When setting a budget for your new home it is important to give yourself an allowance over and above the headline purchase price.Read More
One of the first things to consider when choosing a mortgage is whether to go with a fixed or variable rate product. Our expert mortgage adviser discuss what you should be looking for.Read More
In response to the downturn in construction brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government have released a $25,000 grant for people who are building or substantially renovating their home.Read More
The First Homeowner Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) allows first home savers to add money to superannuation, realise a tax saving and then withdraw the money from superannuation when the time comes to purchase a home.Read More
Not a day goes go by where I am not asked some form of question about how best to structure (hide) money to protect and improve a Centrelink benefit.
Whilst the term “hiding money” brings thoughts of illegal activity to mind, there are legitimate strategies available to you to preserve or enhance your eligibility for a Centrelink benefit.Read More
The Reserve Bank of Australia cut rates to a new record low of 1% in July – Borrowers cheered the announcement, however retirees and savers sitting in Term Deposits or cash have seen an already low return, cut even lower.
With most 12-month Term Deposit rates now sitting under 2%pa, the big question is where to from here to achieve a greater return on investment?Read More
Many of you will have heard of the term “deeming”. It is a method used by Centrelink to determine your income when assessing your eligibility for a benefit. Rather than have you declare the exact earnings from your shares or bank accounts, Centrelink “deem” these financial assets to earn a set rate of return.Read More
As clients prepare to escape the winter blues with an overseas trip, we hear a lot of questions about travel currency cards. There is a lot of debate as to whether or not travel cards are useful or if they’re a rip-off, and unfortunately, it’s not a simple question to answer. It boils down to…Read More