About Econfinancial

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Econfinancial has created 10 blog entries.

Are we in a housing bubble?

By | October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

When the Reserve Bank Governor says the Sydney property market is crazy, you have to take talk of a housing bubble seriously. And you don’t have to live in Sydney to be concerned. Governor Glenn Stevens’ remarks helped fuel a growing national debate about house prices and affordability especially for first homebuyers. While other property

SMSFs: The road to retirement

By | August 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A self-managed super fund can put you in the driver’s seat, offering a level of control over your retirement savings that is increasingly attractive to Australians. SMSFs have grown in popularity over the years with latest figures showing they account for 31.4 per cent of total superannuation assets, up from 10 per cent a decade

How to spot a quality dividend

By | August 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

With interest rates at record lows, investors have been searching high and low for a decent yield. And they’ve been finding them, but not where you might expect. Conventional wisdom says to buy bonds and term deposits for income and shares for growth, but low interest rates have turned that advice on its head. Instead,

Budget 2015: Advance Australia Fair

By | May 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

After criticism that his first budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of a budget emergency. Instead, the Coalition government has unveiled nearly $10 billion in spending initiatives