Travel on a shoestring

If you are saving for a long-term goal, it can feel like you have to miss out on things such as travel to keep your savings on track. That’s not necessarily the case, it is possible to have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank or derailing your savings plans. Let’s face it, cost of … Read more

What is refinancing and why would I do it?

As a home owner with a mortgage, chances are you’ve heard of the term ‘refinancing’. Refinancing involves reviewing your current mortgage, and potentially swapping your loan to another lender who can better meet your current needs, wants and circumstances. Refinancing can also allow you to consolidate your debts or pay down your mortgage more quickly. … Read more

Retirement planning for small business owners

When you run your own business a good retirement plan can bring real peace of mind. Read more about your options – and why it’s never too early to start. Planning your retirement When you’re busy running your own business retiring could be the last thing on your mind. But planning your retirement well in … Read more

​Is a debt consolidation loan right for you?

What’s a debt consolidation loan? A debt consolidation loan is a way to combine all your debts – credit card, personal loans, store card etc. – into one loan so you’ll be making repayments in one place. It means that you can take a breath and take back some control. It also means no multiple annual fees, … Read more

Is your mortgage still working for you?

A mortgage is a long-term commitment, which many people enter with a ‘set and forget’ mentality. Most loans are around 30 years – during which many things can change, not just in your personal circumstances but in the financial world, with the new loan products and fluctuations in interest rates. If you haven’t reviewed your … Read more

Simple ways to save money

Find out how to save money every day and make a savings plan to stay on track. Separate and automate your savings An online savings account is a great way to grow your money faster. Unlike a transaction account, you can’t spend money directly from a savings account, so it’s harder to dip into your savings. Automate … Read more

Spring into action for the spring selling season

Spring is traditionally the hottest season for property, with buyers and sellers springing into action. There are more listings and more properties sold than any other season, with the REA finding that market action increases in early October.i Due to the increase in listings, buyers tend to have more to choose from during spring, which … Read more

Trusts and the new super tax rules

Ensuring you’ve structured your finances tax-effectively is always a concern, but with new tax rules for super on the horizon, many people with large balances are considering alternative vehicles to save for retirement. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked a renewed interest in an old favourite – trusts. Trusts have always been popular in Australia, with the … Read more

Aged Care Financial Planning

When looking into the financial elements associated with planning for aged care, there is a lot of information out there which can be confusing. With this in mind, it’s important to have your questions answered by those who are experts in finance specialising in the aged care industry. These experts will look at your unique … Read more