Financial strategies

Executive exit – planning in advance

If you're planning to step away from a high-end job you'll need to have a sound strategy...Read more

Nerida Cole, 13 August 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Upside to paying off the mortgage

Given the uncertainties surrounding government policies and future investment returns, there's understandable confusion concerning the best financial planning options...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 26 July 2015, The Canberra Times

Ensure fees don’t come at a premium

For years, Australians have paid for their life insurance advice through up-front commissions paid to a financial adviser by the insurance provider...Read more

Nerida Cole, 30 June 2015, The Age

Don't get bitten by snake oil sellers

Recent publicity about the plight of hundreds of managed investment scheme investors faced with losing their houses to pay off debts provides a timely warning to all geared investors...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 24 November 2014, The Canberra Times

Big threat facing your bank shares

Not unexpectedly, speculation arising from the Murray Financial System Inquiry about substantial increases in the capital reserve requirements for our banks has unsettled both domestic and overseas share investors...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 17 November 2014, The Canberra Times

How to use your family ties to build assets

In building family wealth there are several long-established initiatives investors can take to find success. There are also some pathways that would make a lot of sense but just now our investment regulations block the way. Today I want to look at a range of ideas...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 3 November 2014, The Australian (subscription required)

Positive solutions to the negative gearing issue

The ongoing negative gearing policy debate mirrors the situation of Henry Lawson’s and Slim Dusty’s Middleton’s Rouseabout who ends up owning the station because he has no ideas. Hopefully the next Treasury leader will switch the debate to real budget crisis issues...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 20 October 2014, The Australian (subscription required)

Investment needs to be encouraged

Long gone are the days when senior bureaucrats made and kept their decisions behind closed doors. Now we have jawboning and public attempts to influence commercial and investment decisions. Judging from recent statements...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 October 2014, The Canberra Times

Time right to dip into Future Fund for unfunded super liabilities

Since its inception in May 2006, the Future Fund, set up to help finance unfunded superannuation liabilities, has increased by 6.8 per cent a year and now stands at more than $97 billionRead more

Daryl Dixon, 5 June 2014, The Canberra Times

Time right to dip into Future Fund for unfunded super liabilities

Since its inception in May 2006, the Future Fund, set up to help finance unfunded superannuation liabilities, has increased by 6.8 per cent a year and now stands at more than $97 billion...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 June 2014, The Canberra Times

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ABC Nightlife dates for 2020

Nerida Cole and Ishara Rupasinghe will once again appear on ABC Nightlife Radio throughout 2020 accompanied by host Philip Clark.

Tune into the program to hear Nerida and Ishara discuss the latest topics in personal finance, super and the economy.