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]

RBA still not ‘ruling anything in or out’ on next move

19 June

Interest rates have been left on hold by the Reserve Bank which is keeping its options open on future moves, with neither a cut nor a hike ruled out. The central bank has again left its target cash rate at 4.35 per cent, where it has sat since...[Read More]

‘A few little alerts’ ringing for the RBA on inflation

19 June

Persistent price pressures, stronger household spending and sluggish productivity performance are some of the risk factors worrying Australia’s central bank in the challenging final mile on inflation. As universally expected, the Reserve Bank of...[Read More]

Cash can’t crash: why physical money is here to stay

19 June

It’s said money talks, but the conversation about a cashless society has grown ‘coinvoluted’. From credit and debit cards, to digital wallets on mobile phones – the ways Australians now choose to pay has sparked questions about whether cash...[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]

Chalmers eyes soft landing amid budget criticism

19 June

Inflation back within target, an economy that’s still growing and an unemployment rate “with a four in front of it” is the soft landing the federal treasurer is targeting. Jim Chalmers remains cautiously confident the Australian economy can...[Read More]

Sinking ad numbers signal tougher times for job seekers

19 June

Job hunters still have more choice of open roles compared with pre-pandemic levels, even as the average number of ads each week continues to fall. Since the end of 2023, job ad volumes have tumbled 8.2 per cent, reflecting a labour market gradually...[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]

Boomers won’t give up retirement dreams for kids

13 June

Boomers can see younger Australians are struggling financially and want to help where they can, but they are not willing to do so at the expense of their retirement lifestyle, new research shows. Four in five Australians over 65 think their children...[Read More]

Optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future with your Financial Adviser

13 June

Navigating the complex financial landscape is challenging. However, with the right Financial Adviser, you can optimise your investments and ensure a secure financial future. By understanding how clients often perceive missteps in their...[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]

Captain Chalmers lines up soft landing on narrow runway

12 June

Global headwinds will continue to buffet Australia’s economy as Treasurer Jim Chalmers sets a course for a final approach towards low inflation. Dr Chalmers is confident Australia remains on track for “a soft landing on a narrow runway”,...[Read More]

Universal childcare would be ‘national asset’, PM says

12 June

Australia already has universal schooling, Medicare and superannuation and the prime minister believes childcare should be treated the same way. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development plan to fix the...[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]