The 2020 Budget is all about jobs, jobs and spending to make more jobs. We already have JobSeeker and JobKeeper, and now we have JobMaker and JobTrainer.
Long-term investment can be challenging. Given the inherent volatility of markets, it’s useful to remind ourselves of strategies we can utilise to meet long-term investment goals.
Since emotions pose a threat to our financial health, it is important that we are aware of them so we can make the best possible decisions to ensure financial security.
We are operating in a world where interest rates are now very low both overseas and here in Australia; a time of uncertainty has arisen. Therefore, in this current climate, your assets should be sheltered to ensure financial security.
If you are over 55 (and have reached your preservation age) the Australian Government has made it possible for you to access your super as a non-commutable income stream while you are still working. Read how.
It is absolutely important that investors avoid emotional, panicked decision making. Investors who panic sell run the risk of selling low and crystallising losses in their portfolios. Read why.
Queenslanders can now officially apply for a $25,000 grant to build or renovate their home under the HomeBuilder initiative, as the state’s construction sector continues to play a key role in Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Regularly checking in on your retirement plan is always a sensible strategy. Keeping track of your finances becomes even more important in times of economic uncertainty. Given the changes we’ve seen due to Coronavirus, now is a good time to take a look at your retirement income plan with fresh eyes. We’ve put together a list of resources to help you.
Sharemarkets are the most volatile they’ve been in the past 20 years. Increased uncertainty, fear, forced and panic selling, as well as reduced liquidity, are all contributing factors to currently elevated levels of volatility. Read why.
In recent weeks, investment markets around the world have continued to experience significant volatility as investors try to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – an event that no-one anticipated for 2020. How much of your super is invested in shares is important.