They are marketed as being the optimum lifestyle choice for recent retirees, often in ideal locations with all the facilities for a stress free lifestyle. But with complex fee structures and inconsistent regulation, retirement village living should be approached with caution.
One of the golden rules of investing is diversification, but that can be difficult to achieve when you are just starting out or have limited funds to tap into a world of opportunities. Which is why investors have been flocking to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and listed investment companies (LICs).
The Pulse Economic data released over the past month has continued to paint a relatively good picture of global growth with most of the major economies experiencing accelerating economic growth in the June quarter. Geopolitical tensions remained heightened in August and this helped drive down bond yields. Political gridlock in the United States increased nervousness […]
Interest rates have been low for so long it’s tempting to think low rates are the new normal. So when the Reserve Bank suggests that a cash rate of 3.5% is the new ‘neutral’, people take notice. Neutral is central bank speak for the sweet spot where growth is supported without pushing inflation too high.
If you’ve got superannuation (super), chances are you’ll have some default insurance included and the option to buy more at an attractive price. It’s a cost effective way to get a basic level of cover, but holding insurance inside super does have some downsides.