September 29, 2014

Health insurance – to cover or not to cover?

Private health insurance. It can be a minefield to navigate and a big decision for many people. Hospital, extras or both? Which fund? What do all […]
September 29, 2014

Why does cash matter?

The humble wallet is the latest item under threat by disruptive technology as smart phones and electronic and online payment systems make banknotes and coins redundant. […]
September 29, 2014

Women and money – getting into good financial habits

Women generally face more financial hurdles in their retirement than men for a number of reasons. Broken work patterns to raise children, lower average earnings, and […]
September 29, 2014

The power of compounding

Compounding isn’t a new concept – many of us will remember studying it back in our school days. Legendary scientist Albert Einstein famously called it ‘the […]
September 29, 2014

Global investment outlook

In general, equity markets have been strong over the past 12 months. This is reflected in the performance of the MSCI World Net Total Return Index […]
September 29, 2014

Economic outlook

We take a look at major developed economies and their economic growth to consider for your investment strategy. US Key considerations for fixed income investing The […]
September 29, 2014

The benefits of a low and high Australian dollar

The Australian dollar has been accused of inflicting all sorts of economic ills as it traded above US$1 for most of the past three years. People […]
September 29, 2014

Be prepared, understanding the aged care reforms

Aged care changes in brief The ‘Living longer, living better’ aged care reforms, which were announced in April 2012 and are scheduled to begin on 1 […]
September 29, 2014

Making the most of your retirement income

Retirement is a life-changing event. After you stop working, you can find yourself with time to do the things you may not have been able to […]
September 29, 2014

Protect yourself against survival

Australians are becoming more educated about their health – whether it’s actively pursuing preventative measures or a greater awareness of healthcare options. Combined with improvements in […]