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Rising US interest rates, trade wars, the US midterm election results, etc – should investors be worried?

Key points – It’s still too early to be sure that last month’s pullback in shares is over but we remain of the view that it was not the start of a deep bear market and that the trend in […]

Is this your year to retire?

Is this your year to retire? If you’ve got retirement in your sights this year, we’ve got the ultimate checklist to help you retire in style. Discover how to prepare for this exciting new chapter in your life, safe in […]

Ditch hedge funds and go passive – Buffett

Warren Buffett says his winning 10-year bet on a simple index proves investment returns delivered by active investment experts don’t justify their fees. For most of the 21st century, active investment managers have been losing market share in retail investment […]

2018-19 Federal Budget

2018-19 Federal Budget Here’s a roundup of some of the key proposals put forward in last week’s Federal Budget. We take a look at how they might affect your financial goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, […]

Managing Money Together by David & Libby Koch

David & Libby Koch have been married almost 39 years… these are their strategies for managing money as a couple. 1. HAVE NO MONEY SECRETS As soon as a couple is in a committed relationship they will declare their entire financial […]

Make the superannuation changes work for you

Amongst the raft of changes which swept through superannuation land on 1 July 2017, the most relevant to everyday working Australians might just be the simplification of rules surrounding tax deductibility of contributions. In short, most Australians can now claim […]

Michael’s Kokoda Trek

I landed in Port Moresby knowing this was going to be a very special experience to have with my four sons but one look at the ragged, rugged ranges had me questioning my decision to trek the Kokoda Track. We […]

How much can you afford to spend in retirement?

How much you can afford to spend in retirement is determined by a number of different factors including investment markets, your super balance and lifestyle. But is there more you can do to help yourself have a better retirement? Understanding […]

What is a TTR?

Transition to retirement income streams – How do they work? They allow you to withdraw up to 10% of your superannuation savings in the form of a pension without needing to stop work. Even if you’re nearing retirement age you […]

Michelle McGagh : My No Spend Year

Watch the TEDx Talk by Michelle McGagh about her No Spend Year

Life goals!

  Setting goals is important to living a good life. They’re a stake in the ground for what we’d like to achieve, not who we think we should be. They appeal to a part of us that’s aspirational, and aligns […]

Budget Breakdown

We realise you’ve probably been bombarded with Budget 2017 information so here’s a brief roundup of some of the key proposals that might affect your financial planning goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, building a career […]

Braised Beef Cheek & Bay Lasagne recipe

This recipe, by Charlotte Binns-McDonald, was found in this month’s Delicious magazine… 4 x 300g beef cheeks, trimmed 1 cup plain flour, seasoned ¼ cup olive oil 2 red onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked […]

The Generation Gap

From Gen Y to Gen X to the Boomers, are attitudes to finance really that different between the generations? The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) recently surveyed over a thousand Australians aged 20 to 65 and found a surprising […]

Build your super or pay off your home?

Super Contributions versus Home Loan Repayments. When it comes to deciding between super and your home loan there’s a lot to consider. If you’re paying off your home loan but you also understand the value in building up your super, […]

Horizon, Superannuation, Reform, Elodus

Superannuation changes on the horizon

Superannuation reform The Australian Government’s 2016 Federal Budget report and the subsequent changes that have been made to its plans surrounding superannuation reform passed through parliament house towards the end of last year. New regulations are now set to become […]

Managing your money

According to new research conducted by AMP as part of its Financial Wellness Report, less than one in two (48%) Australian’s are confident about their financial wellbeing – down from 54% in 2014. A further 25% of working Australians say […]

Look after your loved ones

Australians are living longer than ever before Recent studies show that life expectancy is sitting at an average of 82 years for both men and women born in the past decade. While we’re living longer on average, life can still […]

Trump v the market

While we don’t regularly promote the words of market commentators verbatim, we believe the article that follows perfectly encapsulates the message that Elodus has lived, breathed and reinforced over the last 12 years. We know this is true – it’s […]

Risks and Opportunities of the US elections

The US presidential election – set to conclude on the 8th November – has rapidly evolved into a fluid, fast moving landscape filled with political uncertainty. With the third and final presidential debate concluding earlier this month, opinion polls around […]

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