Maximising space and value: Top 10 home renovation tips

18 April

Renovating your home to increase space and add value requires strategic planning, creativity, and a focus on key areas that potential buyers or valuers find appealing.    Here are the top 10 tips to guide you through this process:   Plan and...[Read More]

Empowering women through financial literacy: Taking control of your wealth and future

11 April

Navigating the complexities of personal finance is essential for anyone looking to secure their financial future, make sound investment choices, manage debt effectively, and plan for eventualities.    This is particularly crucial in the context of...[Read More]

Generational Lifestyles: Navigating Through the Ages in Pursuit of Balance and Fulfillment

4 April

Lifestyle embodies how people live, including their interests, habits, and priorities, influenced significantly by generational perspectives.    Each generation—defined by its unique set of values, economic conditions, and technological...[Read More]

4 Financial Myths You Shouldn’t Fall for This April Fools’

28 March

April Fools’ Day has a long and rich history of harmless trickery, and it can be very entertaining if you manage to fool your family or friends. However, if you’re gullible, April Fools’ Day may not be as much fun. Falling for false...[Read More]

Australians spend less, more often in online shop surge

21 March

Baby boomers have taken to online shopping in droves while younger shoppers are cutting back amid cost-of-living pressures. An increasing number of parcels are also heading to regional and rural areas, fuelled by population growth since the COVID-19...[Read More]

Online shopping is forcing down prices by $1100 a year

20 March

People are saving more than $1100 a year due to the increasing popularity of online shopping, with the biggest savings coming from growing competition in the market, a study has found. But research from consulting firm the Mandala Partners also...[Read More]

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]

Are the Lipstick and Beer Indexes Reliable Measures of Consumer Behaviour?

14 March

Traditional indicators such as GDP, unemployment rates, and inflation indicators are used to measure the health and performance of an economy. These are commonly used by economists and policymakers in gauging a country’s economic growth and...[Read More]

Redefining Riches: Embracing a Holistic Vision of Wealth in the 21st Century

7 March

Wealth, traditionally measured by the yardstick of financial resources, has undergone a paradigm shift, mirroring the evolving values of today’s society. The contemporary concept of wealth transcends the accumulation of money, recognising that a...[Read More]

Millions of welfare recipients to get boost in payments

7 March

Australians on social security are set to receive more money in their pockets when payments are indexed. Those on the age pension, disability support pension and carer payment will pocket an extra $19.60 for singles and $29.40 for couples combined...[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]

Understanding the five key areas of personal finances

8 February

When it comes to managing your money, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of the five key areas of personal finance: income, spending, saving, investing, and protection. Mastering these elements can be the difference between...[Read More]

Australians to have their say on supermarket prices

8 February

Angry shoppers will have a chance to have their say on supermarket prices and the impact it has on their household budgets as part of a new inquiry. Consultations for an independent review of the food and grocery conduct code begin on Monday. The...[Read More]

What is your “big picture” ?

1 February

Even as children, people create this big picture in their minds — a reflection of how they envision their life to be. Whether your big picture is similar to what’s called the Australian Dream (home ownership as the key to a better life) or...[Read More]

Tips to grow your superannuation

11 January

Retirement is a period most people eagerly anticipate. It’s that wonderful stage of life when you can finally unwind and spend your time as you please. You can even spend retirement focusing on the businesses you’ve been planning and have put...[Read More]