Monthly Archives: May 2020

Why it’s important to think about insurance ahead of retirement

Finding the right level of insurance cover is important when you’re thinking about retirement. If retirement’s coming up on your horizon, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) may have thrown a warehouse-sized rack of spanners in your planning. It makes sense to concentrate on things you can control, such as insurance. Too-high premiums can chew away […]

Women and the future of work

A changing world of work holds old challenges and new opportunities for women The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting us all, but women have particular trends to consider. Women already face a number of financial challenges, including 28% less super at retirement1;. COVID-19 and the effect of policy responses may widen existing gender financial inequities. With […]

Do your investment goals stack up?

There’s an old saying, to only focus on the things in life that you can control. But that adage has been well and truly stress tested on just about every level over the past few months because of the uncontrollable events stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. On an investment portfolio management level particularly, it’s been […]

11 tips to sleep better at night

By guest author, Emily Connell Gronholt, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Sleep – one of the most naturally powerful performance enhancers to humankind.  But why do so many of us struggle with getting restful sleep? Many of us have a ‘love/hate’ relationship with sleep.  Undeniably, getting under those fluffy doona covers on a crisp autumn night, after […]

Tell-tale signs of a tax scam

Life’s busier than ever for small business owners. Scammers hope you’re too busy to check what they’re saying so you’ll hand over your personal or financial information. While the ATO is supporting you through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) environment, scammers are trying to steal your money or identity while you’re most vulnerable. Look out for these […]

The power of compounding grows your savings faster

How compound interest works Compound interest is the interest you get on: the money you initially deposited, called the principal the interest you’ve already earned For example, if you have a savings account, you’ll earn interest on your initial savings and on the interest you’ve already earned. You get interest on your interest. This is different […]