Money Conversations With Your Children

It’s hard for many of us to talk about money. Money conversations can be stressful and awkward, and you may be tempted to just stay mum on the subject. However, it’s vital that you pass financial wisdom on to your kids, even when they’re adults. It’s important to teach them about money growing up, but…

The Best Investment Lies Between Your Ears

To achieve great investment results as opposed to acceptable it is critical to understand what long term means. So many investors, especially in recent times, are treating long term investing as up to five years because of market noise, resulting in switching in and out of funds instead of remaining invested for at least seven…

The Ins and Outs of Donations Tax

Have you been the lucky recipient of a gift or donation from a generous family member of friend? Perhaps they struck it lucky on the Lotto and decided to share their winnings with you! Or maybe you’re the giving type and have donated cash, shares or even property to someone you felt deserved a little…

The First Nine Months of 2017

As we start the last quarter of 2017, it is interesting to have a quick review of the first 3 quarters of the year. The table below reflects the return across the main local asset classes for the year broken down per calendar quarter. Despite the heightened perceived level of risk, the local share market…