The ‘sandwich generation’ is a term used to describe people typically in their 40s and 50s who are caught between the demands of caring for ageing parents as well as their own dependent children. The term was originally coined for … read more
Overseas holidays, new cars and having the latest technology aren’t considered luxuries anymore, but are standard lifestyle expectations of the new ‘average’ Australian, according to research by MLC.
It’s all about what we define as average, and it’s not so … read more
With interest rates at record lows and little chance of a change in sight, creating a reliable income in retirement can be challenging.
With the cash rate at just 2% since June 2015, Australian interest rates are lower than ever … read more
Property is a brilliant asset to have. Unlike other classes, it doesn’t just build wealth – it puts a shelter over your or your tenant’s head. Investing in bricks and mortar is an incredibly popular choice, whether you’re a first … read more
Even if you’re nearing retirement age you might not be looking to leave the workforce just yet. Maybe you want to save more money or perhaps you enjoy the interaction and mental stimulation.
Whatever the reason, a transition to retirement … read more
UK referendum: ‘Leave’ wins the day – what next?
The process to ‘Leave’ the EU is likely to take at least two years, once the UK Parliament invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (the Treaty of the European Union). … read more
The United Kingdom Votes
Leave Campaign wins the Referendum
The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a shock decision that has sent global markets plummeting. It has been over 40 years since the UK … read more
In your quest to find the right home loan, you might have encountered the term “interest-only loan”, and wondered what it meant. To help you make an informed decision, here’s a quick rundown on what they are, what benefits they … read more
Should I fix or should I vary? That’s often the question for many a home loan applicant. Knowing the difference – and the unique pros and cons – of each type of interest rate is critical to making the right … read more
When we think about what our lives may be like once we finally leave the workforce and retire, we tend to imagine a comfortable lifestyle with time spent on hobbies, travel and other leisure activities. However the reality for many … read more