Time and Wealth: The Essential Connection

20 June

In our pursuit of wealth, we often find ourselves caught in the relentless cycle of earning, saving, and investing.  While accumulating wealth is undoubtedly a significant goal, it is essential to recognise that time, the finite resource we all...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights Not another Eurozone crisis! – The rise of the far right in Europe, the French election and implications for investors

19 June

Key points – The success of far-right political parties in EU parliamentary elections & the calling of an election in France have boosted uncertainty by risking a return to the Eurozone crises. – However, centrist parties still dominate in...[Read More]

Simple checks for super success

19 June

Complete these checks to help meet your super obligations. Meeting your super obligations as an employer is important, but we know there’s a lot you need to think about. To help streamline the process, complete these simple checks for...[Read More]

RBA keeps rates on hold for fifth meeting in a row – interest rates untouched at 4.35 per cent

18 June

The Reserve Bank of Australia has left interest rates untouched at 4.35 per cent for the fifth consecutive meeting and remains ‘vigilant’ to inflation risks. CANBERRA, AAP – Mortgage-holders have avoided another bump in their monthly...[Read More]

Escape the winter chill with these aussie caravan road trips

13 June

As winter sets in, the warmer climates of northern Australia become increasingly appealing. If you have some free time, a thirst for adventure, and a dislike for cold, wet weather, consider heading north. Pack your sunhat and shorts, organise the...[Read More]

Navigating the Complexities of Custody Disputes

13 June

The longstanding myth that fathers have slim chances of securing primary custody is being progressively dismantled.    Historically, mothers were often presumed to be the custodial parents. However, recent shifts in societal attitudes and legal...[Read More]

7 Countries Where You Can Afford to Retire by the Beach

6 June

Retiring to a serene place by the beach is a dream for many. The recent years of global upheaval have intensified the desire to escape the daily grind and resettle in an ideal location.    For many, life by the beach represents that ideal.   In...[Read More]

Easy Ways to Start (or Restart) a Fitness Regime in Your 60s

6 June

If you’re over 60, regular exercise is essential for maintaining health, energy, and independence. It reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.    However, starting or restarting a fitness regime...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian home prices were up again in May – but the tension between high rates and the chronic housing shortage remains

5 June

Key points – CoreLogic data showed national average home prices rose 0.8% in May, their strongest rise since last October. – The housing market remains remarkably resilient with the housing shortage and still solid jobs market providing...[Read More]

Realising Success: The Profound Fulfillment of Making a Difference in the World

30 May

The moment you realise you’ve made it in this world is a profound and multifaceted experience, encompassing more than just financial success.    It’s a deep sense of fulfilment, a culmination of your hard work, perseverance, and the impact...[Read More]

Top 10 tips for developing a business exit strategy: Business Succession and Estate Planning

30 May

Given all the hard work that building up a business takes, it can be hard to say goodbye – so it’s important to do it right.    Developing an exit strategy well in advance allows you to have control over your small business’s future while...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights The US presidential election – implications for investors and Australia

29 May

Key points – The run up to the 5th November US election could see increased share market volatility if Trump remains ahead and investors focus on the risks of a new trade war and a hit to the US labour force and to the Fed under Trump. –...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The next move in the RBA cash rate likely remains down later this year

22 May

Key points – While the near-term risks for the RBA cash rate are probably on the upside, the most likely scenario is that the RBA holds rates ahead of rate cuts starting later this year. – The March quarter US and Australian inflation scare is...[Read More]

Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

Oliver’s Insights – The economic impact of the 2024 Federal Budget

15 May

The 2024-25 Budget – another surplus, but bigger medium term deficits with more big spending, including on a “Future Made in Australia”   Key points   – The budget this year is expected to show a surplus of $9.3bn thanks to a...[Read More]