the minimum monthly amount before the due date >>

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Three reasons why the risks for the Australian dollar are still on the downside

17 May 2017

Three reasons why the risks for the Australian dollar are still on the downside

Three reasons why the risks for the Australian dollar are still on the downside

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How can I safeguard my ability to pay off my home loan?

How can I safeguard my ability to pay off my home loan?

How can I safeguard my ability to pay off my home loan?

It’s not unusual that life can be smooth sailing one minute and throw you a curveball the next.

You might be hit with an injury or illness, a reduction in >>

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The 2017-18 Australian Budget – pragmatism and fairness rule

10 May 2017

The 2017-18 Australian Budget – pragmatism and fairness rule

The 2017-18 Australian Budget – pragmatism and fairness rule

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Are shares offering enough of a risk premium over bonds? What about rising bond yields?

03 May 2017

Are shares offering enough of a risk premium over bonds? What about rising bond yields?

Are shares offering enough of a risk premium over bonds? What about rising bond yields?

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How to cope with losing independence

How to cope with losing independence

How to cope with losing independence

If you or a loved one is experiencing a loss of independence, you may be able to maintain a sense of control.

Few, if any of us, look forward to losing independence. In fact, research reveals that 75% of older people feared losing independence while only 29% feared >>

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Global growth looking healthier – underpinning share markets and a rising trend in bond yields

27 April 2017

Global growth looking healthier – underpinning share markets and a rising trend in bond yields

Global growthlooking healthier – underpinning share markets and a rising trend in bond yields

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  • Just a small sample of some of our previous blog posts

    • 54.2 million worries – five ways to help manage the noise and turn down the worry list
       25 October 2016 54.2 million worries – five ways to help manage the noise and turn down the worry list Key points The combination of a massive ramp up in financial information combined with our natural inclination to zoom in on negative ......
    • Achieving a comfortable retirement
        Achieving a comfortable retirement Many women dream of a retirement where they can kick back and relax, do whatever they like and be free from the demands of others – actually focusing on caring for themselves. But this step often ......
    • The outlook for shares and growth assets – short term risks but 7 reasons for optimism
      02 June 2016 The outlook for shares and growth assets – short term risks but 7 reasons for optimism After decent gains in shares and other growth assets since February we could have a short term rough patch given risks around the ......
    • Saving in a material world
        Saving in a material world It’s not easy to be thrifty in our consumer society. We’re surrounded by so much temptation that it can be difficult to avoid spending money. So why not try taking a break from spending? If you can tighten ......
    • 10 reasons your kids won’t listen to your money advice
      10 reasons your kids won’t listen to your money advice …and how you can bring them around Every parent wants the best for their children but kids often won’t listen to the wisdom of your experience, especially when it comes to money. ......