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The tips, traps and costs of retirement villages

The tips, traps and costs of retirement villages

With an ageing population, an increasing number of Australians are opting to live in retirement villages. While pitched at the ‘over-55s’, the average age of entry is 75, and average age of residents is 81. Depending on the retirement villages, attractions include...
Aussie dollar takes a dive as risks rise

Aussie dollar takes a dive as risks rise

A mixed and topsy-turvy week for equity markets with Aussie and US markets trading sideways whilst European and Asian markets fell. Investors continued to take profits whilst concerns also rose regarding the US election and rising virus infection rates.In local...
Not a Super Result

Not a Super Result

When the Government announced that Australians would be able to access their Superannuation early, it seemed to some like a harsh but practical solution to the financial stress they were about to face.  New research has found that...
Investors disappointed with lack of new stimulus

Investors disappointed with lack of new stimulus

Local and global equity markets weakened this week as investors wanted to see more stimulus from central banks but got platitudes instead. Central banks were clearly dovish in their statements but held fire on new rounds of stimulus. In local stock news, Rio...
Is insurance cover in your superannuation fund a good idea?

Is insurance cover in your superannuation fund a good idea?

Is insurance cover in your superannuation fund a good idea? LIFE AND TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY (TPD) COVERMany super funds provide insurance that pays a lump sum if you die or are disabled to such an extent that you will never be able to work again. There is...