Since you can’t access your superannuation until you retire – which may be a long way off for some – it’s something many people tend to “set and forget”.
However, to ensure you have a comfortable retirement, investing in superannuation is essential.
Our team at Yield FP have crunched the numbers and have come up with some answers that include differences between our capital cities.
Why is good financial advice so important?
In today’s uncertain economy, correct financial advice is absolutely essential. It can even mean the difference between poverty and prosperity. From managing business expenses, to investments, to your superannuation, the household budget and more, properly managing your money can be overwhelming.
Though for the best part of 20 years it’s been a compelling city in property terms, there’s now a need for greater caution when investing here.
For the past two years, Melbourne enjoyed the status of being the second best-performing capital city for property, after decades of consistent stability. A different scenario is now emerging.
Melbourne still offers plenty of opportunities for real estate investment. However, there are also areas that represent greater risk, where your return could well fall short of your expectations.
So where are the best properties in Melbourne and how can you avoid high-risk locations and types of real estate?
After months of deliberation on when downsizer contributions will take effect, the day is almost here and it's time to gather all the information and find out if you are eligible for these new contributions. We've put together a guide explaining everything you need to know about the new law and what it means for you and your property. Keep reading to find out more.
Recently a marketing consultant we work with here at Yield Financial Planning referred his parents to us. Besides feeling like it was a vote of confidence in what we are doing, the consultant could clearly see, what we were providing through our financial planning services is what his parents were not receiving through the current financial advisor that was largely acting as an investment advisor.
After this insight I wanted to take the time to share my experience of what the difference is between holistic financial planning advice and investment advice.
If you are considering downsizing your home, it’s likely you are getting close to retirement or are already retired.
This is a smart strategy to explore and could well be the best decision, but it isn’t always and as with every financial decision, should be planned. Property decisions in particular should be planned as it is very expensive to buy and sell.
To help with the decision we’ve outlined the 6 essential considerations of downsizing.
One of the most rewarding things about being a financial adviser is seeing the positive impact an insurance policy can have on a family’s life.
That’s why I was particularly interested in the findings from a recent study that explored the impact the death of a parent has on children and the surviving parent, comparing the results between insured and uninsured households.
It's often while we're on holiday that the thought of owning a holiday home starts to seem like a good idea. This article explores 7 reasons why you might want to re-think the idea, or at least will allow you to make the purchase with a solid understanding of how you'll manage the potential pitfalls.
Often owning just one or two good quality properties long term can produce better outcomes than chasing short term gains by 'flipping' properties. Yield Financial Planning Managing Director James McFall looks at why holding good quality property for the long term could prove a better wealth creation strategy for your future.