Know the Basics of Saving and Investing To Achieve Your Financial Goals

Do you struggle to pay your bills every month? Does it sometimes feel like you’re never going to earn enough money to save anything? Has your goal of financial freedom remained elusive through the years? Knowing and understanding the fundamentals of saving and...[Read More]

What Does Protecting Your Family Entail?

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early stages of their...[Read More]

Australia’s growth prospects still looking downcast

Australia’s growth outlook remains subdued as turmoil in the global banking system adds to the pressures already weighing on advanced economies. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend over...[Read More]

Target for nurses in aged care won’t be reached

The federal government does not expect to meet the goal of having 24/7 nurses in all aged care residences by mid-year. From July 1, at least one registered nurse must be on-site and on duty at all times at each residential facility. Aged Care Minister Anika Wells said...[Read More]

Australian shares rise again ahead of Fed meeting-ASX200 up 60.2 points, to 7,015.6 (22/3)

The local share market has gained ground for a second day, closing at a one-week high ahead of what’s being described as the most important Federal Reserve meeting in a decade. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Wednesday finished up 60.2 points, or 0.87 per cent, to...[Read More]

Business conditions still strong but confidence waning

Businesses remain relatively resilient to economic challenges although the conditions for doing business are expected to deteriorate as the full force of higher interest rates take effect. The monthly business survey by NAB showed business conditions slipping one point...[Read More]

Planning to retire

  If you’re planning to retire, you need to consider: your age including if you have reached your preservation age when you can access your super how much tax you will pay on amounts you receive if good leaver conditions apply if you are part of an Employee...[Read More]

Australian share market rebounds after 3 days of losses-ASX200 index up 60 points to 7,068.9 on 15/3

The local share market has bounced back from three days of sharp losses with its best session since mid-January. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday up 60 points, or 0.86 per cent, to 7,068.9, its best single-day performance since a 1.2 per cent gain on...[Read More]

Super gender gap costing women thousands each year

Working mums will lose thousands of dollars in retirement savings every year the federal government resists paying super on parental leave, new modelling shows. The analysis by industry fund Hesta and Laneway Analytics estimates women have already missed out on more...[Read More]

Millions to get boost in pension and welfare payments

Pensioners, the unemployed and students will all receive a boost to their welfare payments under changes soon to kick in. More than 4.7 Australians will benefit when indexation of their payments happens on March 20. Recipients of the age pension, disability support...[Read More]

Australia returns trade surplus of $11.6 billion

The trade surplus fell to $11.6 billion in January from $12.9 billion in December. Trade data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday showed exports grew 1.4 per cent in January and imports swelled by 4.6 per cent over the month. Economists expected...[Read More]

Aust shares, dollar tumble after hawkish US rate talk – ASX200 closed down 56.9 points to 7,307.8 (8/3)

The Australian share market has suffered its biggest drop in more than a week after the chair of the US central bank warned of more rate rises, despite his Australian counterpart hinting a pause in interest rates might be on the cards. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on...[Read More]

Consider for a moment the notion that time is wealth.

Why Time Is Wealth If you were to choose between money and time, which option would you go for? For some, the answer is easy: it’s money. The reason, of course, is that people measure one’s level of success and wealth by the size of one’s bank account, number of...[Read More]

5 Ways to Build Up and Protect Your Finances

People strive hard to accomplish a variety of goals during their lifetime, although there’s nothing more significant than being able to spend quality time in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Indeed, investing in relationships gives depth and meaning to...[Read More]

Higher taxes to hit multimillion-dollar super balances

Superannuation balances above $3 million will be taxed at a higher rate as the Albanese government hunts for opportunities to improve the budget bottom line. The changes won’t come in for another two years and will apply to about 80,000 people in a move forecast to...[Read More]