Blog

Here’s a collection of our articles on various topics related to helping you thrive financially.

Goal setting and why your ‘how’ matters as much as your ‘why’

A fresh new year is a good time to set some big goals for yourself. By starting the year with compelling goals, you create a picture in your head of where you want to head [...]

January 3rd, 2017|

The beauty of investing in index funds

Back in 2007, Warren Buffett – one of the world’s most successful investors – waged a bet that over 10 years, an S&P 500 index fund would outperform ten hedge funds of the taker's choice. The [...]

December 12th, 2016|

New payment option with Macquarie

This post will be of interest to our clients with Macquarie Cash Management Accounts (CMA). In the past, if you needed to authorise a payment (say to yourself, or the ATO or ASIC for example) [...]

December 2nd, 2016|

So you’ve got your financial plan. What happens next?

  As a client of 5 Financial, your adviser has now presented you with your customised financial plan that addresses the key areas of concern you raised in your initial briefing. It also captures a ‘financial [...]

November 22nd, 2016|

Q&A with 5 Financial’s Founder.

Recently I was interviewed for an upcoming industry publication and thought our clients might be interested. Here's how it went: What is the most exciting/rewarding part of working in the financial planning sector? There are many exciting and [...]

November 21st, 2016|

The US election & market implications

The surprise election of Donald Trump in last week's presidential election created some market wobbles, and naturally many people have been concerned about the impact on their portfolios. Vanguard has published a response, based on [...]

November 14th, 2016|