Financial strategies

Bonds lose lustre as rates rise

With Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalling that US official rates could soon rise, now's the time to review the merits of bond and other fixed interest fund investments....

Daryl Dixon, 27 November 2016, The Canberra Times

New playing field for investment

With the election outcome settled, investors can plan ahead with greater certainty, at least until the next election. For younger and even middle-aged taxpayers, accumulating large...

Daryl Dixon, 17 July 2016, The Canberra Times

Tactics to reduce tax bill

While higher income taxpayers don't know whether the budget proposal to lower tax bills on those earning $80,000 or more annually will be legislated, claiming tax deductions this year could result in larger tax savings.

Daryl Dixon, 29 May 2016, The Canberra Times

It's not the time to buy off the plan

Buying apartments off-the-plan involves construction risks and uncertainty about the quality of the finished product. Unhappy purchasers have limited recourse to protect their...

Daryl Dixon, 17 April 2016, The Canberra Times

Higher gearing encouraged

While all the attention is now on Labor's proposal to limit negative gearing deductions to newly constructed properties, its proposal to tax 75 per cent of all capital gains on...

Daryl Dixon, 28 February 2016

Rising school fees - tips and strategies to pay them

Annual tuition costs can be up to $35,000 for the most expensive high schools in Sydney and Melbourne. Fees at many private schools in those cities are between $20,000 and $30,000....

Nerida Cole, 15 February 2016, ASX

The magic of the mortgage offset account

Financial deregulation and keen competition between lenders have greatly expanded the options available to borrowers. Among the many improvements is the widespread availability of mortgage offset accounts.

Daryl Dixon, 23 October 2015, The Age

Don’t set-and-forget super: what you need to know

Super is a large and important part of the remuneration of any public servant. But in the changing workplace, it’s no longer a set-and-forget investment. Your super may need...

Nerida Cole, 15 October 2015, The Mandarin

Super check: diverse careers require flexible funds

Career paths in the public sector are changing significantly as the traditional demarcation lines between government and private sector have blurred.  Modern public servants could...

Nerida Cole, 8 October 2015, The Mandarin

Three steps to freedom for the freshly single

The breakdown of a long-term relationship can be emotionally and financially devastating. After agreeing the terms of a financial settlement, setting new financial goals can feel like...

Nerida Cole, 2 October 2015, Sydney Morning Herald

Share

Want to keep informed?

Receive regular insights on a range of financial and investment topics.

Daryl and Nerida’s ABC Nightlife dates for 2017

Daryl Dixon and Nerida Cole will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2017 accompanied by new show host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program on Tuesdays 10.00pm on the following dates to hear Daryl and Nerida discuss the latest topics in super and the economy:

  • Tuesday 17 January 2017
  • Tuesday 14 March 2017
  • Tuesday 2 May 2017
  • Tuesday 13 June 2017
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Tuesday 5 December 2017

Listen to past episodes