Category:Financial Planning

What to Consider When Buying Property?

We have just updated our latest e-book which looks at 3 key areas you need to consider when buying property. 

Download the latest version here. 


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Taking care of the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

Our Senior Advosr Chris Magnus quoted in a recent article on saving tips and the mindset of accumulators at the moment. 

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TAGS: Savings

Cloud Advice? Good or bad.

Are you keen to move your financials to the cloud but your not sure where to start? 

There is multiple solutions in the market place to run your finances online - each bank have their own version, there is the accounting software Xero or new apps such as pocketbook. Each have their own benefits and limitations. 

The key is to figure out what exactly you want to do - if you just want a budget analysis then pocketbook might be the one ...


A super makeover

It is time to pull those old dusty super statements from your 'everything' file and give it a makeover. With recent changes in superannuation industry - such as the growing popularity of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (due to lower administration costs and the ability to buy property) and the introduction of My Super (a low cost simple super solution) there could be a better solution for you... to help give you that kick along to find those old funds or look ...

TAGS: super

Want to 'Ask an Expert?'

As part of the FPA education month - Our Myles Thornton has been on a panel of experts answering questions you might have about your personal situation. 

If you want to ask a questions, just contact us or you can read the responses by clicking on the link below and going through to the FPA Website.

Click here to read 'Ask an Expert'


Saved by the buffer

A buffer can be referred to in many different terms - a rainy day account, savings account, emergency account or safety account. It doesn't matter what you call it or what interest rate it earns provided you have one. 

So why do you need it?

In life, there are many expected and unexpected events. The aim of a buffer is to protect against these unexpected events. The buffer is designed to provide you with funds when you need them most ...

TAGS: Savings

Don't let the media pick your home loan

One of the greatest advantages of the development of the internet is the access to information we can get at the click of a button. 

From a finance perspective, this is great as it allows us to compare multiple products in an effecient manner.

This is also the problem - by having access to all this information at our fingertips, it gives the product providers and marketing machines more touch points to sway our decision on what is really best for ...

TAGS: finance, loan