All posts by: Makayla Tink

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Federal Budget 2024/25

May 15, 2024

The Federal Budget has been released, and for the current financial year, it is once again in surplus, albeit by a smaller margin than last year: $9.3 billion.This is better than the deficit which was forecast in last year’s budget. However, forecasts are showing four consecutive deficits beyond this financial year, which are estimated to […]

There’s a never-ending cast of characters out in the world who have big opinions on the direction of financial markets. They might run their own newsletters or even their own funds. A number of them are permanently bearish. It’s a way of life and they can’t see things any other way (or their wallets don’t […]

Financial Control

February 1, 2024

The term financial control generally evokes a weaker party being controlled by a stronger one. This might be in a relationship where one partner controls the finances and all financial decisions despite the other one wanting to be involved. There’s also the instance of control where it overlaps with elder abuse. Here a stronger party, […]

Economic Overview Q4 was a very positive end to the year, and despite the gloomy outlook many had for 2023 it was a fruitful one for investors who maintained a bias towards growth in their portfolios. Inflation continued to moderate in the US, while economic growth held up, continuing to defy any recession forecasts. Despite […]

Moving into residential aged care can be a stressful period with complicated rules, family conflicts and rushed timeframes. This can easily lead to mistakes, which can be costly and difficult to rectify. This article highlights three common mistakes and tips to avoid the traps 1. Rushing your decision The biggest expense you will face is […]