Why grey mortgage debt is rising

A mix of low interest rates, high housing prices and waves of baby boomers nearing or already in retirement is increasing Australia’s levels of grey mortgage debt. Greater longevity would also...

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Diversify to capture tomorrow’s top wealth-creating stocks

Most investors could probably name off the top of their heads some of the stocks which have created much of the shareholder wealth on the US market over past 90 years. Yet to name at least a handful...

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Meet the non-conspicuous saver and investor

The Millionaire Next Door, a long-time personal finance bestseller that has found a place in the bookshelves of generation after generation of investors, has turned 21. In 1994, late US academics...

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Salary sacrificing is not just about super

When most people think of salary sacrifice they think of superannuation. It’s pretty easy to see why. If someone earning $100,000 a year takes the last $10,000 of that amount as cash salary, they...

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4 simple ways to conquer stress AND increase productivity

Our busy lifestyles often mean high levels of stress impacting productivity and health. Research shows practising mindfulness can reverse these effects for improved efficiency and well-being. How...

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Is virtual reality the future of aged care?

In a major research collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology and the ageing and aged care industry, experts are working to reconceptualise ageing and how we view it. Emerging...

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Getting ready for retirement

As you approach your fifties and sixties, you will probably start to think about retiring. For many women, this can herald a significant change in lifestyle. Some early planning for this new stage of...

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Beyond super: Our other personal investment market

Many investors may not realise that Australia’s super and non-super personal investment markets are almost equal in value. Yet super tends to dominate the personal investment headlines –...

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‘Rentvesting’ – enter the property market without sacrificing your current lifestyle

As property prices continue to rise, purchasing in a centrally-located or sought-after area is out of reach for the average working millennial. Instead, many are opting to rent rather than buy as it...

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The super difference for women

Recent decades have seen huge gains made in the financial empowerment of women. However complete financial equality won’t happen soon and in some cases may be unattainable. So what are the areas...

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