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The financial effects of divorce after 50

With Australians marrying later in life and staying married for longer, the median age of divorce has risen over the last 20 years. It now stands at 46.7 years for males and 43.7 years for females. Couples who remain together into their 50s experience a lower divorce rate than younger...

⚠️ Scam Alert – June edition

Malware Office Suite “You get what you pay for,” and this week’s scam is no exception. Cybercriminals are distributing a “free” pirated version of Microsoft Office across torrenting websites. The catch is that it’s actually malware. If you download and install it, the malware can begin harvesting your personal data....

Scam Alert – Government Phishing

Cybercriminals like to manipulate people into acting on impulse because anyone can fall for this trick, even government officials. In this week’s scam, a Russian hacking group is targeting members of the Polish government with an enticing phishing email. The email contains a link that claims to provide information about...

Proactive superannuation planning: what you need to be aware of before June 30

As a small business owner, juggling multiple responsibilities is the norm. With June 30 fast approaching, understanding superannuation can save you a lot of headaches and potentially a lot of money. Let’s dive into the key aspects of superannuation you need to be aware of before the end of the...

Super savings for women

Ask any woman juggling career, home and family and she’ll tell you it’s a hard slog. Yet as retirement looms, dreams of enjoying the rewards of all that work are shattered as the retirement savings don’t support the vision. According to an inquiry into Women’s Economic Security in Retirement entitled...

⚠️ Scam Alert – May edition

Cheaters never win Cybercriminals often find creative ways to spread malware, and this recent scam is no exception. They are posting malicious links in the comment sections of video gaming websites and forums. If you click on one of the links, it will download a .zip file for a program...

⚠️ Scam Alert – April edition

Scams that occur over text messaging are called smishing scams. This week, cybercriminals are using smishing to target motorists. They send a fake text message claiming that you have a toll due for driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The toll is not for a large amount, but the message says...

Market crashes: The good, the bad and the ugly

Just as night follows day, it seems part of the regular cycle of the world’s share markets that downturns and falling prices follow good times and rising prices. The impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic was typical of such downturns, prompting a 35 per cent sell off in world share...

How to avoid property investment failure

There is an old saying that no investment is as safe as a bricks and mortar investment, but is that really the case or is it something that we just like to believe, spurred on by what appears to be the never-ending increase in property prices? While it’s easy to...

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