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China Evergrande collapse

The press has been filled with stories about the fate of the second largest Chinese property developer.  Most of those stories have missed the...

Federal Government Budget 2021/22

The Australian Federal Government released their budget for the 2022 financial year last Tuesday....
  • Nigel Janson
  • May 17, 2021

AustralianSuper

We have recently been approved by AustralianSuper to give advice to their clients.  Unlike...
  • Nigel Janson
  • May 10, 2021

Financial Adviser workforce set to halve by 2023

This was in the news last week. A large number of Financial Advisers are...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 21, 2021

Buying Real Estate

I have recently purchased an apartment and found it to be an incredibly stressful,...
  • Nigel Janson
  • March 22, 2021

Financial Stress

There is no doubt that the disruption & uncertainty caused by Covid has triggered...
  • Nigel Janson
  • February 25, 2021

GameStop Market Mayhem

On 8 January GameStop shares closed at $17.69. They hit $40 the following week,...
  • Nigel Janson
  • February 5, 2021

New Year’s resolution: Savings Plan

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to save money but without a plan, most...
  • Nigel Janson
  • January 27, 2021

Life Insurance Review

‘Protecting Your Super’ Reforms On 1 July 2019, the government made new rules for...
  • Nigel Janson
  • January 4, 2021

Dover Heights Ponzi Scheme

Melissa Caddick disappeared from her Dover Heights home on 12 November and subsequently it...
  • Nigel Janson
  • December 23, 2020

Biden wins US Presidential election

On Saturday, Biden’s lead in the vote count for the US state of Pennsylvania...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 10, 2020

Superannuation Advice Case Study

Retirement shouldn’t hang over anyone’s head as a frightening prospect. The current gender gap...
  • Nigel Janson
  • October 26, 2020

Shonky Property Guru or the real deal?

On Friday, I met up with a friend and asked him what he was...
  • Nigel Janson
  • September 18, 2020

The Ticking Time Bomb of SMSF

SMSF is by far and away the most popular type of Superannuation fund with...
  • Nigel Janson
  • September 10, 2020

Marketing Strategies for Lawyers

Most legal services are transactional and a lot of clients will only use your...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 26, 2020

Investment Outlook August 2020

We started the new financial year in optimistic spirits but the second wave in...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 19, 2020

Market Review July 2020

The first 7.5 months of the 2019/2020 financial year were benign with the Australian...
  • Nigel Janson
  • July 17, 2020

5 Bad Financial Decisions Doctors make

Not planning out your cashflow All professional services firms have an issue with work...
  • Nigel Janson
  • June 24, 2020

5 Bad Financial Decisions Barristers make

Not planning out your cashflow All professional services firms have an issue with work...
  • Nigel Janson
  • June 24, 2020

Is now the right time to buy a new car?

I received a call the other day from my friendly BMW Sydney salesperson offering...
  • Nigel Janson
  • June 4, 2020

How to invest in the time of Corona viruses?

Many people have described the economic and medical problems caused by COVID-19 as unprecedented. ...
  • Nigel Janson
  • May 8, 2020

The 7 best sources of Government support

Jobkeeper wage subsidy The federal government will subsidise employee salaries of $750 per week...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 27, 2020

The market has crashed, now what?

The Australian sharemarket has fallen by 25% since the start of the year as...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 9, 2020

7 Tips for Retirees to manage their money during the COVID-19 crisis

Access to cash Depending on your sources of income you may have minimal to...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 2, 2020

7 Tips for Professionals to manage their money during the COVID-19 crisis

Access to cash Depending on your area of specialisation you might be working like...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 2, 2020

7 Tips for People in their 40’s to manage their money during the COVID-19 crisis

Access to cash Depending on your job you might be working like a slave...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 2, 2020

Coping with Financial Crisis

Covid-19 coronavirus Financial Impact Qantas announced this morning that they were ceasing the majority...
  • Nigel Janson
  • March 19, 2020

Coronavirus

Covid-19 coronavirus impact The first known case of a new SARS like coronavirus occurred...
  • Nigel Janson
  • March 16, 2020

Market Update 2 March 2020

Projected market rates of return. The Australian sharemarket delivered a total return of 23.77%...
  • Nigel Janson
  • March 2, 2020

Welcome to 2020

We are already a month into the new year and a lot has happened...
  • Nigel Janson
  • January 29, 2020

3 money mistakes to avoid when you are in your 30’s

I read this story online: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/money-mistakes-to-avoid-in-your-30s.html It made me reflect on my own experience...
  • Nigel Janson
  • January 23, 2020

5 Ways for you to take Climate Action

We have raging bushfires, terrible air pollution and severe water restrictions. Maybe summer will...
  • Nigel Janson
  • December 14, 2019

Recency Effect

Why do Investors often buy high and sell low? This is the opposite of...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 27, 2019

Are your affairs in order?

I was scrolling through Stan looking for a new TV series to watch the...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 15, 2019

Responsible Investments

Options for Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Investments The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 11, 2019

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Day As a child growing up in country Victoria we celebrated the...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 5, 2019

How do I make my house more environmentally sustainable?

How do I make my house more environmentally sustainable? (and save money in the...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 1, 2019

How do I start a savings plan for my Children?

There are 4 basic options: Save into a bank account Contribute to a managed...
  • Nigel Janson
  • November 1, 2019

Seniors Health Card

If you are over Age Pension Age but do not qualify for any payments...
  • Nigel Janson
  • October 11, 2019

Economic Update

Last week the reserve bank made a decision to reduce the official short term...
  • Nigel Janson
  • October 10, 2019

Can’t survive on $200k Salary

Australian Federal politicians currently receive a minimum salary of $211,000 before tax. That’s $5,334...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 22, 2019

How much Superannuation should I have at age 40?

The answer depends on 4 things: The number of years remaining until your desired...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 15, 2019

How much Superannuation should I have at age 50?

The answer depends on 4 things: The number of years remaining until your desired...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 15, 2019

Planning for retirement and need to start thinking about budgeting?

Australian Federal politicians currently receive a minimum salary of $211,000 before tax.  That’s $5,334...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 15, 2019

Now retired and need to start living on a budget?

Australian Federal politicians currently receive a minimum salary of $211,000 before tax.  That’s $5,334...
  • Nigel Janson
  • August 15, 2019

1 July 2019: What does the New financial year mean for high income professionals?

Written and accurate as at: 12 Jul 2019 With the ushering in of a...
  • Nigel Janson
  • July 12, 2019

1 July 2019: What does the New financial year mean for Retirees?

Written and accurate as at: 12 Jul 2019 With the ushering in of a...
  • Nigel Janson
  • July 12, 2019

1 July 2019: What does the New financial year mean for people planning for retirement?

Written and accurate as at: 12 Jul 2019 With the ushering in of a...
  • Nigel Janson
  • July 12, 2019

Economic Update

Australia Annual CPI 1.3% Annual GDP Growth 2.3% Quarterly GDP  Growth 0.3% Unemployment rate...
  • Nigel Janson
  • June 15, 2019

2019 Budget: The ‘Back in Black, Pre-Election’ Proposed Measures

Written and accurate as at: 2 April 2019 The 2019-20 Federal Budget was delivered on 2...
  • Nigel Janson
  • April 2, 2019

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