There is a big difference between the economic impact of deductible debt and non-deductible debt. This article examines how you can decide whether interest is deductible or not.
As 2017 draws to a close, Australia continues its record breaking run of economic growth. It is quite the gift for all of us. As our way of saying thanks for the good fortune of living here, here are some fun things to celebrate about life in Australia. Please enjoy the holiday period and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
2017 has been a year of low interest – record low interest rates, that is. But record low prices don’t last forever. Interest rates will rise again. In the meantime, make 2018 your year of repaying non-deductible debt. That might make it your best year ever.
Continuing our theme of behavioural economics, this week we look at anchoring? Anchoring is how people can be mislead into thinking they have bagged a bargain. It also tricks people into selling good investments and keeping bad ones.
One of the things we most enjoy is helping people manage wealth across the generations. Most of our clients are working hard to give their kids (or their grandkids) a good start in life. So it makes sense that we teach those kids how to manage their money well. Here is our guide to doing just that.
Through no fault of their own, younger Australians are finding the housing market hard to enter. At the same time, their parents and grandparents are doing very well if they own a home. There is no point in waiting for an inheritance: the average age for receiving one of them is mid-50s. So, how can older Australians help their younger relatives get into their own home – and live near enough to visit often?
Estate planning can be one of the most rewarding parts of financial planning. After all, who does not want to make sure that their loved ones are looked after as well as possible? Happily, the best estate planning is often the best personal financial planning as well.