Budget 2014 – What Does it Mean for You?

After what has seemed like months of expectation, leaks and rumours - Budget 2014 has finally been released. We've been asked to "share the pain". In Joe Hockey's words "the age of entitlement is over and it has been replaced, not with an age of austerity, but an age of opportunity". The reality is - … Continue reading Budget 2014 – What Does it Mean for You?

Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?

This week it's been reported that Gen Y have the best saving habits in the nation. Now who said Gen Y were lazy and directionless? Both SMH and Smartcompany carried the news that the often maligned Gen Y are actually better savers than both Gen X and the Baby Boomers. These headlines were based on the RaboDirect … Continue reading Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?

Riding to help cure Kid’s Cancer

Here is a short video about my cycling goal this year and why I'm supporting the great work done by The Kid's Cancer Project. This calendar year I’ve set myself a goal of riding 6,000km. This is about twice the distance I rode last year. While this is a personal goal I also wanted the … Continue reading Riding to help cure Kid’s Cancer

Who to Follow on Twitter – for Professional Advisers

When I was getting started in social and digital media, most of what I learnt came from checking out what others were up to. For any financial adviser this list will open up a world full of learning opportunities and give you a headstart. Other professionals or business owners will also find ideas from these … Continue reading Who to Follow on Twitter – for Professional Advisers

Should You Prepay Your Private Health Insurance?

From 1 July 2012, the private health insurance rebate will be means tested. There has been some discussion around whether prepaying next years premium will be allowed as a deduction by the Australian Tax Office. The ATO has clarified that this will be allowed. Click here for the ATO clarification. The new income thresholds and … Continue reading Should You Prepay Your Private Health Insurance?