Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Understanding the five key areas of personal finances

8 February

When it comes to managing your money, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the five key areas of personal finance: income, spending, saving, investing, and protection. Mastering these elements can be the difference between...[Read More]

Australians to have their say on supermarket prices

7 February

Angry shoppers will have a chance to have their say on supermarket prices and the impact it has on their household budgets as part of a new inquiry. Consultations for an independent review of the food and grocery conduct code begin on Monday. The...[Read More]

What is your “big picture” ?

1 February

Even as children, people create this big picture in their minds — a reflection of how they envision their life to be. Whether your big picture is similar to what’s called the Australian Dream (home ownership as the key to a better life) or...[Read More]

The difference between shares and bananas

25 January

In the world of investing, stocks and bonds often take centre stage. They represent two of the most common types of investments, each offering unique benefits and risks. As an investor, understanding stocks vs. bonds is key to building a diversified...[Read More]

Saving for rainy days even on a tight budget

18 January

When you have a tight budget, it may seem impossible to save money. And with rising inflation, it’s not difficult to understand why the personal savings rate in Australia decreased last year. However, conserving money while you’re short on cash...[Read More]

To have a secure future, you need to be financially responsible

18 January

Financial responsibility refers to the practice of handling money and other assets in a way that is in your (as the owner of the assets) or your family’s best interest. Being financially responsible entails a certain level of proficiency in...[Read More]

Tips to grow your superannuation

11 January

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]

Top 5 things to do as you plan for the year ahead

4 January

People typically associate the new year with hope — a time for fulfilling plans, whether those are financial, personal or professional. The past year is finally over and you can now look forward to what the new year has in store. While it’s also...[Read More]

Protect what you have

4 January

People strive hard to accomplish a variety of goals during their lifetime, although there’s nothing more significant than being able to spend quality time in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Indeed, investing in relationships gives...[Read More]

Achieving Your New Year Goals: A Realistic Approach

28 December

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honoured tradition where people aim to make positive changes in their lives as the calendar flips to January 1st. While setting goals is easy, the real challenge lies in sticking to them throughout the year....[Read More]

Top 5 financial New Year’s resolutions to achieve in the new year

28 December

The new year is a perfect time to reflect on your achievements from the ending year and to plan for the new year. While you can also make resolutions for other aspects of life, financial success should be at the top of your list. Check if you...[Read More]

Preparing for retirement in today’s world

14 December

To prepare for retirement, there’s forced savings in the form of social security, such as superannuation. Other options to arrange for a secure financial future are savings in the bank, investments and insurance.   These days, preparing for...[Read More]

Refinancing your mortgage, should you go fixed or variable?

14 December

A mortgage refinance entails taking out a new loan to replace the old one. Refinancing a mortgage is often done by homeowners in order to obtain more advantageous or favourable interest rates or other loan features that can result in cost savings....[Read More]