How close are we to a cashless society?

How close are we to a cashless society? With tap and go payments becoming ever more popular and the advent of instant transfers between domestic bank accounts, how much longer will we be using cash as a form of payment?  Find out more about when we can expect Australia to go completely cashless and what it means for us, as business owners and consumers. Got any cash on you? According to recent survey results produced …

Why the $A is likely to fall further and shorting it is good protection against things going wrong globally

Why the $A is likely to fall further and shorting it is good protection against things going wrong globally Key points The downtrend in the $A from 2011 likely has more to go. The $A is near fair value, but the increasing negative interest rate gap to the US & a messy outlook for commodities suggest a fall to $US0.70 by year end. Given the downside risks for the $A and that being short the …

Living the good life in your 20s, 30s and 40s

Living the good life in your 20s, 30s and 40s Whether you’re twenty-something and single or married with kids, life is full of challenges and opportunities. How can you handle money better so you’re not held back by debts and financial stress? New guest contributor, James Trethewie Financial Planner AFP®,  AKA “Tarzan with a calculator” as dubbed by Sophie Monk on the last season of The Bachelorette, shares his tips for managing your finances for a …

Australian men are spending more on looking good

Australian men are spending more on looking good Research shows men aren’t far behind women when it comes to what they fork out on appearances. Once upon a time, male grooming was generally limited to a shave and few slaps of aftershave, whereas today, bathroom sinks around Australia are accumulating more tubes, tubs and pump packs, with a growing number of blokes keen to put their ‘best face’ forward. If it’s an all-too-familiar scenario at …

Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet

11 August 2017 Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet Australian equities have been getting bad press with some investors warning they are significantly overvalued. The narrative goes that we’re in the midst of a housing bubble that will blow up and take the share market down with it. Like every story there are elements of truth to this, but if you silence the noise and take a long-term view – as most investors …

Do parents make good employees?

Do parents make good employees? Research reveals surprising correlations between productivity and parenthood. It’s official: Australia is the most expensive country to live ini. So it’s no wonder that more and more parents are working while raising a family. In fact, recent media reports say Aussie parents work more than parents in other countriesii and 90% of Australian mothers always or often feel rushed or pressed for timeiii. But what’s the impact on the work …

Insurance is protecting yourself now while things are good but when things go wrong they come into their own.

  Insurance is protecting yourself now while things are good but when things go wrong they come into their own. Protecting yourself when times are good     Other resources https://financialpartnersblog.com.au/things-you-need-to-know-about-personal-insurance/ https://financialpartnersblog.com.au/heard-of-trauma-insurance/   Insurance Insurance Education Understanding insurance Products Insurance Services Manage your AMP insurance Making a claim   Copyright © FinancialPartners Blog  All Rights Reserved Feel free to copy and share this but include the entire article and reference back to this site thanks. FinancialPartners (Tas) …

Protecting yourself when times are good

 No one thinks misfortune will happen to them. But meet Sarah. You’ll learn a shocking fact about the likelihood of a financial setback occurring in your family and what she did to help protect herself financially. A must-see if you’re the main breadwinner in your home. Out of every five Aussie parents, one will become seriously injured, or die or become seriously ill. Source: http://www.ifsa.com.au/downloads/file… The average mortgage alone in Australia means approximately $1,400 in monthly …