Financial News That Matters

A big weekend politically coming up but how does it affect us?

In Queensland we go to the polls on the 31st of October. The Labor government has the advantage that all state governments have during this pandemic (let’s exclude Victoria for the moment) with daily press conferences and a press that really isn’t interested in anything but Covid19 news.

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Budget 20-21

Well that is definitely a big spending budget!

Watching the budget live, you could have been forgiven for being a little confused watching our supposedly ‘fiscally responsible’ Liberal National Party coalition throwing out buckets of money.

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IFA Excellence Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that both RFS Advice and retirement specialist Troy Theobald have been named as finalists in the ifa Excellence Awards for Client Servicing Company of the Year and Investment Adviser of the Year.  

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Planning for retirement?

Financial planning is a lifelong endeavour, and it’s important to be putting in place the strategies that suit your lifestyle, but with one eye on the future.

As you move through different life stages, your resources and risk tolerance will change. Saving for your retirement looks very different at age 30 compared to age 60.

Whether you are starting out or closer to retirement, here are three things to consider at each life stage to help you plan for a comfortable retirement.

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Australia is in Recession!

Yep, that was a forecast everyone got right!

Recently we spent a very productive hour with the Portfolio Managers for Bennelong’s Australian Equity fund.

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Let’s Talk About DEBT!

In my last blog I suggested listening to less news and true to my word I have been ‘restricting’ myself to the morning news only – maybe the papers on the weekend…

Thankfully the US elections have been crowding a little Covid information off the front page, though nothing really impressive to see there.

Two stats I will share with you that surprised me.  Queensland has not had a Covid19 case in ICU since 19th June and not had a death from Covid19 since the 18th of April.

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