Autumn has arrived after a urry of economic data on the home front during February. The company reporting season for the six months to December was extremely positive overall, con rming that corporate Australia is in good shape.
If 2016 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as the next US President surprised the pundits and markets alike. Markets generally hate surprises, yet in the closing weeks of the year so-called ‘Trump trades’ pushed shares, bond yields and the US dollar.
On Tuesday 3 May 2016, the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison put forward a number of proposed changes, mainly around contributions to superannuation and taxation, in his budget speech. Here’s a brief roundup of what the 2016-17 Federal Budget proposals could mean for you.
It doesn’t have to be the stuff of dreams. There are several strategies that could help you pay off your home loan sooner. And it doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing the things you love doing today. The first step towards paying off your home sooner is to understand your loan—how much you owe, how much you are paying and what other financial commitments you have. Once you know where you stand you can start getting smarter with your loan.