Why Financial Security is Paramount for a Satisfying Retirement

30 November

Retirement is often idealised as a carefree chapter in life, where one can indulge in long-postponed hobbies, travel, and quality time with loved ones. However, the idyllic vision of retirement is predicated on a foundation of financial stability....[Read More]

20 investment mistakes to be aware of

30 November

Investment, a field where even the most astute can stumble, is rife with potential missteps. However, these errors often serve as valuable learning experiences, offering insights for crafting more robust investment strategies. 20 investment mistakes...[Read More]

Tips for a meaningful Christmas

30 November

Creating a Christmas filled with genuine warmth and joy often seems like a daunting task amidst the hustle of holiday preparations. The season of cheer can quickly turn into a flurry of stress, leaving many of us more relieved than regretful when...[Read More]

Protect your home against dry weather threats

30 November

Protecting homes from dry weather threats, such as bushfires, requires proactive measures and preparedness. Here are some steps to help protect your home: Maintain the exterior: Clear roofs, gutters, and chimneys of debris regularly to prevent the...[Read More]

Life insurance questions to ask

30 November

Like any other insurance policy, life insurance has many variations to meet different users’ needs. Thus, before choosing one, you must determine what you need in a life insurance policy. The best way to determine the best policy is by evaluating...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Five reasons to expect the $A to rise – providing recession is avoided

29 November

Key points – Since its February 2021 high of nearly $US0.80 the $A has fallen on the back of worries about the global growth outlook, worries about China, the strong $US and relatively less aggressive monetary tightening by the RBA. – However,...[Read More]

Australians owed millions in unclaimed Medicare rebates

29 November

Nearly one million Australians could receive a festive season boost to their bank balance, as the government tries to return $234 million in unclaimed Medicare benefits. On average, these Australians are missing out on about $240 but could reclaim...[Read More]

Financial hardship creeping into higher income brackets

29 November

Lower-income households continue to bear the brunt of the cost of living crisis although more families in higher income brackets are starting to feel the pinch A National Australia Bank survey found a sharp jump in the number of higher-income...[Read More]

Criminals target government with record cyber attacks

29 November

Australian government agencies have become growing target for cyber attacks worldwide, with a report revealing attempts to steal official information have soared by more than 60 per cent. The BlackBerry Global Threat Intelligence Report, released on...[Read More]

Retail sales dip as shoppers hold on to cash for sales

29 November

Spending weakened last month and by more than expected as consumers hung back to pounce on deals during the Black Friday sales. Retail sales as measured by the Australian Bureau of Statistics fell 0.2 per cent in October, a softer result than the...[Read More]

MS breakthrough could mean treatments halt progression

29 November

A treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis could be on the horizon after a researchers found injecting stem cells into the brains of patients could potentially stop the disease advancing. The study said the procedure was “safe, well tolerated...[Read More]

Cultural stigma holds workplaces back as pay gap falls

29 November

Australia’s gender pay gap has had its biggest single-year drop in almost a decade, but women are still earning much less than their male colleagues. In its annual update, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) revealed the average total...[Read More]

New media laws to ‘level the playing field’ for free TV

29 November

Free-to-air channels will be guaranteed front of place on smart TVs under new laws designed to “level the playing field” of Australia’s media landscape. Communications Minister Michelle Rowland brought forward prominence laws which would allow...[Read More]

Consumers hitting delete after bad experience with apps

29 November

Australians’ bad experience with apps includes crashing devices, draining phone batteries and making it difficult to sign in – and more are hitting delete. An index released on Wednesday by tech firm Cisco shows the majority of Australians...[Read More]

Ban on disposable vapes imports to kick in soon

29 November

Australians will soon find it harder to access vapes, as the government attempts to prevent the industry creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. About one in seven 14- to 17-year-olds and roughly one in five 18- to 24-year-olds vape. While...[Read More]