As the new financial year gets underway, there are some big changes to superannuation that could add up to a welcome lift in your retirement savings. Some, like the rise in the Superannuation Guarantee (SG), will happen automatically so you won’t need to lift a finger. Others, like higher contribution caps, may require some planning […]

Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian and global markets over the past month.  Our March update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced recession of 2020.   Please get in touch if you’d like […]

Your financial well-being and plans for the future can be impacted by various economic events. Below is a video to assist you to stay up to date with the latest indicators.  The economic news out of the US and in Australia was mostly positive in October. But that didn’t stop a global sharemarket correction. We […]

Investors started 2018 full of hope, with the global economy and financial markets in good shape. But by year’s end they were uncertain and a little anxious about what lay ahead. Markets responded with last minute falls across all asset classes.  The issues that weighed heavily were the unresolved trade dispute between the US and […]

Things are looking up for first home buyers for the first time in years as house price growth begins to slow across the country. While prices have been on the slide for some areas in the West and the North since the end of the mining boom, the housing market in Sydney and Melbourne also […]

Housing affordability continues to be a major concern in Australia and not just for would-be first home buyers. It also affects pre-retirees forced to work longer to repay bigger mortgages and older Australians unable to downsize from large family homes due to a lack of affordable options.  The latest 2016 Census revealed a gradual decline […]