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Stay up to date with the latest changes hitting the tax & accounting environment, as well as those in our specialty areas such as superannuation, financial planning and specialist tax & estate planning. But our blogging doesn’t stop there, whether it be the latest technological insights or information to help our farming communities, we will pretty much cover anything that crops up!

March 3, 2016

Understanding risk and return The level of risk an investor takes relative to the investment return they expect to receive is sometimes known as the 'risk to return ratio'. As a general rule, the larger the potential investment return, the higher...

March 1, 2016

Which asset classes are best for you? When a financial adviser creates a financial plan, they use a number of factors to determine which combination of asset classes will work best for you.  These factors include your attitude to risk,...

February 26, 2016

Global stock markets have had a volatile start to 2016, with most markets recording losses over the first weeks of the year. Falls in global stock markets were prompted at the start of this year with some weaker manufacturing...

February 21, 2016

Risk vs return Whilst your investment objective is to maximise return, this is always subject to risk and there is a chance you could lose money or not make as much as you expected. Investment risk can be due to...

February 19, 2016

Should a person who has surplus income: make extra mortgage payments; contribute the money to super, or; invest the money in their own name? When interest rates are high, the mortgage is often the best option as it offers a tax free, risk...

February 12, 2016

Most people have insurance for their home, contents and motor vehicle. Insuring these are important to Australians and the statistics show that most people think these are more important than insuring your life or income. 70.7% Australians insure their car 54.4%...

February 9, 2016

A recent Queensland Supreme Court case highlights the importance of ensuring that your binding death benefit nomination (BDBN) complies with the requirements of the trust deed for your self managed superannuation fund (SMSF). In Munro v Munro the Court held...

February 9, 2016

Statistics are something that provide insight into the past, the present and the future. We compare past trends to the present day trends to help us predict future trends. Here are some interesting stats around Baby Boomers, Generation Y...

February 5, 2016

I recently read Carl Richard's book "The Behaviour Gap". Carl is an American financial planner who coined this term to describe the void between the returns that we as investors should make and the returns that we actually do make. The...