A beginner's guide to investing in shares for the first time

The concern about the economic impacts of the coronavirus is a classic example of how fear and uncertainty can create share price volatility (prices moving up and down a lot). As hard as it may seem to buy shares into market sell offs, this…

Unlocking financial secrets for different phases of life

One of the keys to financial success is to adopt the right strategy at the right time. As you move through the stages of life here are some tried and tested ‘secrets’ that will help you build and protect your wealth. Teens and young adults Time…

When was your last financial review?

The months seem to fly past in a blink of an eye and although it feels like we were celebrating Christmas just a few months ago, it’s looming on the horizon again – another year gone! Almost every year we see changes to our superannuation…
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The property versus shares debate

In times of boom and bust, it’s hard to have a rational discussion about different assets. Opinions tend to move to the extremes. We hear statements such as “shares are too risky but you can’t lose with property” or “the property…
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Six tips to get ahead in the new financial year

The start of a new financial year might not set your cork popping like New Year’s does. But the financial resolutions you make with a clear head in July are far more likely to create a champagne future. So let’s #GetMoving with some smart…
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A different “End of Financial Year Sale”

As June 30 fast approaches, there is still time to consider the strategies available to you this financial year to build your wealth, some of which are discussed below. Paying interest in advance Borrowing to invest is a tax-effective…
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Laws on bankruptcy changed temporarily to help cope with COVID-19

The government has temporarily changed bankruptcy law to help protect people who are facing unmanageable debt as a result of the economic impacts of COVID-19. If you are in financial difficulty, application can be made for temporary debt protection,…
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Bushfires 2019–20

Devastating bushfires have impacted large parts of Australia since late 2019. If you live in one of the identified impacted postcodes, and don't want to think about tax, we've automatically deferred any lodgments or payments you…
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6 tips for investing in property

We are often asked if it is a good time to invest in residential property. Quite simply there is no yes or no answer to this question. The real question you need to ask yourself is, “is this the right time to invest in property for me?” There…