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Walk on water

Walk on water

This week when delivering the 2018-19 Queensland State Budget, the treasurer Jackie Trad took a walk on water. Nothing would deter her delivering a budget full of billions of promises. All the treasurer, premier and the Labor government must do now is to follow her […]

In your interest

In your interest

It is in your interest to know what is going on with your bank accounts. Not only bank accounts but all your financial interests. While some people trust financial advisers and accountants it is always in your interest to check any documents they give you […]

Royal commission into the financial services industry

Royal commission into the financial services industry

The Royal Commission into the financial services industry has uncovered serious dishonest behaviour by the banks, financial planners and other financial institutions. The fraudulent behaviour in the financial services industry is very disturbing. Charging people a few years after they have died; poor advice from […]

Making money

Making money

Most of us are out and about making money. If we are not working or unable to work then we need to work out how we can make the most of the money we have. It is easy enough to spend money. It is wise […]

Super slippery slide

Super slippery slide

It seems like the global economy is heading for uncertain times gives the Brexit situation and the question I asked is “are we on a super slippery slide economically”? If you are reading this and don’t know what ‘Brexit’ means just turn on your television […]

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

I made a decision in January this year to write a “Frugal Frieda” post each month. Life has been busy and I missed the month of May altogether! Now it is June and getting close to the end of the financial year Frugal Frieda has […]

Reverse mortgage warning

Reverse mortgage warning

A Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan enables Senior Australians over 60 years to access the equity in their home as security to borrow money. This can be taken as a regular income stream, a lump sum, a line of credit or […]

Super Snoop

Super Snoop

If you have super perhaps you would like to join me in being a “super snoop”.  It is not advisable to turn a blind eye to what is going on with your super and leave it only to the “experts”. If you are like me […]

Mid-Year Budget Review

Mid-Year Budget Review

Last week it was time for a mid-year budget review of our household income and expenses. The Federal Government calls it their Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). I am calling this My EFO (My economic and fiscal outlook). My budget strategy for the […]