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If you are in, or nearing, the retirement phase of your lifestyle you might be considering whether you want to stay in your current accommodation, or look for something to suit your needs as they change over the coming years.
In a year that has seen so many unexpected events take place it is top of mind for most Australians now more than ever that life does not always go the way we plan, but having a plan in place if things do take an unexpected turn can mean that our health, lifestyle and family are better protected.
Global shares rose 4% and 3.2% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. The rotation to stocks benefitting from a strong economic recovery faltered in April. Strong profit results for major US tech companies such as Google saw growth
Aged care is a complex and emotive topic and many people don’t think about their aged care needs until the time to do something is upon them – at which point the options can be limiting.
Vaccination rollouts en masse - Global Shares and emerging Markets
Have you made a big financial mistake in the past? One that cost you a lot of time and money to fix?
Global shares rose 3.4% and fell 0.5% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
With the increased activity online – be it due to working from home, home schooling, or simply because we have found a great availability of engaging and interesting content and streaming services, we are online a lot more and need to consider if we are adhering to safe cyber practices at home.
Global shares rose 7.7% and 12.2% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were led on the upside by European equities with the German market up 15% and the French rising 20.1%...
Welcome to the last edition for 2020. It has been a challenging year with the bushfires, drought and COVID-19 pandemic.
Global shares fell -3.2% and -1.1% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were led on the downside by both US and European equities with the German market down over -9.4%.
Having an appropriate financial plan in place covers more than just investments and insurance. The same goes for a financial adviser – there are some you will just click with, who
Global shares fell 2.9% and 0.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were led on the downside by the US market with Tech stocks struggling as the techheavy Nasdaq Index fell by -5.2% in USD terms.
Federal Budget Summary, The 2020 Budget is all about jobs, jobs and spending to make more jobs.
The increasing cost of goods and services is a reality most Australians have to deal with. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that living expenses for employee households were up by 1.1% from March 2020, compared to March 20191. This may not seem like a lot, but if living expenses go up and wages stay stagnant, it makes an impact of your overall household income and expenses ratio.
Global shares rose 6.2% and 3.5% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities continue to be led by the US market with Tech stocks the leaders as the tech-heavy Nasdaq Index rose by 9.6% in USD terms.
Working in retirement can be enjoyable, If you are not ready to take your foot completely off the brake as your working career slows down, you may find a happy medium and foster a healthy routine by working in retirement.
Research shows that parents’ actions affect their children’s behaviour and the effects can last into adulthood.1 This puts the onus on parents to help their children develop the skills and behaviours to make smart financial decisions – from learning about the importance of saving to the power of compounding interest.
Global shares rose 3.3% and 0.6% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively
If you are worried about the rising cost of living expenses and are not seeing any wage increases, then it’s time to get organised with your finances, set a realistic budget, work out what you can do without and where you can invest to save.
Global shares rose 2.3% and fell -1.1% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
We hope that we can retire with enough life left in us to enjoy all the things that took a backseat during our working years. We want enough money to be comfortable and safe in the knowledge we won’t run out of money and have to go back to work, unless of course we want to.
Global shares rose 4.7% and 3.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
Are you a new technology pioneer, or a proud ‘technophobe’? Wherever you sit on the digital spectrum, the transformative power of technology is undeniable. What’s important is how you harness it.
Over the last 20 years, since 1999, the percentage of Australians age 65 years or over increased from 12.3% to 15.9%.
Investment results tend to vary more widely when you just consider the returns over a period of one year.
Global shares fell -13.4% and -8.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively
Global shares fell -8.5% and -4.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively
If you have retired and think the days of reviewing your financial plans are over, think again. Now is the time to review your entire plan in-line with your new lifestyle and pay particular attention to any insurance cover in place.
If you are in your 40s and feeling like your financial fitness could do with an overhaul, then make 2020 the year to do it!
Global shares were up 2.3% and were down -0.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
Global shares were up 3.2% and 4.7% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
Global shares were up 1.8% and 0.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.
Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: • Strategies for dealing with market volatility • Nominating your super beneficiary • Practical ways of taking control of your personal finances after divorce • Supersize your super • Sharing is caring
Protecting yourself from frivolous creditors and lawsuits is becoming an increasingly common concern. Here we outline some of the ways you can insulate your assets.
The rally from December resumed with most equity markets up for the month.
One of the world’s most admired investors, Warren Buffett, is famous for saying “Don't save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving.”
The rally from December faltered slightly with most equity markets down for the month.
A goals-based investment approach isn’t focused on ‘beating the market’. It’s about tailoring your investments to meet your personal goals.
The rally from December has continued into July with most equity markets up for the month.
Having an appropriate financial plan in place covers more than just investments and insurance. The same goes for a financial adviser – there are some you will just click with, who can help improve your financial future.