Planning
Creating work-life balance can be easier than you think!

Creating work-life balance can be easier than you think!

Finding the balance between work and lifestyle can be tricky. Here’s YBI’s top tips to achieve harmony.

While work-life balance has become a common catchcry these days, many of us have yet to achieve this magical equation. In a constantly switched on world the demands placed on us by our employers, employees, friends and family are increasing. Many of us have little time to switch off and it’s taking its toll. In an effort to take control again many people are moving towards a philosophy of ‘lifestyle by design’ and in doing so are achieving a better work-life balance and more financial freedom.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Planning
Planning for your future lifestyle today

Planning for your future lifestyle today

Setting goals and planning ahead can help lay the foundation for future wealth as Cec Busby discovers.

There’s a saying, ‘learn to say no by deciding on yes’, and when it comes to planning your future wealth it’s a good adage to live by. Young people are often overwhelmed by all the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer, so much so that saving money for the future can take a back seat to current needs and desires.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Saving
Want a baby? Do your sums first.

Want a baby? Do your sums first.

Have you got that clucky feeling? Are you ready to start a family of your own? That’s great news- but make sure you do the math first.

24 May 2018 Read More
Planning
Leaving a legacy: so much more than assigning assets

Leaving a legacy: so much more than assigning assets

From philanthropic efforts to deciding who gets that precious family heirloom, leaving a lasting legacy requires more than just deciding who gets your money.

24 May 2018 Read More
Planning
Can robo advice really live up to a flesh and blood adviser

Can robo advice really live up to a flesh and blood adviser

Understanding where robo-advice can complement and enhance relationships will be key for most full-service wealth management firms.

24 May 2018 Read More
Protecting
Can Bitcoin pay the bills?

Can Bitcoin pay the bills?

What is a Bitcoin really worth and can you make use of it in the real world? asks Jake Smith.

24 May 2018 Read More
Planning
So, you’re buying your dream home… now what?

So, you’re buying your dream home… now what?

Budgeting, home loans, fixtures and furnishing, auctions and inspections… There is so much to consider when you’re in the market for a new home that it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture.

24 May 2018 Read More
Borrowing
Things to consider before taking out a mortgage

Things to consider before taking out a mortgage

Are you thinking of buying a property? Whether you are a first home-buyer or looking to invest, there is always something to learn to help you get a better deal.

These four steps will keep you on the right track:

27 Apr 2018 Read More
Saving
Is it time for a home loan health check?

Is it time for a home loan health check?

There are many things you can do that will ensure you have a better financial future in 2017. And the new year is a great time to give yourself financial health check, including checking on your home loan. Giving your home loan a health check against new rules and changes to the home market is a fantastic way to start on the right track.

27 Apr 2018 Read More