Creating a stress-free environment: Top 10 tips

11 July

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everyday responsibilities.    Whether you live alone or with an active family, the clutter and chaos that often accompany busy people can contribute to stress and anxiety.   Here...[Read More]

Cash flow and how to manage it

11 July

Has your business experienced negative cash flow and left you feeling stressed? Learn about cash flow and how to manage it with confidence in this post.   Company owners usually struggle with the need to strike a balance between their income and...[Read More]

Life Insurance to protect you and your family

11 July

For some people, a major reason for beginning to prepare for life’s ‘what if’ scenarios is starting a family. If your primary concern is taking care of your family, life insurance is an excellent option. It makes sure that your loved ones are...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 5/07/24

11 July

Share markets mostly rose over the last week. US shares rose 2% buoyed by increasing confidence in Fed rate cuts this year and strength in tech stocks. This was reinforced on Friday with softer jobs data. Eurozone shares rose 1.9% boosted by...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The five reasons why the $A is likely to rise further – if recession is avoided

11 July

Key points – After a soft patch since 2021, there is good reason to expect the $A to rise into next year: it’s undervalued; interest rate differentials look likely to shift in favour of Australia; sentiment towards the $A is negative;...[Read More]

Smart meters to keep the lights on, one home at a time

11 July

Australia’s green bank is investing $50 million to firm up the electricity grid by giving consumers more control of their homes, electric cars and energy bills. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation loan announced on Wednesday for tech firm...[Read More]

Thousands of homes to come in first fast-tracked hubs

10 July

Tens of thousands of extra homes could be built in the first mini-cities to be unveiled as part of a mass rezoning around NSW transport hubs. Plans for an initial four transport-oriented development precincts were unveiled on Tuesday as part of a...[Read More]

Home lending slips but still well ahead over the year

10 July

New home lending remains far ahead of where it was a year ago despite a minor dip in May for property investors and owner-occupiers. Over the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics logged a 1.7 per cent fall in all new housing loans, to $28.8...[Read More]

Truckie shortage ‘crisis’ to hurt strained supply chain

10 July

Australian shoppers could soon face empty supermarket shelves as a shortage of truckies threatens the nation’s supply chains. About 26,000 more drivers are needed to fill gaps in the trucking industry as the sector faces shortfalls across all...[Read More]

Tactics targeting parents, kids in online junk food ads

10 July

Junk food companies have honed in on fresh tactics to target children, parents and teenagers by using online algorithms. Research into Facebook ads by Melbourne Law School and the Australian Ad Observatory found brands are buying a “halo effect”...[Read More]

Budget-friendly home renovation ideas you can implement

4 July

Inspired to initiate home updates after watching some of the best home renovation shows on television and streaming sites?   We can’t really fault you for getting all worked up, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as embarking on a home...[Read More]

Introduction to starting a trade

4 July

Entering a trade can be a rewarding and lucrative career path, offering a blend of practical skills, hands-on work, and, often, the opportunity to be your own boss.  Unlike many traditional career paths, trades typically require less time in formal...[Read More]

Top tips for healthy relationships

4 July

Whether it’s with family members, friends, co-workers or a romantic partner, maintaining healthy relationships is crucial to one’s happiness and personal growth. Moreover, social connections affect one’s health and ability to manage...[Read More]

Staying off the grid longer in your caravan

4 July

One of the best things about Australia is that it offers avid caravanners plenty of opportunities to live off the grid and be one with nature. And with so many camping spots in the country, you might even be lucky enough to find an inexpensive or...[Read More]

The most common financial mistakes to avoid

4 July

It’s easy to make mistakes with money, especially if you’re unaware of how dire the consequences of your actions could be. Here, we’ll look at some of the most common financial mistakes people commit that frequently result in severe financial...[Read More]