Blog posts

Part 2: How to get on top of your repayments?

08 Mar 2013

In the second part of my blog series on bill paying I discuss how you can get on top of your repayments.

How do Australian shares work?

07 Mar 2013

Buying a share in a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) means that you are a part owner in that company.

Part 1: Pay your bills on time

06 Mar 2013

One of the most common issues I come across with my clients is the issue of bills and cash flow. That is, simply having enough money to pay them and paying them on time.

Are you still financially focussed?

05 Mar 2013

We're now into March and 2013 is in full swing. Are you one of those people who set financial goals at the start of the year, but then forget to refocus during the year?

The tricks of the trade

22 Feb 2013

We all know that we cannot always believe what we read, yet what else do we have? In the investment world this conundrum is an advertising manager's dream.

The myth of the average return?

11 Feb 2013

In the media the term "average return" is frequently used to describe in theory what the average investor received on their investments for the specified period. The return on any investment, in very simple terms, is determined where you invest your money.

Your superannuation asset allocation

11 Feb 2013

The asset allocation of a portfolio simply refers to where and how much you have invested in each asset class (for example cash, fixed interest, property, Australian shares and international investments).

Shadforth supporting Youth Focus

08 Feb 2013

​At Shadforth Financial Group we believe in a healthy well-being for our staff and if we can couple that with raising money for a good cause that's even better!

Two mistakes to avoid before you retire

07 Feb 2013

How far off is your retirement? If you have five, ten or even better 20 years to go, you can avoid the first mistake – which is not planning early enough.

Is cash really king?

04 Feb 2013

We often hear the phrase "cash is king". This phrase will have different meanings to each of us – particularly small business owners, someone saving for a home deposit, investors and self-funded retirees. However, I actually believe "cash flow is king"!!

Insurance tips

29 Jan 2013

As we have previously discussed, protecting your assets and income from an unexpected event is essential. The older you are, the more important this becomes, as there is less time to make up for any unexpected losses.

Bringing it all together

23 Jan 2013

Wouldn't it be great to ensure that your legal, taxation and financial affairs are all in sync? Wouldn't it be even better if you didn't have to do the organising to make this happen?