Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Why you need to do something you love every single day

22 February

Engaging in activities that you love is not only enjoyable but also offers a multitude of benefits that can enrich your life in various ways. So, if you’re on the fence about indulging one or some of your life’s passions, here are some...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Wages outrunning inflation in win for household budgets

21 February

Wages are growing faster than inflation and this milestone has been reached earlier than expected. The official wage price index rose 4.2 per cent in the 12 months to December, a little above forecasts and up from the 4.1 per cent annual growth in...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 16/02/24

21 February

Global shares were buffeted over the last week with hotter than expected US inflation data but better than expected profits results. While US shares hit a new record high, they fell 0.4% for the week. Eurozone shares reached new highs and rose...[Read More]

Data could end year-long holiday home tax breaks

21 February

New data collection methods could end the days of short-term rental property owners claiming tax deductions when the home is not being rented. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to raise the issue of the owners of holiday rentals or Airbnbs...[Read More]

Outgoing ATO boss calls for greater tax office powers

21 February

The outgoing head of the ATO has called for the tax office to have the power to collect evidence as part of criminal investigations. In a speech to the National Press Club, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said the organisation should be given powers...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Ultimate Road Trip Checklist: Navigating Your Next Adventure with Ease

15 February

Planning a road trip can be an exciting adventure, offering a unique blend of freedom, discovery, and bonding opportunities. Whether you’re exploring familiar landscapes or venturing into unknown territories, preparation is key to ensuring a...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – investment outlook Q&A

14 February

Recession risks, rates and inflation, valuations, geopolitics, the US election and Swiftonomics   Key points – Rate hikes have worked in helping slow inflation and rate cuts are likely this year. Expect a bumpy ride though. – The risk of...[Read More]