Have you tried dollar cost averaging as an investment strategy?

February 9, 2023

Investing can be a challenging exercise, although the principle behind it is deceptively simple: buy when prices are low. However, this is easier said than done. Even seasoned investors who attempt to time the market to buy at the most advantageous...[Read More]

RBA decision risks higher cash rate peak

October 5, 2022

The surprise slowdown in the pace of rate rises risks dragging out the rate hiking cycle and forcing the central bank to go even higher than expected to dampen demand. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s 0.25 percentage point lift is the sixth...[Read More]

3 tips to grow your superannuation

September 29, 2022

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]

Super for nest eggs not ‘pet projects’

August 24, 2022

The federal opposition has accused the Labor government of trying to funnel superannuation into “pet projects”, and called for the health of Australian nest eggs to remain the top priority. Treasurer Jim Chalmers wants super funds to...[Read More]

Aussie science boasts e-nose for top shelf rare and collectible whiskies

April 20, 2022

Scotch or Irish? Single malt or blended? While rare whisky enthusiasts may be able to distinguish the good stuff from run-of-the-mill by smell, most tipplers rely on the label, black or otherwise. Whisky is one of the most popular alcoholic...[Read More]

Here’s why you need to consolidate your super in 2022

December 30, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   New super rules introduced November 2021 mean employees are now ‘stapled’ to their existing superannuation fund, unless they choose otherwise. That’s why it’s more important...[Read More]

Get retirement ready, no matter your age

December 15, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   Whether you’ve just started out in the workforce, or you’re getting ready to call it a day, it’s always a good time to start planning for life after work. Here’s our decade...[Read More]

Central bank digital currency ‘hotting up’

November 24, 2021

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   Momentum on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is building but everyday Australians are unlikely to see a “kanga coin” just yet. “Enough countries will go down that route and...[Read More]

How investment income is taxed

November 10, 2021

Moneysmart (ASIC)   You need to include investment income in your tax return. This includes what you earn in: interest dividends rent managed funds distributions capital gains from property, shares and cryptocurrencies You pay tax on...[Read More]

6 questions to ask a Financial Adviser

November 4, 2021

Clarity (OnePath)   Take control of choosing your life insurance Before you get life insurance, talk through these 6 questions with your financial adviser. That way you’ll have a clear picture of what you’re buying. 1....[Read More]

RBA to stay patient before cash rate hike

November 3, 2021

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   The Reserve Bank of Australia has left the cash rate at 0.1 per cent after its monthly board meeting, and has indicated a rate hike is still some time...[Read More]