21 Jun 2019

Why should I care about lost super?

Did you know there is about 14.8 million Australians with a superannuation account, 40% of which hold more than one account? Some of that 40% make up the $18 billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed […]

17 Jun 2019

Here’s why you need income protection

Your ability to earn an income is usually one of your biggest assets, so why not protect it? A sudden illness or injury can keep you from working and leave you in financial difficulty. You may get help from a worker’s compensation payout or personal savings, but are they enough to […]

13 Jun 2019

Save through super for your first home

A new scheme may help you make your dream of owning a home come true. High property prices have made owning a home unattainable for many prospective first time buyers. But the First Home Super Saver scheme, passed by the Australian Government in December 2017, may help keep their dream of […]

07 Jun 2019

Four ways to teach children healthy money habits

Set a good example for your children with just a few simple changes. As a parent, you try to ensure your children have the skills to make smart financial decisions. For example, you tell them about the importance of saving or the power of compounding interest. But did you know that […]

29 May 2019

Saving for retirement: Hacks for parents with dependants

You can build your retirement savings while supporting your dependants. Providing for your dependent children doesn’t have to come at the expense of saving for retirement. There are ways you can build a sufficient nest egg while supporting your children. Saving for retirement Forced saving can be your ally in building […]

24 May 2019

Five ways to keep your business debt under control

Managing your business debt can help you steer clear of financial trouble. Piling up a lot of debt could leave your business in financial difficulty or, worse, bankrupt. Here are five ways that may help you manage debt and avoid a financial mess. 1.         Understand your business situation It’s important to […]

16 May 2019

Six ways to get the most out of a windfall

Received a large sum of money? By taking some practical steps, you can make sure your newfound wealth goes a long way. Research has shown that on average, people who receive an inheritance spend about half of it. So how can you make sure your windfall doesn’t just vanish but helps […]

09 May 2019

Take control of your retirement

Are you affected by the increase in the Age Pension’s qualifying age? Take steps now to avoid getting caught short on retirement income. The minimum age to qualify for the Age Pension has started going up. For those born on or after 1 July 1952, the qualifying age increases by six […]

02 May 2019

Five tips for looking after your large household’s finances

Take the pain out of managing your family’s finances. Taking care of household finances can be taxing, especially if you have a big family. But with proper planning and budgeting, there’s no need to stress. Here are some tips to help you effectively manage your household finances. 1.      Examine your finances […]

26 Apr 2019

Cashflow: Keeping top tips top of mind

We all like a good cost saving tip, even if it is something we already know, it never hurts to revisit some top tips and take a look at our current situation to see if there are savings to be made. Any little savings we make throughout the year can be […]