Most of us don’t like to admit it, but many of us have been there. You know, madly blowing all our cash while secretly hoping that the right bloke will appear and save us. Where old-school fairy tale princesses were … read more
Australia’s perception of a comfortable lifestyle has shifted significantly upwards in recent decades, according to new research from MLC called the ‘Australia Today’ report. For most, this new comfortable living comes at a high cost. Almost half of all Australians … read more
As humans, we’re instinctively attuned to follow the mindset of the crowd. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that prevailing wisdom dictated that the world was the centre of the universe. While we all know that to be eminently … read more
While school teaches children many valuable lessons, it’s becoming apparent that not nearly enough time is dedicated to teaching our kids about money. Think about the last time you heard a child come home from school saying “today I learnt … read more
They are a boon for those with mortgages but not entirely good news for everyone.
Interest rates are now at record lows in Australia. The most recent rate cut announced by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) was made on … read more
We’ve all heard the terms “estate plan”, “will” and “trust”, however not everyone understands what they mean. Estate planning is the process of putting in place structures to ensure that the wealth you have accumulated over your lifetime is transferred … read more
As you get closer to retirement, you may be faced with a choice: whether you can afford a modest or comfortable retirement. But what is a comfortable retirement, and are you likely to be able to afford one?
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Australia already has record-low interest rates – but in a recent speech, Governor Glenn Stevens noted that there is still scope for further rate cuts. So could rates fall further? And why have they stayed so low for so long? … read more
Divorce is not only emotionally distressing, it can also be financially devastating if not managed carefully. Here are some essential facts to help you navigate the complexities of a divorce settlement and get your retirement savings back on track.
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Being 30 today is very different from what it may have looked like for our parents. While many baby boomers were married with children by the 25, people today are settling down later, taking time in their 20’s to establish … read more