Author: Ken Read

August 1, 2017 Ken Read

Posted on August 1st 2017 August Snapshot August is here and the wattle is beginning to bloom, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. The Australian economy has been a bit slower to spring to life, but there are some green shoots. Housing affordability continues to be a BBQ stopper in Australia’s backyards,…

July 12, 2017 Ken Read

Posted on July 12th 2017 July Snapshot July is here and the good news is that the shortest day and longest night are behind us. It’s also the start of the new financial year, which is always a good time to reflect on your financial progress over the past 12 months and plan your strategy for…

June 1, 2017 Ken Read

Posted on June 1st 2017 Winter Newsletter After the long Indian summer, winter is finally here. It’s time to light the fire and settle in for long winter nights or rug up and head for the snow. The political heat should also begin to die down a little after the release of the May Budget, giving…

May 10, 2017 Ken Read

Posted on May 10th 2017 2017 Budget Update Good morning, After three years of budgets that focused on debt and deficit, jobs and growth, Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered a budget makeover. For the first budget of the Coalition’s second term in office he has tried to strike a balance between positive measures to promote economic…

March 2, 2017 Ken Read

Posted on March 2nd 2017 Autumn Newsletter Good Afternoon, After a summer of extreme weather, from record heatwaves to snow in the high country, many of us will be looking forward to the more forgiving temperatures of Autumn. It’s a great time to get outdoors and be active before winter sets in. Superannuation is rarely out…