Supersize Me – downsizing opportunities

Is downsizing your chance to upsize your Super in retirement? Many of us live in large homes that once provided for our busy family members but may now be feeling empty once they have left the nest. We see many reasons people want to downsize their home: a smaller property is easier to maintain; travel may be more frequent; mobility and access may be a problem; large gardens and empty rooms are unnecessary and a lot to look after. Downsizing to a smaller residence provides a great way to top up your superannuation, allowing you to fund your retirement longer.

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The year I went without^(new) clothes.

I love a challenge and this challenge was one I secretly commenced last year. I kept it a secret because I wasn’t certain I could actually go through with it. For the past 12 months I have bought no new clothing! So what! you say…. hardly worth making a fuss about when there are people with serious health and money problems. However, I wonder how many of you could actually commit to this?

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Second Marriage Money Matters

Starting over in love can be an exciting time. New beginnings however, bring new challenges and those challenges often relate to finance. People have different attitudes to money management and it’s important to work out what will suit you both.

Some common themes we see are:

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Get a plan! Live your dream

What does living a successful life mean to you? Are you living your dream life? As the saying goes 'There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.' With this in mind I'm going to share some of my tips for goal setting and the importance of building a plan towards living the dream!

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The art of (financial) focus

It’s a New Year. You may have set yourself some goals to achieve this year. Knowing that we rank our health, family and finances as our top 3 priorities many of you will set goals and resolutions around your finances.

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