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How much super should I have at my age?

April 15, 2019

We look at the average super balances for different age groups in Australia so you can see how your super savings compare. A healthy super balance can be a key ingredient in being able to live the life we want in retirement. But for many people, retirement is a long way off, and it can […]

Money Attitude: A health check for all the family

March 21, 2019

Have you ever thought about how the attitudes to money which you grew up with affect the way you spend and save today? Do you think your current financial situation is a result of what you heard, saw and learned growing up, either because you have tried to imitate, or to do the opposite, of […]

Scammers (aka thieves)

March 21, 2019

We need to be constantly aware of thieves using various technologies to attempt to scam us. Virtually all of us have received texts or emails from these people, aimed at extracting personal information and/or money from us. Any communication that looks even remotely suspect probably is suspect. We would like to give you a recent […]

Getting to Know Ida Lee

March 1, 2019

Getting to Know Ida Lee Ida Lee recently joined the Axios team on a permanent basis as Review Specialist. A familiar face to some of our clients, Ida has been working at Axios since May 2018, assisting while Marlene was away. Ida says that the fun, friendly and intimate team environment at Axios meant that […]

Protecting the invaluable: your guide to personal insurance

February 21, 2019

We all know or have heard of someone who sadly died before their time, leaving behind a young family – or suffered an unexpected diagnosis or injury and was unable to work for months or years. These stories are horrific – and the first thing that often comes to mind are, ‘was s/he covered?’. While […]

Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease!

February 21, 2019

One of our long-standing clients of over 20 years rang recently and made the following remark: “one of the things I have always liked and appreciated from you is that you explain things rationally and simply.  But you just sent me what I thought was a straight forward re-balancing of my portfolio……..and the report was […]

Review of 2018, outlook for 2019 – another cycle extension

January 10, 2019

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. The attached note provides a review of 2018 and what it meant for investors and takes a look at the outlook for 2019. The key points are as follows: 2018 saw reasonable global economic and profit growth and still low interest rates but it has been […]

Mini-Retirement – A modern day solution that lets us have our cake and eat it too!

January 10, 2019

Retirement may still be a while off, with the increasing cost of living, affordability and qualifying age shifting further away. What’s more, many resent the idea of working hard for years on end, to save for their ‘golden days’ which may not be as golden as hoped, as health and other physical limitations can prevent […]

Tis the season to be spending – or is it?

December 5, 2018

It’s so easy to get caught up in the consumer frenzy that takes hold during the season of good cheer, with the average Australian planning to spend $955 over the holiday season, according to ASIC’s Money Smart. A new movement of conscious giving is beginning to gain popularity – and for good reason. As depressing […]

Money can buy you happiness, you’re just spending it wrong

December 5, 2018

This is the view of Dr Michael Norton from Harvard Business School. Michael’s research indicates that money can indeed make you happy if you use it to buy experiences, time, or invest in others. Buying experiences – when we buy experiences, we don’t just buy the duration of that experience. Michael’s team’s research found that […]