With tax cuts and stimulus payments on the way, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is urging us to open our wallets and spend to kick start the national economy. If your personal balance sheet could do with a kick along, then saving and investing what you can also makes sense.
The Australian housing market appears to have reached a turning point, with prices falling 2.2 per cent since peaking in September 2017. This is welcome news for first home buyers; not so much for sellers and investors. As always with residential property, it’s a tale of many markets with big differences between states, cities and […]
The end of the financial year is the cue for most of us to look at our financial position heading into tax time.
Owning your own home has long been the Australian dream but after years of strong house price growth it’s becoming less of a reality for many. This has major implications for retirement planning.
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.