Blog posts

Funding your children's education?

15 Nov 2012

In the event that you elect to send your children to a private school, this can be a costly exercise and although the tuition fees vary, you can expect to pay anywhere from $12,000pa to $30,000pa for a year 12 or university student.

Negatively gearing an investment property - to buy or not to buy?

31 Oct 2012

Thinking about buying an investment property? Done your research on the property market, your suburb, the rental returns, future growth potential, bank ready to lend the money – you'd be done right, ready to buy – wrong!

Funeral insurance - The great Australian rip-off

26 Oct 2012

In recent years there have been a number of television and print advertisements recommending that you consider funeral insurance.

Reducing the cost of your personal insurance cover

16 Oct 2012

Personal insurance is a necessary evil for most of us. Throughout our lives we want different levels of insurance cover and as we get older the cost of insurance increases as the risk of a claim also increases.

How much do I need to start a SMSF?

09 Oct 2012

It depends. The first question you need to ask yourself is why do I want to start a SMSF?

Are you working your plan...

03 Oct 2012

You're smart, you're paid well, and you're good at what you do. But you have no idea where all your money goes. Sound familiar?

A tax deduction won't make you wealthy

25 Sep 2012

Despite what many people will tell you, claiming a "tax deduction" in itself won't make you wealthy.

Wealth Protection matters

31 Aug 2012

Personal insurance is the most practical way to protect the assets you have worked hard to build.

Are you your own worst enemy?

29 Aug 2012

Are you an impetuous and impulsive investor? Do you take solace in the knowledge that if you make a wrong decision you can always change it later?

International Diversification: A world of opportunity

29 Jun 2012

Portfolio diversification is one of the most fundamental and important tenets of modern portfolio theory.

Life Changing Moments

17 Apr 2012

Life changing moments seem to be key factor in the decision to donate money to charity, according to new research by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at the Queensland University of Technology.

Changes to the Government Guarantee of Bank Deposits

07 Mar 2012

The Government Guarantee arrangements was introduced in October 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis to help promote stability in the Australian financial system via the provision of a guarantee on deposits (up to $1,000,000) held in authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) incorporated in Australia.