“Building bridges, not walls: 10 strategies for deepening your bond with teenage and young adult children”

11 April

Fostering meaningful relationships with teenage and young adult children before they embark on their independent lives is crucial for parents.    This phase of life is marked by rapid developmental changes, making it a critical time for parents to...[Read More]

Reasons why early estate planning is crucial

11 April

Estate planning is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning. For many Australians, it is seen as something to be dealt with later in life, if at all.   However, estate planning should begin as early as possible to ensure a...[Read More]

Empowering women through financial literacy: Taking control of your wealth and future

11 April

Navigating the complexities of personal finance is essential for anyone looking to secure their financial future, make sound investment choices, manage debt effectively, and plan for eventualities.    This is particularly crucial in the context of...[Read More]

Caravan lifestyle in Australia

11 April

A rising number of Australians are searching for alternative life experiences that provide them with a sense of independence from city life and a connection to nature.   Caravan living can be for you if you’re looking for new experiences or wish...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Seven things you need to know about the Australian property market

10 April

Key points – The Australian housing market remains far more complicated than optimists and doomsters portray it to be. – Australian housing is expensive and highly indebted; but it’s very diverse; mortgage arrears remain low; interest rates...[Read More]

Six-hour exercise window linked to better health

10 April

There’s mounting evidence exercising for short bouts during the evening is linked to better health. A University of Sydney study has found obese people who exercise between 6pm and midnight have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease...[Read More]

Hefty fines, tougher code could cut grocery prices: PM

10 April

Supermarkets could be slapped with millions in fines under a mandatory code of conduct in a move the prime minister believes will reduce prices at the checkout. An interim review of the voluntary Food and Grocery Code, which governs how supermarkets...[Read More]

Building costs ease as demand for construction slows

10 April

Builders and tradies have been battling fast-rising prices for materials and labour but data suggests price growth is slowing. The slowdown in new construction, with dwelling approvals trending below average, has helped dampen growth in costs,...[Read More]

Australia forecast to become a carbon credit factory

10 April

Australia is at a “critical stage” in how it achieves net-zero carbon emissions as the federal government prepares to set a tougher 2035 target. A carbon market industry report released on Wednesday forecasts Australia will become one of the...[Read More]

Jobs bright spot for consumers as economy teeters

10 April

Consumers remain upbeat about their jobs prospects even as the weakening economy is prompting households to tighten belts. The latest round of consumer surveys from Westpac and Melbourne Institute recorded a deeper dive into pessimism in April...[Read More]

Tradie shortage for bid to build 1.2m homes

10 April

Australia is forecast to fall well short of a landmark national goal to build 1.2 million homes in five years. Building and construction industry forecasts released on Tuesday estimated about 1.09 million new homes would be started in five years...[Read More]

Welfare payments not covering basic essentials

10 April

Australians on welfare are struggling to survive one of the toughest cost of living crises in decades as payments fail to cover necessities, a new report shows. Research by Anglicare Australia shows households with the lowest incomes are bearing the...[Read More]

Parts of Great Barrier Reef insulated from bleaching

10 April

Mass bleaching could impact deeper parts of the Great Barrier Reef if rising temperatures are not curbed, scientists say. The reef is experiencing its fifth mass bleaching event in eight years, due to heat stress. University of Queensland and...[Read More]

Harmonising Guidance and Friendship: The Art of Parenting with Heart

4 April

Navigating the dual roles of being a parent and a friend to your children presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. This delicate balance requires careful consideration of boundaries, communication, and emotional intelligence.    The...[Read More]

From Distant Concern to Valued Asset: The Adult’s Guide to Embracing Superannuation

4 April

Being young comes with a whirlwind of experiences and financial priorities, often pushing thoughts about retirement and superannuation to the back burner.    Initially, for many young individuals, superannuation feels like a distant concern,...[Read More]