Financial Planning Myths

According to a 2017 Wealth Sentiment Survey 7 out of 10 Australians have not received financial advice or seen a financial planner in the prior two years. Yet the same survey participants, when …

Don’t wait for your tax return

Everyone loves that time of year sometime between July and October, when roughly 14 days after the submission of their tax return a glorious lump of cash just magically appears in their bank …

Your Financial Services A-Team

Happy New Year all,

I hope you all had a marvellous 2017, and are gearing up for an even better 2018!

According to an SMH Article, around 50% of us made new …

Why I’m Always Crying Poor

A few years ago i went out boating on Sydney’s Middle Harbour with a work mate. On the way down to the boat ramp we pulled up at an ATM to grab some …

Saving vs Investing

When i look back on my financial education, i fondly recall the lengths Mum and Dad would go to to instil in me the importance of saving. They would send me off to …

An interest free loan from the tax man

In the immortal words of George Harrison…

“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the …

Are You Beating the Market?

Do you want to access the returns of the highest growth asset class, but don’t know where to start? Are you currently investing in direct shares (cause someone told you to buy

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Debt can be a marvellous wealth building tool….or a ball and chain around your ankle that drags you under and keeps you there. But which is which? How can you use debt to …

Risk vs Reward

If i were to ask you what your ‘Investor Risk Profile’ is would your face look something like this? Thats alright, don’t stress… most peoples would (albeit with a bit more hair and …

The Time Value of Money

The most valuable thing you never learned in school.

I hated maths in school – not because i wasn’t any good at it, but because 99% of the time i failed to see …