Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018

Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2018
The US economy continued to show robust growth in the final quarter of 2017 while survey indicators suggest that momentum is likely to be maintained into the new-year. In Australia, consumer sentiment has shown further improvement and this is now being reflected in actual spending behaviour.

Tightening up your household budget

Thursday, 01 February 2018

Tightening up your household budget

At Fortress we often set our clients some homework: to tighten up their household budget to see how much surplus cash they really have. Remember, it’s the money left over at the end of the month that you can use to start building your wealth.

Get the fundamentals right

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Get the fundamentals right

A financial plan is a set of strategies that help you achieve your goals. Not sure what your long-term financial goals are? One of the easiest places to start is to focus on getting the fundamentals right so that when your goals become clearer, you are in a great position to hit the ground running.

Monthly Commentary - DECEMBER 2017

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Monthly Commentary - DECEMBER 2017

The US Federal Reserve increased official interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.25%-1.50% in December – the third rate rise this year. Expectations are for three more hikes in 2018. Economic data globally continues to be robust, although some signs are appearing that momentum may be slowing.

How to start saving for next Christmas

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

new year new you

Now that Christmas is done and dusted, we all should start planning ahead for next year.  Imagine getting to December knowing that you have a few thousand dollars in the bank, ready to buy gifts, pay for your holiday and stock your pantry full of delicious Christmas treats!

New Year, New (Financially Responsible) You

Monday, 08 January 2018

new year new you

Only 25% of people include financial goals in their New Year’s resolutions (most are health related).  Despite this, New Years is the perfect time to commit to becoming financially healthy.  Financial stress can directly affect your health and well-being, so if you are concerned with getting healthy in the New Year, let’s add ‘become financially responsible’ to your list for 2018.

How to save money this school holidays

Thursday, 21 December 2017

school holidays

School holidays can be an expensive time for your family. Most people acknowledge they spend more money during school holidays than at other times of the year. Here are some ideas for cheap or free activities you could try with your kids during the school holidays.

Monthly Commentary - NOVEMBER 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Monthly Commentary - NOVEMBER 2017

Continued robust US economic data has reinforced expectations the US Federal Reserve will increase the fed funds rate by 25 basis points at its December meeting. In contrast, expectations of an Australian rate hike have been wound back as domestic economic data remains relatively lacklustre and price and wage pressures are largely non-existent.

 

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