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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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"!!
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.
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?
21 Jan 2013
Finding quality investments is like looking for a needle in the hay stack. It is something that many people look for but few find over the long term.
08 Jan 2013
Death remains one of the certainties in life and for many people with disabled children this is a frightening prospect.
20 Nov 2012
In the media you often hear the term Index or Index Funds, they are simply 'baskets' of stocks, bonds or other investments that are designed to replicate an investment market or sector.
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.