Profits not matching your cash flow? Here’s 8 reasons why

It’s common for business owners to get frustrated that their bank account doesn’t seem to reflect their profits. It’s essential that you understand the difference between profit and cash, and why a high profit doesn’t necessarily result in more cash in your bank account, writes Brad Turville, director and business advisor at BJT Financial. A profitable … Read more

Using equity to buy an investment property

When it comes to investing in real estate, equity is a key concept to wrap your head around. The Successful Investor’s Michael Sloan explains what equity is, and how you can use it to your advantage. What is equity? Equity is the difference between the current value of your home and how much you owe on it. … Read more

Prepare for successful buying in 2023

If you’re planning to take advantage of lower property prices and buy in 2023, now’s the time to get organised. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, move to a different house or invest, you’ll still face competition to secure your dream home, so being ready to move quickly is paramount. A big part … Read more

Recovering from a natural disaster

If you’ve lost your home or business after a natural disaster, you don’t have to go it alone. Follow these steps to start your recovery. Important: Government help for natural disasters Call Services Australia on 180 22 66 or visit Get help to make a recovery plan Recovering from a natural disaster will take time. There are … Read more

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing

Find out what ESG investing is and how it works. So you can choose investments that match your goals and values. What ESG means ESG investing is when a fund considers sustainability (including environmental, social and governance factors) to inform their investment strategy. There is a growing demand for ESG investing, also known as sustainable … Read more

Making the most of your super limits

Getting more money into superannuation is a proven way of building wealth to spend in retirement. Ongoing contributions from your employer over the course of your working life, and potentially extra contributions made by you, can make a huge difference to your super balance over the long term as your account balance continues to grow. … Read more

Market volatility: defined and explained

What is volatility? Volatility is an investment term that describes when a market or security experiences periods of unpredictable, and sometimes sharp, price movements. People often think about volatility only when prices fall, however volatility can also refer to sudden price rises too. How is volatility calculated? Volatility measures price movements over a specified period. … Read more