Wall street’s confidence stirred but not completely shaken

Published: April 16, 2018

10 April 2018  Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management                               US shares vs Sentix investor confidence                           Sources: Federal Reserve, St Louis and Datastream   […]

Read more

Women get frank about finance

Published: April 13, 2018

More than half of Australian women feel in control of their finances, but many are concerned about their savings and are missing out on valuable opportunities to boost their superannuation, according to new research released by MLC. The all-female study revealed just 57 per cent of women across the country feel in control of their […]

Read more

A Will isn’t always the only way

Published: April 9, 2018

You would have heard the saying ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. This statement is usually used to encourage people who are losing enthusiasm for a task or goal. But it also reflects the way many people feel about estate planning. They think that so long as you have a Will, you have a […]

Read more

CHART OF THE WEEK: A SHOPPING LIST OF REASONS FOR AUSTRALIA’S SOFT RETAIL SPENDING

Published: April 9, 2018

4 April 2018 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management Australian nominal retail spending Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics   Australian retail spending has struggled over recent years. For the year to February 2018, retail spending only increased by 3% (black line). This is soft spending growth compared to the average 4% […]

Read more

Millions of multiple super accounts erode savings

Published: March 14, 2018

One of the simplest ways to make your retirement savings more efficient and less costly is to get rid of needless multiple super accounts. The vast majority of super fund members with multiple accounts unnecessarily pay multiple sets of fund administration fees and insurance premiums. These extra costs compound over time to eat away at […]

Read more

Got post-holiday debt lag?

Published: February 14, 2018

Get out of debt and back in control of your finances with our simple money tips. Have a plan to pay down your travel debt If your debt is on a credit card, work out how much extra you can put towards your card and crunch the numbers using our credit card calculator. You will […]

Read more

Why your chances of a pay increase could finally be improving

Published: February 12, 2018

With 2018 now underway, many Australians may have noted ‘pay increase’ in their new years’ resolutions list. While the economic conditions over the past few years may not been ideal for having successful conversations with your boss around remuneration, MLC’s Senior Economist Bob Cunneen explains how changing economic factors could lead to an improving environment […]

Read more