Join the rentvestors living the best of two worlds

There is a way to enjoy the lifestyle your favourite suburb provides and still get on the property market. It’s called ‘rentvesting’ – owning an investment property while renting where you live. Property Investment Professionals of Australia’s 2020 research shows that more than 44% of first-time buyers are rentvesting.i While it’s a strategy that’s growing … Read more

Unauthorised and mistaken transactions

If you find a transaction in your account that you don’t recognise, it could be unauthorised or mistaken. If you think something is wrong, contact your bank as soon as possible. Signs of unauthorised and mistaken transactions An unauthorised transaction is when someone transfers money from your account without your permission. A mistaken transaction is when when you pay … Read more

The benefits of regular investing

By Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Vanguard Australia Making regular investments of smaller sums of money is one of the best ways to achieve an ambitious financial goal without feeling daunted by the task ahead. It can also help keep you on track so you can reach your goal faster. Set and forget Setting … Read more

Retirement planning in your 50s: choose your own terms

Early retirement planning never hurt anyone. A financial adviser Tuy explains the steps many of his 50-something clients take in order to make the best retirement plans. Retirement planning strategies For financial adviser Tuy, financial advice isn’t about making the most money all of the time. “It’s about coming up with solutions and strategies to help … Read more

How to create an investment plan

 By Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Vanguard Australia Creating a financial plan is the first – and perhaps most important – step in investing. Yet, that is not the way most people start their investing journey. Typically it starts with savings being built up and the realisation that there are sufficient funds to invest … Read more

Time to review your income protection cover

If you’ve owned an individual income protection or salary continuance policy in recent years, you may have seen your premiums increase as insurers struggled to cover their large losses on these products.i Given the ongoing competition and generous features in some products, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has decided it’s time for some new … Read more