Category Archives: Financial Advice

Living richly: finding balance in finances and life

One of the most frequently asked questions directed at financial advisors is, “How can I increase my retirement savings?” Many individuals dedicate themselves to maximising their savings, often fearing they might outlive their financial resources. While this dedication to saving is commendable, it’s crucial not to become overly consumed by working additional hours or taking […]

Is your retirement on FIRE?  

 FIRE… Financial Independence, Retire Early. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? It’s easy to see why the FIRE movement is burning hot across the younger generations. The notions of financial independence and early retirement are surely appealing to the majority. But as with most good things, it comes at a price, and it’s important to weigh up […]

The female investor

Investment and portfolio building has traditionally been a male-dominated world, but these days more women are trading on the market – and they’re good at it! According to an ASX Australian Investor Study completed in 2020[1], women make up 42% of Australian investors, yet 45% of those only began investing in the previous year. Younger […]

The ‘what, why and how’ of contributing to super

Despite changes to its governing rules, superannuation remains, for most people, a tax-effective environment in which to save for retirement. Here’s a quick Q&A on the ‘what, why and how’ of contributing to superannuation[1] . Why should I contribute to super? Most super contributions and the investment earnings within super funds are taxed at a […]

5 simple techniques to reduce your tax

Benjamin Franklin’s famous uttering “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” remains as true today as it was in 1789. The one thing that has constantly changed is tax law, and with the many options available to us, taxation doesn’t need to inflict too much pain. Here is […]

Eight tips to save money on your bills

It’s not necessary to make significant changes in your spending habits to achieve your financial goals. Sometimes, it’s simply understanding where you spend money or finding better deals on your current expenses to save money. This article provides 8 tips to save money on your bills so that you can put the savings to better […]