July 2018

Though most Australians tend to ignore superannuation until they get close to retirement, your superannuation is an important part of your financial journey for two main reasons:
  1. This will provide the bulk of your retirement income when you retire; and
  2. If you suffer a health issue during your working life, your superannuation usually holds (some) insurance benefit to help you and your family to manage.
Is everyone at your workplace coughing and spluttering, carrying around the winter sniffles? This month in our 'Time Poor & Dirt Cheap' series, the Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter gives us her take on a healthy, quick and cheap chicken soup to boost your immune system.
Ever wondered what it would be like to control millions (or even billions) of dollars? For chief financial officers, it’s an everyday reality. The financial controllers of large companies spend their days reviewing income and expenses, working on profit improvement projects, approving expenses, and making tough calls when it comes to company capital. Sounds stressful, right? Have you ever considered that you’re the CFO of your household? It’s true – but don’t worry! By applying our 6 simple principles you’ll be well on track to building your savings and getting ahead.
You’ve applied for insurance, you’ve disclosed everything that needs to be disclosed and you’ve been offered cover with special terms: either an exclusion or a loading. This can be a shock and can feel like you’ve been singled out or that the insurer is over-reacting.
As we move into the second half of 2018 we thought it would be a good time to take a quick look at how markets have performed in the first half of the year and look at the expectations for the second half of the year. And who better to review the economy than our very own Chris Kelly!