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Common Sense Investing & Sustainability

Common Sense Investing & Sustainability

As citizens, individuals can express their political preferences around sustainability through the ballot box. As investors, they also can express their preferences through participation in global capital markets.

Reimagining cities for the urban billions

Reimagining cities for the urban billions

Urbanisation is one of the key social and economic trends of the 21st century. By 2050 more than 66 per cent of the world's population is expected to live in cities, an increase from 54 per cent currently.  So how do we prepare for this future and create cities that are multi-faceted, sustainable and desirable places for people to live?

Your No 1 Financial Focus, Decade By Decade...

Your No 1 Financial Focus, Decade By Decade...

Everyone has a different life journey they’re on. But getting on top of key financial goals as you follow your own path could see you enjoying a more comfortable lifestyle and being ready for the next chapter to begin. Read our guide to getting all your money matters sorted out, one decade at a time…

5 issues to consider before tying the knot...

5 issues to consider before tying the knot...

Before your big day, much of the financial talk may have been around budgeting for your wedding and planning your honeymoon. But while not nearly as exciting, there’s another vital part of your new partnership that should be considered: your future finances.

Finances can be one of the biggest sources of stress and tension in a marriage. However, open communication and careful planning now can help you avoid many problems down the road.

Here are five important areas to examine before you walk down the aisle:

Investing: Cautious optimism better for your health...

Investing: Cautious optimism better for your health...

At the start of last year, with global and Australian shares down around 20% from their April/May 2015 highs, the big worry was that the global economy was going back into recession and that there will be another Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Now, with share markets having had a strong run higher, it seems to have been replaced by worries that a crash is around the corner and this will give us the global recession and new GFC that we missed last year!

Ethical Green Investing

Ethical Green Investing

Growing interest in the impact of fossil fuels on the global climate often sparks questions from people about whether they can integrate their values around sustainability with their investment goals and, if so, how...

Insurance: Income Protection - Stay Ready

Insurance: Income Protection - Stay Ready

'Income Protection' - in the world of investing and financial planning, this is never a thrilling topic of conversation. I don't know how many times I've seen client's eyes begin to glaze over whenever I've broached the subject of income protection, or life insurance for that matter.

5 MONEY MINDSETS HOLDING YOU BACK

5 MONEY MINDSETS HOLDING YOU BACK

What’s holding you back from taking control of your financial future? Discover the five mind tricks that can stop you from achieving financial success and what you can do to avoid them.

MORE GREAT INVESTMENT CHARTS

MORE GREAT INVESTMENT CHARTS

As Warren Buffett once said: “There seems to be a perverse human characteristic that makes easy things difficult.” This has particularly been the case with investing where complexity has multiplied with new products, new ways to access various investments, tax changes and new regulations, all with social media adding to the noise. But it’s really quite simple and this can be demonstrated in charts...