Defying most expectations, the RBA has reduced the cash rate to a record low of 2.25%. Whilst the general consensus from most industry experts is that there will be a rate cut at some point in the near future, few expected that the rate cut would occur at the very first RBA meeting of 2015.…Details
Managed funds allow you to pool your money with other investors into a fund of your choice. Because of the larger pool of money, you are able to access investments you would otherwise not have access to. Managed funds are an easy way to invest in the share market without needing to do your own…Details
One of the world’s leading investors and philanthropist, Warren Buffet once said “A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing”. It’s only natural that every parent, regardless of their financial position, wants the best for their children. So if you’re in a position to invest…Details
We’ve all seen the commercials. You know the one, ‘compare the pair’ where one woman whose super is in an industry super fund is shown ascending an escalator of good fortune. Meanwhile her counterpart is depicted descending to a future with far fewer retirement funds because her super is with a retail fund that pays…Details
When you’re buying a home, there are new decisions, considerations and jargon to decipher. Even interest rates can be confusing – with a ‘comparison rate’ being shown beside the advertised rate. What is a comparison rate? When home loan interest rates are displayed, a comparison rate is also shown alongside it. A comparison rate helps…Details
It may come as a surprise, but the channel through which you obtain personal insurance can make a big difference to the cost of the policy and the level of cover you receive – even though the insurance is with the same provider! Read this article to find out how to get the best value insurance for your money.Details
Bidding at auction can be an exciting process, but you do need to be prepared. Arranging your finances before auction helps you to set your own bidding limit and puts you in a better position for a successful negotiation – not to mention saving you a great deal of stress down the track!Details
If you were unable to work for 3 months or longer due to sickness or injury, how long could you cover your mortgage and living expenses before your money ran out?