In my initial meeting with a client I regularly ask the question, “what is your biggest financial asset?”. 9 out of 10 clients will answer “my house”, or if they don’t have a house, their answer will be “my car”. I then complete a quick calculation on the whiteboard with them: current salary multiplied by…

In this Issue: Control Your Finances, Don’t Let Them Control You Royal Commission: Lending Implications The Importance Of Using Your Adviser For An Insurance Claim Azaria’s India Adventures Download newsletter to read more:

There is a lot of attention lately around the affordability of housing and the fact that the current generation struggle to “get into the market”. The major reason most put it down to is property prices rising consistently while incomes have not followed the same trajectory over a long period of time. To illustrate, let’s…

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Investing plays a key role in building financial security but don’t be sucked in by promises to get rich quick. Australians collectively lost $4.3 million each month to investment scams. The latest report by Scamwatch shows that so far in 2018, more than $26 million has been siphoned off by crooks in investment scams –…

In the years since our inception, we have grown not only our business but our Stonehouse family, which includes both team members and clients. Our industry has seen many changes through this time, and experience shows that it will continue to change going forward. However, the one thing that remains constant is that we truly…

In this Issue: Federal Budget 2018 Home ‘Downsizer’ Superannuation Contributions Stonehouse Partner appointed to AMA Queensland Board 5 Minutes with Amy Tickle Download newsletter to read more:

After reading through the Government’s 2018 Budget, one could be forgiven for thinking there just might be an election in the wind. There is something for almost everyone. However, there are also some carrots dangling from the stick that won’t come into play for some years – part of a longer-term strategic play by the…

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