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Get the biggest bang from your renovation buck

Posted By Levent Aldogan,
25/10/2019 12:00 PM
Whether it’s doing up the bathroom or kitchen, or adding an entire new wing to the house, some focussed planning will help your home renovation project run smoothly. Here are some tips to help you...

Why the interest in index funds?

Posted By John Cachia,
08/10/2019 11:00 AM
As the name suggests, an index investment fund seeks to deliver a similar return, less fees, as its chosen index. In its simplest form an index fund purchases the same shares in the same proportions...

Using your equity to build wealth

Posted By John Cachia,
04/10/2019 13:39 PM
The equity you have in your home is simply the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you still owe on your home loan. For example, if your home is worth $800,000 and...

Traps to avoid in retirement - Leaving it too late to achieve your goals

Posted By John Cachia,
06/09/2019 10:54 AM
Most of us had retirement dreams, and couldn’t wait to finish work. So once retired, why haven’t we started ticking items off the bucket list? There’s no time like now for living your dreams. When...

The link between financial stress and mental health

Posted By John Cachia,
06/09/2019 10:52 AM
If you’ve ever laid awake at night thinking about your finances you’ll know: financial stress can be debilitating. What you may not be aware of is the strong link between financial stress and mental...

Investing in overseas shares

Posted By Chris Smith,
06/09/2019 10:50 AM
Like the idea of owning your own small part of some of the world’s largest and fastest growing companies? Maybe you want to tap into the growth potential of emerging economies, or get in early on the...

Five reasons to refinance your home loan

Posted By Levent Aldogan,
15/08/2019 15:37 PM
Many people treat their home loan as a set-and-forget, riding out whatever the original loan terms and prevailing interest rates dish up. They may be doing themselves a disservice, as there are...

Traps to avoid in retirement - Investing too conservatively

Posted By John Cachia,
15/08/2019 15:00 PM
There’s a common view that as you approach retirement you should tilt your investment portfolio towards more conservative investments. This means favouring things like term deposits, annuities and...

Don’t wait until your 60s to see a financial adviser

Posted By John Cachia,
30/07/2019 10:59 AM
Ask most 30 year olds who their financial adviser is and the typical response might be ‘huh?’ After all, financial advisers are for older people with plenty of money to invest,...

Traps to avoid in retirement - Going too hard too fast

Posted By John Cachia,
23/07/2019 15:29 PM
Retirement: you’ve made it! And one of the rewards for all your hard work is that you can now access your superannuation. Suddenly a world of opportunities opens up – a Caribbean cruise,...