Introducing a new “News Page” template: It’s a free upgrade for all

This is another big upgrade to complement the launch of our new email design templates that we launched back in March 2022. For a limited time, we are offering our newly created FeedsyWeb "News Page" upgrade free to all current clients currently using Feedsy and to...[Read More]

Tips for meaningful Christmas experiences with family and friends

5 Tips for Meaningful Christmas Experiences With Family and Friends Christmas is a well-loved holiday people look forward to, but it’s also a time when there seem to be endless to-do lists, presents to buy, and parties to attend. In the end, most of us are left...[Read More]

Tips to save money this Christmas

5 Tips to Save Money This Christmas Christmas always brings with it a certain warmth and cheer, and yet these days, a lot of people are feeling the pinch financially. As Christmas approaches, people consider all the items they need to buy for friends and family....[Read More]

Financial management when we lose a loved one

Financial Management When a Loved One Dies Losing a loved one is probably one of the most stressful events one will ever go through in life. It will leave you feeling distraught and devastated, so sorting out their finances is the last thing you’d be concerned about....[Read More]

Most common financial mistakes

The 5 Most Common Financial Mistakes It’s easy to make mistakes with money, especially if you’re unaware of how dire the consequences of your actions could be. Here, we’ll look at some of the most common financial mistakes people commit that frequently result in...[Read More]

Teaching kids about money at every age

Teaching Kids About Money to Cultivate Good Financial Habits It’s every parent’s dream to secure their children’s future. Of course, not everyone has the wealth required to do this, and the next best thing you could do as a parent is to teach them how to budget...[Read More]

Five ways to help protect yourself and your business from a cyber attack

The recent cyber attacks on Optus and Medibank Private compromised personal information from around 14 million customer accounts. At the same time, companies including Uber, Telstra’s staff rewards program and wine dealer Vinomofo were also under attack. Cybercrime...[Read More]

How your business can prepare for the next climate catastrophe

The news of another La Niña has many businesses concerned, especially those in eastern Australia, many of which are still struggling to get up and running following this year’s previous catastrophes. Disasters such as fires and floods have a horrendous impact on...[Read More]

How Your Memory Works — and Why Forgetting Is Totally OK [TED Talk Video]

  Have you ever misplaced something you were just holding? Completely blanked on a famous actor’s name? Walked into a room and immediately forgot why? Neuroscientist Lisa Genova digs into two types of memory failures we regularly experience — and reassures us...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – medium term inflation pressures & implications for investors

Key points – The surge in inflation should start to reverse next year. – However, five structural trends suggest higher medium term inflation pressures than pre-pandemic. These are: a move away from economic rationalist policies; the reversal of globalisation;...[Read More]

Push to boost Australian manufacturing

Australia will pour billions of dollars into quantum technology, robotics and clean energy generation and storage in a push to boost the local manufacturing industry. Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic will introduce legislation on Wednesday to establish a $15...[Read More]

Consumer sentiment lifts for third week

Consumer confidence has ticked up for the third week in a row but cost of living pressures mean sentiment is still below historical averages. The 1.8 per cent uplift in overall confidence as sampled by ANZ and Roy Morgan was led by a spike in the measurement of...[Read More]

Tax reforms flagged for housing crisis fix

The federal government is being urged to put negative gearing and capital gains tax discount reforms back on the agenda to ease Australia’s housing crisis. With his hometown of Hobart featuring the least affordable rents in the country, independent MP Andrew Wilkie...[Read More]

Rent affordability down across all cities

RENTAL AFFORDABILITY INDEX The Rental Affordability Index is issued once a year by SGS Economics, National Shelter, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Beyond Bank. KEY FINDINGS * Rental affordability has plummeted in every capital city in 2022, with regional areas hit even...[Read More]

Monthly inflation falls to 6.9 per cent

The monthly consumer price index fell to 6.9 per cent in October after hitting 7.3 per cent the month before. Recently introduced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to supplement the main quarterly index, the monthly measure of price pressures remains high and well...[Read More]

Banks stronger now than in GFC: RBA

The financial sector is stronger than during the global financial crisis, making it less likely markets will again suffer the severe shock that sent the world into an economic meltdown. Senior Reserve Bank of Australia official Jonathan Kearns says reforms introduced...[Read More]

Minister confident of states energy deal

Industry Minister Ed Husic remains confident state and territory leaders will agree to plans to help bring down the price of coal. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will meet with state and territory counterparts next Wednesday, where plans to lower energy costs will be...[Read More]

India free trade gets new year green light

India has ticked off its part of the free trade agreement with Australia, setting up the agreement to come into force by the start of the new year. Australia’s parliament passed the Indian and British free trade agreements last week but they need to pass the...[Read More]

Call to cap the ‘out-of-control’ gas market in Australia

Resources Minister Madeleine King says a cap on gas prices is an option, as the government seeks to finalise a policy to drive down energy bills. The Australian Council of Social Service says regulation of the market is needed to ease the “crushing” cost of living...[Read More]

Workplace law overhaul comes to a head

Laws aimed at getting wages moving are coming to a head with the government pledging to put upward pressure on pay packets as soon as possible. Trade Minister Don Farrell said workers would be in a much better position when new workplace laws pass, that would give them...[Read More]

Microba soars on ‘transformational’ deal

Shares in a small-cap gut-health diagnostic and treatment company have soared after a global lab testing and pathology company took a one-fifth stake. Sonic Healthcare is paying $17.8 million for a 19.99 per cent stake in Microba Life Sciences and is seeking an option...[Read More]