Your Guide to Retirement Living

Retirement villages in Australia offer residents a unique range of retirement living options, including accommodation options, facilities and services. Many retirement villages feature pools, golf courses, regular social events and 24-hour emergency assistance.  For many people, retirement is a new and exciting stage of life where you can relax after years of hard work, take … Read more

Timing the market: a buyer’s guide to the property cycle

If you are surprised at how prices in cities and regional areas have risen even in the face of the social and economic havoc caused by COVID-19, you’re not alone. If you are thinking of buying property, you may even be a little concerned about what the current property market means for your buying decisions.  Is timing everything, or is time in the market more important? Whether you’re a first … Read more

Using comparison websites

When you’re comparing things like insurance, credit cards and home loans, comparison websites can be helpful. But they have limitations and may not cover all your options. What to keep in mind They make money Comparison websites are businesses. They make money in different ways, for example: from sponsored links by showing sponsored links before … Read more

What’s an NFT?

NFTs have been circulating in recent headlines, along with words like “blockchain” and “cryptocurrency”. You may have seen them parodied on the U.S. television show Saturday Live or heard them discussed on your favourite podcasts. So what’s all the hype? What’s an NFT What are you actually getting when you buy one What risks are … Read more

What exactly is the FIRE movement?

What is FIRE? If you’ve ever considered early retirement, you could join the FIRE movement. FIRE stands for “financial independence retire early.” During their working years, FIRE investors invest as much of their income as possible in hopes of attaining financial independence at a young age and maintaining it for the long term—a.k.a. retirement. Their … Read more

How to create a positive workplace culture

Organisations promoting a supportive, open workplace culture are more likely to have better employee engagement and retention, as well as higher profits. Every business owner likes to think they’re fostering a great work environment, but sometimes this is a case of over-optimistic thinking. If you have problems finding the right talent or you have a high turnover … Read more

Payday loans

A payday loan, also called a small amount loan, lets you borrow up to $2,000. You have between 16 days and one year to pay it back. While it might look like a quick fix, a payday loan has a lot of fees. For example, to pay back a $2,000 payday loan over one year, … Read more

5 tips to shave years off your mortgage

Every homeowner loves the idea of becoming mortgage-free faster and paying less interest in the lead up to that landmark event. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to get there sooner – whether you’ve just got your first home loan, want to increase your property equity or become mortgage-free as soon as … Read more