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Watch out for tax scams

June 20, 2017

Tax time is approaching and that means a juicy refund may be just around the corner. It’s a busy time for scammers too, and last year alone 48,000 Australians fell prey to tax scams between July and October.  Already this year, the Tax Office has registered over 17,067 scam reports with victims collectively losing $1.5 […]

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What’s your debt age?

June 14, 2017

The types of debt we have largely depends on our age and stage in life. For most of us, having debt in some form or another is an inescapable fact of life. And despite its reputation, debt is not necessarily a dirty word. If managed well, it can be a powerful tool to build wealth, […]

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What financial records do I need to keep?

May 31, 2017

Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of paper? Tame the paperwork today and reap the rewards tomorrow. Life can be complicated enough without all the administrative paperwork that often accompanies it. This is particularly true when it comes to your personal finances. If stacks of old bank statements, utility bills, receipts, insurance and […]

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Why goals succeed where resolutions fail

May 24, 2017

As we approach the halfway point of the year, school, work and daily routines will be ruling your week once again. And if you made any resolutions over the holiday season, chances are you have probably slipped back into your old ways. Don’t worry. Researchi has proven resolutions rarely work. Mainly because resolutions tend to expect […]

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A modern-day myth exposed: multi-tasking

May 17, 2017

If you have little faith in your ability to do more than one thing at a time, science reveals you’re onto something. Cognitive behavioural researchers shine a light on our inability to multi-task. We simply cannot perform multiple tasks with the same level of skill as when performing one task at a time.i The old […]

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2017-2018 Federal Budget update

May 11, 2017

It’s been over 24hrs, so the dust has started to settle on Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second Federal Budget. Here’s a roundup of some of the key proposals put forward, and a look at how they might affect your financial goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, building a career and family, or […]

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Can refinancing my home loan save me money?

May 10, 2017

By replacing your existing loan with a new one, you could take advantage of a better deal. Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each year i to ensure the interest rates, fees and features continue to meet your needs. With interest rates also at an […]

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Five, four, three……your last chance to put more in super

April 26, 2017

There’s a small window left before new rules stop you from adding as much to super as you can right now. It’s crunch time. Time to get advice before super as we know it changes. From 1 July 2017, new laws will limit the amount that goes into super across the board. And that means […]

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Where’s the best place to put your money?

April 19, 2017

When it comes to deciding between super and your home loan there’s a lot to consider. If you’re paying off your home loan but you also understand the value in building up your super, you may find yourself trying to balance your present needs with those you’ll have in your future. So how can you […]

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Is your insurance overdue?

April 12, 2017

It’s no fun and games if your personal insurance policy lapses. You may face more challenges than being unable to claim when you need to. If you let your insurance lapse, you may be in for a surprise down the track. Because letting your cover lapse can mean more than no longer having your cover […]

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