Opinion

Mon 1 Jun 2015

Superannuation is a double-edged blade

Superannuation is a double-edged blade

SUPERANNUATION remains a superb vehicle for saving tax but the price of growing your money in a low tax environment is loss of access to it.

A financial toolkit for women

A financial toolkit for women

THE recent launch of ASIC’s ‘Women’s Money Toolkit’ gives Australian women additional support to achieve personal financial security.

Tue 26 May 2015

Top five excuses to not plan for future & why they're wrong

Top five excuses to not plan for future & why they're wrong

I AM often asked to talk about financial affairs but I’m never asked about the people who avoid their financial future.

Mon 25 May 2015

Romance scams, watch out for your money

Romance scams, watch out for your money

NEW figures from the ACCC show online dating scams remain the number one scam for financial losses in Australia.

How the new asset test taper rate works for pensioners

How the new asset test taper rate works for pensioners

AS foreshadowed in this column last month, the government has announced a change in attitude to wealthy pensioners by changing the asset test taper rate.

Tue 12 May 2015

COMMENT: Why bank shares are not the panacea for investors

COMMENT: Why bank shares are not the panacea for investors

AUSTRALIAN and international investors have heavily bought the idea that our ‘Big Four’ banks have bullet proof balance sheets.

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