Postgraduate education: Is it worth it?

Postgraduate education: Is it worth it? So you’ve finished your degree – now what? With more Australians taking time to study for longer,find out if the benefits to your career and earning potential could be enough to make it worth investing in a postgraduate qualification. Starting your working life with …

Should I buy or rent? (Video)

Should I buy or rent? (Video)  Louise Lakomy CFP® Louise has a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge in all facets of financial planning providing advice over 15 years specialising in retirement strategies. As part of the Financial Planning Association’s Ask a Planner video series, Louise Lakomy …

What it means to retire and live the dream

What it means to retire and live the dream When you’re no longer working and chasing dollars, you may have a different perspective on what you value most about your life.  Take a look at how our current generation of retirees measure their success and what “living the dream” means …

The many risks of gearing

The many risks of gearing If you are you borrowing money to invest, or considering it, it’s important to ensure you aware of the many risks involved. Gearing, or borrowing money to invest, can be a great way to grow your wealth, but it isn’t for everyone. The aim is …

5 things you should know about Bitcoin

5 things you should know about Bitcoin If you have the technology needed to read this article, you’ve probably heard a lot about Bitcoin. Perhaps you think you’ve missed out on an easy way to build your wealth. We bring you a quick introduction to Bitcoin and share five important …

What can I do in my 30s to prepare for the future? (Video)

What can I do in my 30s to prepare for the future? (Video)  Louise Lakomy CFP® Louise has a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge in all facets of financial planning providing advice over 15 years specialising in retirement strategies. As part of the Financial Planning Association’s …

Time for your next pay rise?

Time for your next pay rise? It’s important to get paid what you’re worth, for your self-esteem and your bank balance too. Find out what’s going on with wages and jobs in Australia and whether you should ask for a raise. Haven’t had a decent pay rise in a while? …

Structural flaws in the super system are losing Australians billions of dollars

Structural flaws in the super system are losing Australians billions of dollars The Productivity Commission has recommended sweeping changes to the superannuation system, highlighting key flaws that are costing members nearly $4 billion a year. The Commission, set up by the federal government as part of its response to the …

How can I make sure I have enough Super to retire on? (Video)

How can I make sure I have enough Super to retire on? (Video)   Alexis Wheatley CFP® As Principal of Wheatley Wealth Management, Alexis provides high-quality strategic advice to help her clients create and preserve their wealth. As part of the Financial Planning Association’s Ask a Planner video series, Alexis …

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay Do your homework for your next pay rise conversation with these ten tips to help you prepare your case and boost your chances of getting the right result. In 2017, even Reserve Bank Chief Philip Lowe was encouraging Australians to be more confident …