Work and Wander: Embrace the Freedom of Remote Jobs While Traveling the World

25 July

Ever dreamed of working in a hotel room overlooking the Mediterranean, travelling through Europe, or exploring Australia in a caravan? The flexibility in today’s job market, driven by the remote working revolution, has made it possible for many to...[Read More]

Embrace the Journey: Turning Passions into Skills and Career Opportunities

25 July

Starting something new is an exhilarating yet daunting experience. Whether it’s pursuing a passion, learning an instrument, diving into mechanics, or mastering a trade, the journey is as rewarding as the destination. Taking that first step to...[Read More]

Planning for retirement in the modern world

25 July

To prepare for retirement, there’s forced savings in the form of social security, such as superannuation. Other options to arrange for a secure financial future are savings in the bank, investments and insurance. These days, preparing for...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The rise of populism and bigger government – what it means for investors

25 July

Key points – The continuing rise of populism globally – as evident in recent European elections and in the US with Trump and the Republican party – is signalling an ongoing shift away from economic rationalist policies in favour of greater...[Read More]

Hints on state of economy as cost relief kicks in

25 July

Experts will scour the first trickle of financial data for early clues on the state of Australia’s economy since tax relief kicked in. The purchasing managers’ indexes for the manufacturing and services sectors land this week, as pay packets...[Read More]

Pump and dump share scheme ‘tried to rig stock prices’

24 July

An alleged scheme to artificially inflate share prices before selling the stock has been busted by the financial regulator. Participants in the alleged “pump and dump” scheme face up to 15 years behind bars and fines of more than $1 million,...[Read More]

Energy suppliers use cold snap to fire up power prices

24 July

Power producers chasing profits during a cold snap have stoked wholesale electricity price rises in recent months, according to the latest data. Wholesale electricity prices have increased across all regions except Queensland as more expensive gas...[Read More]

Tax breaks on ‘big, dumb’ utes cost the public $250m

24 July

Australian taxpayers lost out on a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue in 2023 thanks to a generous tax loophole for “big, dumb” American-style utes, a report says. Large utes such as those made by Chevrolet and Ram are being subsidised as...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 19/7/24

23 July

Global share markets mostly fell over the last week with tech stocks remaining under pressure, US political uncertainty starting to creep in, a lack of new stimulus from the Third Plenum in China and profit taking after markets reached record...[Read More]

Navigating the intricacies of family Law: Why professional guidance is essential

18 July

Family law is a highly sensitive niche that profoundly impacts the lives of individuals and families.  Given its intricate nature, seeking professional advice is paramount to effectively navigating its complexities.  Here, we explore some trending...[Read More]

What you need to know about home improvement

18 July

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

A comprehensive guide to managing personal finances

18 July

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices. Many adults worry about the...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 12/7/24

18 July

Share markets rose again over the last week with new highs in US, Japanese and Australian shares as expectations for Fed rate cuts were reinforced by comments from Fed Chair Powell and soft US inflation data and uncertainty about the impact of the...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian shares at new record highs – is it sustainable?

18 July

Key points – With Australian shares reaching a new record high we have revised up our slightly our expectations for the ASX 200 this year (from 7900 to 8100) reflecting prospects for lower interest rates globally and eventually in Australia...[Read More]

Online shopping spree despite cost-of-living crisis

18 July

Online retail therapy is still booming despite the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on Australian wallets. Even with inflation leading to more expensive groceries, interest rates remaining high and wages staying relatively stagnant,...[Read More]