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.
In the last half a century, the average life expectancy of both women and men in Australia has continued to rise and rise - from around 74 years old to 84 years old [https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/life-expectancy-death/deaths-in-australia/contents/life-expectancy].
The number of people hitting the incredible 100-year-old mark is also on the rise and this poses a serious problem for many people. Most notably, how to fund your life after retirement.
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.
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.
Around 76% of retirees in Australia rely on Age Pension currently and the rules are about to change. For the worse!
With the Government running up budget deficits, a wave of baby boomers about to retire — at the rate of almost 5,000 per week — and the fact our life expectancy is predicted to get longer, this is hardly surprising. But the impact on retirees is going to be significant.
Investing for Yield means you are seeking income from your investment strategy.
There are several reasons why this may be a great strategy, but fundamentally it always needs to tie back to your specific investment objectives. For example, it is typical for retirees to invest for yield given they need their investments to provide income to meet their living needs.
Home ownership has been a much-debated topic recently through numerous media outlets.
Although the broader debate is about how hard it is for Gen Ys and Millennials to be able to buy their first home, through this article I’d like to highlight the importance of owning your own home outright before entering into retirement. I was recently interviewed by The New Daily to provide some tips for pre-retirees and retirees to consider for the ownership of their last home.
Over the past 10 years the rules to Centrelink have changed considerably. They are set to change again in January 2017 (read our article 'Changes to the Age Pension rules — will you be affected?' on this change), however many people nearing retirement don’t understand how Centrelink may fit into their retirement plan.