Australian House Price Crash?

Australian House Price Crash?

A common narrative on the Australian housing market is that it’s in a giant speculative bubble propelled by tax breaks, low interest rates and “liar loans” that have led to massive mortgage stress and that it’s all about to go bust, bringing down the banks and the economy with it. Recent signs of price falls – notably in Sydney – have added interest to such a view...

The 7 Virtues of Process

The 7 Virtues of Process

Success as an investor starts with the key questions of why, what, where, when and how. Why are you investing? What are your priorities? Where is your destination? When do you hope to get there? But it's the 'how' that's often overlooked...

SHARING FINANCIAL WISDOM

SHARING FINANCIAL WISDOM

Money know-how can come from anyone, young or old. When it comes to financial wisdom, author and speaker Kylie Travers and actor and singer Charmaine Bingwa have taken their lead from the previous generation...

A Better Retirement

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. These are...

LIFE AFTER WORK

LIFE AFTER WORK

Superannuation stumbling blocks

What’s stopping you from saving for a retirement you can really look forward to? Take a look at these four common barriers to saving more super and make a plan for having all your goals and financial priorities in order...

5 FAMILY LAW MYTHS...

5 FAMILY LAW MYTHS...

Most people know someone who has been affected by a family breakup. It is usually a very stressful and emotional time where people are anxious about the separation, the property settlement and the emotional wellbeing and care arrangements for children. Unfortunately this is reflected in a great quantity of inaccurate statements, often regarded as fact by those in the community. 

Devin Sanghavi of Klimek & Wijay (Family Lawyers) highlights some common myths...

TOP 5 Financial Regrets

TOP 5 Financial Regrets

We all make bad decisions about money from time to time. But what if you could avoid future financial errors by learning what others have done and wish they hadn’t? In our Live the Dream survey we asked Aussies for their top financial regrets so you can learn from their mistakes...

US FED BEGINS TO TIGHTEN

US FED BEGINS TO TIGHTEN

The US Federal Reserve provided few surprises following its September meeting. While it left interest rates on hold, it confirmed that it will begin what it calls “balance sheet normalisation” next month and continued to signal its expectation that it will raise interest rates again in December and in the years ahead...

THE SEARCH FOR YIELD

THE SEARCH FOR YIELD

For some time now, the investment world has been characterised by a search for decent yield paying investments. This “search for yield” actually started last decade but was interrupted by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the Eurozone debt crisis before resuming again in earnest...

What is an index?

What is an index?

When people talk about the share market having gone up or down, what they are usually are referring to is an index. But what is an index and why is it important?