Blog posts

Who gets your super if you die?

25 Aug 2016

It’s something we don’t really like to talk about, but have you thought about who gets your super if you die? Super is different from other assets because the trustee of your super fund has control over who gets your super and any risk insurance payout - it doesn’t automatically flow to your estate.

Interest rate hits record low

25 Aug 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered the cash rate unexpectedly by 25 basis points during the quarter to 1.75 per cent and in early August further cut the rate to an historical low of 1.50 per cent.

Term deposit rates: An unexpected positive for savers

23 Aug 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut the official interest rate to a record low of 1.50%. Whilst such news would usually be greeted with dismay by savers, since many financial institutions would lower their deposit rates, the response from the banks regarding their term deposit (TD) rates was surprising

Second quarter 2016 commentary

26 Jul 2016

From the federal election to Brexit, a look at the second quarter of 2016.

The importance of travel insurance

30 Jun 2016

While cruising can be a fun and affordable holiday option, there may be costs you haven’t considered.

Understanding Listed Investment Companies

28 Jun 2016

Listed Investment Companies offer exposure to a professionally managed portfolio of securities.

News from Shadforth

26 May 2016

Stepping up for MS

How to cultivate a community

25 May 2016

Fresh produce, new friends and exercise in the great outdoors — a community garden ticks all the boxes.

Investment market review

24 May 2016

Quarter ended 31 March 2016.

A leap year can also cause your tax to leap

24 May 2016

Because it's a leap year, some may receive an extra pay period.

Is the Eurozone on the path to recovery?

24 May 2016

The economic recovery in the Eurozone has been progressing at a slower pace than initially expected.

Protect yourself and your family — more than just a Will

24 May 2016

If you have an accident or fall ill, you may need someone to make decisions on your behalf.