Investing for a comfortable retirement

Investing for a comfortable retirement

As we approach and enter retirement, it’s important to ensure our investment strategy is appropriate for our time of life. Our circumstances change over time – even in retirement. For instance, your home may need a new roof, or one of your children may fall ill...
A super end to the financial year

A super end to the financial year

As the end of the financial year approaches, now is a good time to check your super and see what you could do to boost your retirement nest egg. What’s more, you could potentially reduce your tax bill at the same time. There are a handful of positive changes to super...
Protecting your home. What to look for when comparing policies

Protecting your home. What to look for when comparing policies

It’s tempting to put price above everything else when choosing insurance for your property. However, whether you’ve just taken out a new mortgage or are hunting for a better deal, making sure you have enough of the right sort of cover is just as important. Here are...
Working from home tax deductions: COVID

Working from home tax deductions: COVID

Key takeaways The ATO has introduced a new shortcut method for claiming work-related tax deductions until 30 June 2022 Under this method, you can claim 80 cents per hour for your additional running expenses that you have incurred You’re not required to keep receipts...
Close the super gap, whatever your age

Close the super gap, whatever your age

The numbers say that the average Australian woman retires with barely half (53 per cent)1 the super of the average man. As statistics go, it’s a shocking one. That gap starts to open early in working life, with women aged 25 to 34 having an average super balance of...
The road ahead for shares

The road ahead for shares

Trying to time investment markets is difficult if not impossible at the best of times, let alone now. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rates and an upcoming federal election have all added to market uncertainty and volatility. At times like these...