Learning From Bananas: Insights Into Stocks and Bonds as Investments

29 June

In the world of investing, stocks and bonds often take centre stage. They represent two of the most common types of investments, each offering unique benefits and risks. As an investor, understanding stocks vs. bonds is key to building a diversified...[Read More]

What is Ethical Investing, how do you do it?

22 June

Investing is typically perceived as a wealthy-only pastime with no regard for the environment or social issues. However, that is not always the case, and the old mindset of making money for its own sake doesn’t need to stay. People have become...[Read More]

Steps to Building an Emergency Fund and Why You Need One

15 June

Life is unpredictable, and financial surprises can arise when you least expect them. This is where an emergency fund comes in. This financial safety net is designed to cover unexpected expenses, like car repairs or medical bills, or provide support...[Read More]

Increase property value with these 5 priority renovations

15 June

If you’re investing in real estate for resale, you need to know what types of renovations to prioritise. This can help your property create some buzz in the market, with a price you can easily justify to serious buyers. Struggling with what...[Read More]

The most common financial mistakes

20 April

It’s easy to make mistakes with money, especially if you’re unaware of how dire the consequences of your actions could be. Here, we’ll look at some of the most common financial mistakes people commit that frequently result in severe financial...[Read More]

The Evolving Concept of Wealth in Contemporary Australia

13 April

Back in the 1960s, owning a home was synonymous with being wealthy because of the prevailing socio-economic context, including high homeownership rates, early marriage and family formation, shorter life expectancy, and memories of the Great...[Read More]

5 Key considerations when investing in commercial property

6 April

Unlike buying residential real estate, investing in commercial property is generally viewed as the territory of more seasoned, wealthy investors. However, as long as you’re willing to learn and put in the work, there’s no reason you can’t...[Read More]

The multifaceted roles of Financial Advisers today

30 March

Most people view financial advisers as investment managers whose job is primarily to select investments and ensure their clients get a certain level of returns. However, the role of a financial adviser goes far beyond this conventional notion. These...[Read More]

How changes in interest rates affect retirees and first-home buyers

30 March

Interest rates in Australia have a significant impact on the economy, with effects felt by a range of individuals, including retirees and first-home buyers. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) sets these rates, with changes influenced by a range of...[Read More]

The Lipstick and Beer index

9 March

Traditional indicators such as GDP, unemployment rates, and inflation indicators are used to measure the health and performance of an economy. These are commonly used by economists and policymakers in gauging a country’s economic growth and...[Read More]

Achieving Your Big Picture With Your Finances

2 March

Even as children, people create this big picture in their minds — a reflection of how they envision their life to be. Whether your big picture is similar to what’s called the Australian Dream (home ownership as the key to a better life) or...[Read More]

Achieving a feeling of pride in retirement

2 February

Are you the employee who eagerly waits for retirement day or one who fears it because they are not prepared? While there is no blueprint for a happy retirement, some actions can help increase the chances of having an enjoyable life after...[Read More]