Why is it important to discuss inheritance planning with your family

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example, poor wealth management...[Read More]

Achieving a feeling of pride in retirement

Are you the employee who eagerly waits for retirement day or one who fears it because they are not prepared? While there is no blueprint for a happy retirement, some actions can help increase the chances of having an enjoyable life after retirement. For example, you...[Read More]

Top 10 financial New Year’s resolutions to achieve in the new year

The new year is a perfect time to reflect on your achievements from the ending year and to plan for the new year. While you can also make resolutions for other aspects of life, financial success should be at the top of your list. Check if you achieved your last...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian v global shares

Key points – The underperformance of Australian versus global shares since 2009 reflects a combination of tighter monetary policy, the strong $A into 2011, the slump in commodity prices, property crash phobia and classic mean reversion. – Australia’s performance...[Read More]

Inflation probably past its peak, says Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has stuck with its peak inflation prediction of eight per cent towards the end of last year and expects inflation to simmer down during 2023. Speaking at a parliamentary committee on cost of living pressures, RBA head of economic analysis Marion Kohler...[Read More]

Raising the roof for more female trade apprentices

Dressed in high-vis and working on a roof, Meliha Birkett is the one per cent. She is one of roughly 65 female roof tilers in Australia, among 6500 people employed in the trade. Ms Birkett, 19, began working with her dad Paul to save up for an overseas trip, but loved...[Read More]

Survey to support new energy jobs, regions

A new survey will provide information for fossil fuel industry workers who need an exit strategy for themselves and their communities. Energy Minister Chris Bowen said on Monday over 60,000 clean energy jobs could be created in Australia by 2025, most of them in...[Read More]

Digital wallet for government services on the cards

An one-stop app to store Australians’ government information and identifications is being flagged to help improve services. The government’s myGov app, which spans services like Centrelink, Medicare and the tax office, is set for a revamp. Government Services...[Read More]

Bonza takes to the sky with first Australian flight

It’s wheels up for Australia’s newest airline as Bonza hopes to fill an aviation niche by offering low-cost flights on under-serviced routes. Speaking from the carrier’s base on the Sunshine Coast, CEO Tim Jordan said the first flight has been 14 years in the...[Read More]

Are you still using your ABN?

Your ABN may be flagged for cancellation if you haven’t reported business activity in your tax return, or there are no signs of business activity in other lodgments or third-party information. If we identify your ABN as inactive, we’ll contact you by email, letter...[Read More]

Home values slide further but regions prove resilient

The housing market fell another one per cent in January, with the major cities still leading the downturn. CoreLogic’s home value index shows ongoing resilience in regional areas despite fewer people moving out of cities, and the massive pandemic upswing in the...[Read More]

Pressure builds to ditch tax cuts in next budget

Welfare advocates are putting a spotlight on the federal government’s planned tax cuts for the wealthy, urging them to be scrapped in favour of lifting the rate of JobSeeker and other support payments. Anglicare Australia has released its submission to the government...[Read More]

Baby Boomers most likely to create electric car boom

Interest in electric vehicles is rising in Australia and Baby Boomers have become the most likely generation to buy one of the next-generation vehicles, according to new research. The survey of 1040 Australian drivers found electric cars had become the third most...[Read More]

Australia looks to plug EU energy gap with renewables

Australia is being proposed as a solution to Europe’s energy woes with the energy minister pushing for closer ties. Delivering a speech in Brussels, Energy Minister Chris Bowen said Australia will be a renewables superpower and could step in to plug energy...[Read More]

5 Ways to Live Your Best Life After Retirement

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement plan. Below are some tips...[Read More]