Our obsession with property

ANZ Chief Executive Officer Phil Chronican says negative gearing is the key driver behind Australia’s “irrational obsession” with property.  Is negative gearing the driver or is it people are looking for some diversification in their investment portfolios? With the Australian Share Market going nowhere, you can understand their thinking. Some Australians have always liked property. […]

Important social security changes from 1 January 2015

If you are currently in receipt of an income support payment (age pension, disability pension, NewStart, Carers payment), or are eligible to receive this payment before 1 Jan 2015, you may be affected by the new rules. It may be beneficial for you to commence an account based pension prior to 1 Jan 2015, or […]