The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the official cash rate on hold at its record low level of 1.5% when it met on September 6. The Q2 Capex survey released in early September was weaker than expected, -5.4% per quarter compared to the -4% per quarter anticipated.
The money people owe, in comparison to the money they earn has almost tripled in Australia over the last two decades, with average household debt currently sitting at around $245,000.
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The government has announced changes to three key 2016 Federal Budget proposals—the most significant being that it would not go forward with its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions.
More than half of Australians with investment properties or shares are proactively preparing for retirement, according to MLC’s Australia today report.
Findings from a recent study  explored the impact the death of a parent has on children and the surviving parent, comparing the results between insured and uninsured households.
Estate planning is not just about making a will. It’s about deciding how you want to be looked after (both medically and financially) if you can’t make your own decisions later in life. It’s also about documenting how you want your assets to be distributed after you die
Retirement should be a time when we reap the rewards of our working life, and being able to enjoy your preferred lifestyle calls for some planning.