Investing in different asset classes such as equities, commodities, and fixed-income assets is a great way to accumulate wealth, but it is important to have a sound investment strategy in place. This article covers five warning signs that you may be gambling instead of...


The Superannuation Co-contribution Scheme started in 2003/04 to encourage us to make personal contributions to superannuation. It was targeted at low to middle income earners and has been improved progressively since then.

Over 405,000 Australians claimed almost $130 mi...


Since precautionary measures were heightened to slow the spread of COVID-19, almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia lost 7.5 per cent of its jobs between 14 March and 18 April. If you're one of the...


The first quarter of 2020 will forever be remembered for delivering one of the greatest health and economic shocks of all time. The economic damage was an inevitable consequence of governments worldwide taking unprecedented action to curb the spread of the novel corona...


Still reeling from the Black Summer bushfire crisis, followed by flooding in some areas, Australians are facing yet another challenge. We are starting to see the Covid-19 outbreak impacting our psyche, and as we follow the news reports of the outbreak while trying to f...


Or perhaps you’re currently employed, with plans to take time off in the next year, maybe for parental or carer’s leave, travel, study or even change to part time work?

If this sounds like you, please read on. There are some significant changes to income protection insu...


As New Year resolution time rolls around spare a thought for your business, because every business can benefit from a few resolutions of its own. Here are a few ideas that any business can build some New Year resolutions around.

Make sure you have an up to date business...


The dawn of a new year sees many people setting new year’s resolutions such as losing some weight or giving up smoking.

Similarly, the beginning of a new year is the ideal time for setting financial goals, and here are four practical ways you can kick your year off to a...


Ever dreamed of a white Christmas? While there’s something so very Australian about a sweltering southern-hemisphere celebration, the lure of snow and mulled wine is something else again.

Imagine the scene: horse-drawn sleigh, pink-cheeked children, fir trees and snow –...


The run-up to Christmas is usually a hectic time. Aside from the shopping and Christmas parties, there are deadlines to meet, loose ends to tie up and, for many farmers, the last of the crop to harvest.

Once the big day is over many of us are able to slip into a more re...

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