Many Australians love sport, and as a result, we can be a bit obsessed with “averages”. Perhaps the most famous average of all is likely to be Don Bradman’s Test batting average of 99.94. For example, did you know that the mailing address for the ABC in each state is GPO Box 9994, which was…

It was a year of extremes, with shares hitting record highs and interest rates at historic lows. Yet all in all, 2019 delivered far better returns than Australian investors anticipated at the start of the year. The total return from Australian shares (capital growth and dividend income) was 24 per cent in the year to…

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In the short term the market presents a world of worries, but with a well-diversified portfolio you can put your feet up and let time take care of the rest. What a difference a year makes. In recent months, Australian shares hit a record high, the Aussie dollar dipped to levels not seen since the…

In this Issue: Death Benefits: Your Will is only half the battle Assessment Rate Changes Droplets in a Stream Update Five minutes with Brendan Wong Download newsletter to read more:

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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