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HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you’re serious about achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself, creating a plan is the way to go. Of course, making a plan is easy when you’re talking about losing weight or exercising more (the world’s most popular choices for NY Resolutions every year), but achieving [...]

By |2019-06-18T16:25:41+10:00February 7th, 2019|Financial Planning and Advice, Goal Setting, Money and Wealth, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOW TO: ACHIEVE YOUR PROPERTY GOALS IN 2019

SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

Did your Christmas spending get out of hand this year? You are not alone! According to a recent news report, our 2018 Christmas spending binge is expected to leave us with a $29.7 billion credit card debt – that’s equivalent to $1,863 per credit card! The good news is that mortgage and finance brokers don’t [...]

By |2019-01-31T11:41:13+10:00January 31st, 2019|Debt Management, Debt Management, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on SMART WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR CHRISTMAS DEBTS

HOME DEPOSIT OR WEDDING?

HOME OR WEDDING? WHAT COMES FIRST? 2018 is going to be a big year for love and marriage in Australia – if you’ve found the one, congratulations! But what’s next – a home or a wedding? It’s a common scenario facing many couples – do you prioritise the wedding over the home, buy [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:28:25+10:00February 22nd, 2018|Financial Planning and Advice, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on HOME DEPOSIT OR WEDDING?

BEATING THE URGE TO SPLURGE

Christmas is just over the horizon and decorations are already starting to appear at the local shops. It’s a time of year where it’s almost common practice to splurge! Marketers are all working hard to encourage you to buy, buy, buy and you may have already picked up a few things for yourself [...]

By |2018-03-07T12:47:39+10:00November 30th, 2017|Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth, Savings Tips, Tips & Guides|Comments Off on BEATING THE URGE TO SPLURGE

MORTGAGE BROKERS: WHY WE’RE MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

Whether you are buying your first home, your next home, refinancing, investing, purchasing assets or commercial property, entering the property market is exciting. However, it can also be daunting, with so many elements at play and your life savings on the line. Now more than ever, borrowers are relying on the professional expertise [...]

By |2018-03-01T17:22:17+10:00March 3rd, 2017|Financial Planning and Advice, Loans and Mortgages|Comments Off on MORTGAGE BROKERS: WHY WE’RE MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FINANCES

With another Christmas celebrated and already showing up on our waistlines, a common topic of conversation for many of us in January is our New Year resolutions. Whether it’s a pledge to give up smoking, get to the gym more often, or start (yet another) healthy eating regime, New Year resolutions usually have [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:18:14+10:00January 27th, 2017|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FINANCES

DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR LIFE

Gambling in Australia is a multibillion-dollar industry. And while we are in the midst of spring racing season – it is more evident than ever. Let’s imagine if the money that is being gambled away was saved instead for the purposes of retirement. We spend over $18 billion dollars per annum on all forms of gambling. Read [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:24:49+10:00November 16th, 2016|Finance Control, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth, Retirement, Retirement and Estate Planning|Comments Off on DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR LIFE

AFA PRESIDENT: DIRECT LIFE INSURANCE NO MATCH FOR ADVISED

AFA national president Marc Bineham has criticised direct life insurance channels, saying they have “inherent weaknesses” compared to advised policies. Mr Bineham says outcomes from direct and group life insurance “do not measure up when compared with consumer outcomes from life insurance cover arranged by a professional financial adviser”. Image Source: ifa.com.au [...]

By |2018-03-06T14:36:12+10:00November 7th, 2016|Financial Planning and Advice, Insurance, Life Insurance|Comments Off on AFA PRESIDENT: DIRECT LIFE INSURANCE NO MATCH FOR ADVISED

DO A LITTLE HOMEWORK

So you've found a new financial adviser. It's the morning of the first meeting with your new financial adviser. How do you want it to go? You might want to start listing questions - about the adviser, about the process, about your situation, about lots of things. But to ensure you get [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:27:49+10:00February 29th, 2016|Financial Planning and Advice|Comments Off on DO A LITTLE HOMEWORK

IN YOUR 70s

HAPPY DAYS You're living the high life. No kids, no work, lots of money! How could things get any better? You've been in retirement for a little while now - and it's not all it's cracked up to be. There's not much going on. If you don't go on holiday once a [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:07:50+10:00February 12th, 2016|Finance Tips, Financial Planning and Advice, Money and Wealth|Comments Off on IN YOUR 70s