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Economic Update

Introduction Covid-19 developments continued to dominate attention. There were spikes in the number of new infections in both Australia and overseas, suggesting an economic recovery may be delayed. Share markets powered ahead, however, as investors remained convinced that governments and … Read more

Am I eligible for the HomeBuilder grant?

Available for a limited time, the HomeBuilder grant offers eligible owner-occupiers, including first-home buyers, a potential tax-free $25,000 boost to help fund the cost of building a new home or substantially renovating an existing home. Although not specifically targeted at … Read more

A guide to active and passive investing

Investment funds can be broadly split into two categories – active and passive. And while both options play a part in an investment portfolio, it’s important to understand how each works before allocating money to them. Basics of passive investing … Read more

August Property Update

Spring is on its way and that means that there are only weeks to go until we traditionally see the property market heat up. Amid unprecedented economic uncertainty, Australian house prices are so far holding up, but the longer-term view … Read more

Early access not so super for women

Early access not so super for women The COVID-19 crisis has seen many Australians taking steps to stay afloat with their finances. With women more likely than men to withdraw super to make up the shortfall in their income, what … Read more

Is $1 million enough to retire on?

Is $1 million enough to retire on? Everyone who’s approaching retirement wants to know how much money they need to save – how much is enough to leave work confidently and then live comfortably? Lately, we’ve been seeing $1 million … Read more

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