The four steps to a better retirement

The four steps to a better retirement Today, with Australians living longer and healthier lives, the concept of retirement is much different to what it was only one generation ago. For each retiree, retirement is different. Typically, there are four areas that need to be considered to help you better understand your retirement goals and objectives. The four steps to a better retirement.  These are: Define your retirement vision; Understand your cash flow requirements; Clarify …

7 steps to wealth and living well

7 steps to wealth and living well 1. Time is critically important When it comes to superannuation and savings it’s very important to remember that time waits for no one. So I’ll always encourage my clients to start saving right away, even if it’s just a modest amount. Compound interest is your best friend when it comes to saving but it needs time to work. Although starting to save early is the ideal, it’s never …

Simple steps can have a big impact on your money situation

Simple steps can have a big impact on your money situation Doing nothing may be the path of least resistance, but it could cost you in the long run. Taking a few simple steps can be the difference between forging ahead financially and merely coasting along. And, action – rather than inertia – can pay off in regard to both saving, and making money. Take a closer look at key service providers On the savings …

Simple money steps for women

Simple money steps for women The same approach to managing day-to-day money can be applied to long-term investments.  It was Carrie Bradshaw, of Sex and the City fame, who said: ‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’ While that might sound trite, it’s not far from the truth for many women. Most of us are more comfortable dealing with day-to-day money and the tangible things it can be …

4 steps to help protect portfolios against political risk

08 November 2017 4 steps to help protect portfolios against political risk When Australia’s High Court ruled deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce ineligible to sit in Parliament because of his dual New Zealand citizenship, the decision briefly sent tremors through equity and currency markets. It was a clear reminder that political risk matters to markets. We face troubling political and geopolitical risk across the world: Trump, Brexit and, above all, the risk of nuclear confrontation …

Eight steps to improved cashflow… and lifestyle

  Eight steps to improved cashflow… and lifestyle Imagine feeling on top of your finances. Knowing you’re in a position to enjoy your life today, while also saving for tomorrow. If that sounds good to you, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, 54% of Australians aged 55-64 strongly agreed they’d like that too.i Yet, many of us don’t feel like we’re in that position. Financial stress is actually so common that 24% of Australian …

3 Steps To Get Your Credit Card Charge Back

3 Steps To Get Your Credit Card Charge Back With the end of the season of festivities over, it is time for most of the people– who’ve spent lots of their fortune on making holidays fun for their family and friends – to look back at their credit card bills and go through their expenses. Often during this process some people are likely to come across expenditures that have been deducted from their credit cards …

Seven steps to cutting debt

  Seven steps to cutting debt It’s time to drop your debt weight and get financially fit.  You enjoy a challenge – right? Then step towards financial fitness by cutting your debts this year. Understand and embrace your debt. Firstly, work out where and what type of debt you have and start to plan how you’re going to cut it down. For example, if you roll multiple debts into one, you may save on fees …

3 Steps to Erase Your Money related Fears

3 Steps to Erase Your Money related Fears Fear and money are the chips of the same block. They are in tandem and complement each other like fish and chips or bagels and cream cheese. Money today is integral to the survival and life style of a person. It is needed for nearly every activity and securing of money has become one the greatest priorities of most people. When such is the importance of money …