Articles by Aaron McCracken

Bonds – Diversifying your Investment Portfolio

January 28th, 2022

Diversity – no matter the size and scale of a portfolio or an investor’s level of experience, diversity in an investment portfolio is often the key to managing risk and long-term success in creating wealth. In the face of a global pandemic, share markets present volatility and uncertainty, not something investors typically look for. Forread more

How Much Income do you Need to Retire Comfortably?

November 17th, 2021

Many Australians seem to have a pretty good idea of the lifestyle they want to enjoy when they retire. For some it’s a brand-new caravan to set off around the country. For others, it’s having enough in the bank to add a workshop out the back and start making things. Maybe your vision for retirementread more

Embracing Holistic Personal Future Planning

October 6th, 2021

For better or for worse, people tend to focus on their financial position and material goods when planning for their future – “I want to have $x in the bank by the time I’m 45”; “I want three investment properties on the go before I retire”; “If I’m not earning six-figures in the next fiveread more

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): Another Blockchain Bubble?

April 6th, 2021

In the world of cryptocurrency, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, it may seem that a new way of doing things emerges every 5 minutes. Conversations around the long-term validity of Bitcoin and the like certainly won’t be going away any time soon, so it stands to reason that Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) should be subject toread more

Is it Time to Review Your Personal Insurance Policies?

September 25th, 2020

In a year of ups and downs (perhaps mostly downs), people have naturally started thinking about what they would do if something happened to them. Whether that’s getting sick, suffering a long-term injury or disability, losing their job, or worse – it’s important to know that you and your family will be looked after. That’sread more

Your Investments in the Coronavirus Economy

March 4th, 2020

The recent outbreak and subsequent spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown a spanner into the works when it comes to the global stock market. Concern from investors around the stability of global markets, the severe impact of COVID-19 on the Chinese economy, and what it all means for the value of their portfolio has ledread more

Cognitive Biases in Investment – and how to Mitigate their Effects

August 23rd, 2019

When it comes to investment, fluctuations in prices, the availability of information and volatile economic conditions all play a part in the decisions that investors make. Behind all of this, though, is a whole suite of cognitive biases that sometimes lead to poor investment decisions. Simply put, a cognitive bias is a natural, hard-wired, systematicread more

Your Superannuation: How might a change in government impact your nest egg?

February 6th, 2019

The next federal election is just around the corner, and if the opinion polls are anything to go by, it seems as if we’ll have a Labor government in power by May. With that in mind, let’s have a look at Labor’s proposed amendments to superannuation laws in the upcoming financial year. Non-concessional (after-tax) contributionsread more

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