Ask most 30-year old’s who their financial planner is and the typical response might be ‘huh?’ After all, financial advisers are for older people with plenty of money to invest, aren’t they?Well, yes, people nearing or in retirement will benefit from sound advice. But so will younger people. With the benefit of having time on their side, and with some help from an adviser, a 30-something can easily establish a wealth creation plan that can deliver a big payoff in the future.

You seem to have the perfect job: the people are great; the location is convenient; and the hours suit your lifestyle. So why are you checking the online job ads?For many, the belief that we’re not paid what we could, or should, be paid is common. Not knowing what to do about it is equally common.We keep our concerns to ourselves because the thought of requesting a pay rise is so daunting, we don’t know where to start.If you’re nodding right now, read on as we provide a few tips for navigating the pay-rise minefield.

Self-Managed Super Funds are among the fastest growing superannuation vehicles in Australia and they’re not just for older investors – investment-savvy Millennials are catching on. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reports that significant numbers of people below the age of 45 are investing through Self-managed Super Funds (SMSFs). The proportion of SMSF members in that […]

A popular choice for managing superannuation is to take personal control via a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF).Although membership is limited to a maximum of four people per fund, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) reports there are almost 600,000 SMSFs, representing more than 1.1 million members. It estimates the value of assets held within SMSFs is more than $681 billion!

Australians love to invest in property. And what’s not to love? It’s tangible, offers diversification and tax benefits, and can provide you with a good income and strong capital growth. The benefits of investing in property can be amplified when held within super and with changes to borrowing within Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) over the […]