Australia’s Economy On The Up – Interest Rates Going Down

Thursday, 8 November 2012. Author Content
Recently, I was lucky enough to hear Craig James, CommSec’s Chief Economist, talk at a luncheon and the optimism in the room on the state of Australia’s economy was palpable. According to Mr. James, who is without doubt, one of the sharpest brains on Australia’s economy, we are in excellent shape and he offered some undeniable facts to back this up. Categories:

Get the latest tax rates for the 2012/2013 financial year

Monday, 24 September 2012. Author Content
Here are the latest tax rates for the 2012/2013 financial year. These are based on the ATO official tax thresholds. Use the table to calculate your actual income tax rate and how much tax you may be liable to pay to the friendly tax office. These are for individual income tax rates only. Categories:

Women Taking Charge Of Their Retirement Lifestyle With Property Investing

Sunday, 16 September 2012. Author Content
Women need to pay themselves first before they pay anyone else! When interviewed, it would seem that more than half of Australian women under 50 admit that they’re not saving enough for retirement. According to the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AWCCI) many Australian female business owners will long outlive their savings and will have little hope of sustaining a lifestyle anywhere near to the one they’re used to. Categories:

Protecting your wealth in good and bad times with your SMSF

Saturday, 15 September 2012. Author Content
According to comminsure’s report which they commissioned to collect the latest insurance statistics available, many Australians are heavily underinsured by $3.1 trillion and only half – 56% – of Australians have life insurance. Categories:

Ready To Buy An Investment Property? But Where?

Monday, 20 August 2012. Author Content
Deciding to bite the preverbal bullet and buy your investment property is often the biggest and most exciting decision of all but then comes the question of where? Sometimes it’s easy to get baffled by the “experts” and indeed, Financial Advisers, Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Uncle Bill at the family BBQ all have an opinion! No wonder mistakes are made. Categories:

Growth on the Rise? The RBA Remains Confident

Saturday, 28 July 2012. Author Content
At the latest RBA meet up earlier this month the board observed that the outlook for Australia’s economy is showing very positive data, according to minutes released yesterday. Categories:

House or Unit, which do you choose?

Wednesday, 6 June 2012. Author Content

For many years the issue of houses versus units has been the subject of much debate, but there is still a great deal of misunderstanding surrounding the facts. On the surface the answer may seem obvious; however, when you examine the fundamental comparison of return on investment more closely, the result may come as a surprise to some investors.


Gold Superannuation Strategies before June 30

Friday, 1 June 2012. Author Content
If you are looking for some last minute gold nuggets before June 30, then make sure you take advantage of these three valuable superannuation and retirement strategies before the new superannuation laws are put into action. You need to stay ahead of the government changes to superannuation if you want to give your retirement strategy a descent boost. Categories:

2012-2013 Federal Budget Analysis And The Property Market

Tuesday, 15 May 2012. Author Content
What potential effects will the 2012 federal budget have on the property market? We provide some analysis and insight on how individual areas and the market as a whole may be affected. Categories:

ANZ Becomes Final Major To Cut Rates

Tuesday, 15 May 2012. Author Content
Effective from 18 May, ANZ will boast a new variable rate of 7.05 per cent – slightly more expensive than NAB at 6.99 per cent and CBA at 7.01 per cent. Categories: