Lifepath damper recipe for the camp fire

Brad’s damper recipe

The last month of autumn is nearly finished and the winter season will be nipping at our noses very soon. This is one of my favourite seasons to go out west and camp in the cold.  Disclaimer: I’m using the word camping very loosely. Most…
Healthy ageing through diet - LifePath financial planning

Healthy ageing through diet and exercise

The Australian Government’s Health Direct website recommends a balanced diet for seniors. This includes the normal advice about fruit and vegetables (five portions of vegetables and two portions of fruit a day), wholegrain varieties of bread,…
EOFY checklist by LifePath Financial Planning Brisbane

Your EOFY Checklist

Who doesn’t love the end of the financial year? Okay, so maybe sorting through a shoebox full of receipts isn’t your idea of fun, but don’t worry. With our handy checklist, you can take some of the headache out of tax time. You might even…
planning your financial future now

Your financial future starts now

They say every great journey begins with a single step — and yours is just beginning. Here’s how to get on the path to financial freedom at the same time. Every year, thousands of young Australians start one of the biggest journeys of their…
Fitness for life

Fitness for life

There are some important exercise guidelines to follow as you head into your 40s, 50s and beyond. And to enjoy the best health benefits, you need to make sure you’re doing fitness right. Once an elite Ironman athlete, Guy Leech is a living…
six steps to planning for aged care

Planning your aged care needs

The wave of older Australians will continue to grow over the coming decades. As such, we can no longer afford to ignore the issues around aged care with more than one million retirees already accessing aged care services in Australia. Planning…

Q&As: Answers to some common financial questions

Here are the answers to some common questions our LifePath advisers have recently been asked. Is your question here, too? Q: I have two employers who are both paying superannuation guarantee contributions. I am worried that these contributions…
in-home care options

Living independently: A look at in-home care options

Are you, or is someone you know, in need of aged care services but not quite ready to move into residential care? With a range of government programs and technological solutions available, many retirees are now able to get the support they need…
teaching kids about finances

Help your kids avoid the debt spiral

When you’re young and living life to the full, it can be tempting to see your credit card as a bottomless well of money. And faced with higher living costs than previous generations – not to mention the lure of online shopping – many young…
financially prepared this christmas

How to be financially prepared this Christmas

Think back to last Christmas and consider where the extra expenses came from. Was it petrol for the drive to the holiday destination? Gifts for new children in the extended family? Wine for the constant gatherings? And don’t forget the taxi…
winning the money mind games at EOFY

RAD versus DAP payment history

If you move into residential care, you may be asked to pay for accommodation. You can choose to pay a lump sum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP). RADs have been the most popular choice, but more and…
why do share markets move?

Why do share markets move so much?

When global financial markets become volatile, it’s natural for investors to get anxious about the potential impact on their investments. But before you start selling up your shares, it’s important to understand what causes these market…
What kind of investor are you?

What kind of investor are you?

No two investors are alike – we all have our own goals, investment timeframes and risk appetites. That’s why your financial adviser works with you one-on-one to understand your personal investment style and make sure your portfolio is the…
End of financial year checklist for individuals

Your End of Financial Year Checklist

The end of financial year has a way of creeping up and catching us unprepared. But this time you can be ready, with a to-do list of tasks that you can tick off as you go. For instance, now may be the perfect time to put a bit extra into your…
winning the money mind games at EOFY

Winning the Money Mind Games

Money and emotion are strongly connected. Purchases often mean something to us personally. They broadcast our identity. They make us feel special. They reward us for hard work. But in the background, behind our most basic reasons for spending…