Part1: Keeping your nest eggs in line – a SMSF approach

Keeping your nest eggs in line With Easter upon us, it’s a good time to be contemplating our nest eggs. The majority of us will retire at some time and ideally enjoy the continuity of living standards. The earlier we make the commitment to start saving, the more likely this is to happen. We’re fortunate in Australia to enjoy a …

A Cryptic Look at New Currencies and Hoary Chestnuts

In the closing weeks of 2017, I found myself frequently reminded of that old chestnut: when your taxi driver is telling you about the best investment ever, you should already have sold. By December, it was hard to avoid a conversation about cryptocurrencies unless you were sitting alone. Even then, you probably heard one going on without any effort. And …

Leaping into the New Year

If, like us, you’ve returned from the holidays and had to hit the ground running, you could be thinking 2018 is going to be a different kind of year. If your pre-Christmas planning was effective, you’ll be well positioned to take this in your stride and already be making inroads into the new year workload. If you’re already trying to …

finances

Super illegal: Nest eggs on the menu for hungry hackers

So, you’ve been proactive about your future by setting up a hardworking superannuation fund. Projections are looking good, and you’re building an attractive little nest egg that’ll help you enjoy that dream lifestyle in retirement. But for many Australians, that little nest egg is being eyed off by someone else too – and they’re not nearly as willing to wait …

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On the Final Straight

With November’s passing it feels a little like we’ve rounded the last bend and are on the homeward straight, galloping towards the end of the year. Summer is muscling its way in, with exuberant bursts of heat feeding into sudden, chill storms. Thoughts of balmier days waft through our minds with Christmas and holidays beckoning. It’s a time when most …

MSWA Ocean Ride – Team NKH Knight

While we were cuddled up in bed early last Sunday morning Mat, Dean and Terryn were already wedged into their new NKH Knight cycling outfits and loading up on fluids in anticipation of completing the 100km ride in the MSWA Ocean Ride. They each did the uniform proud and performed well. The de-briefing that we overhead in the office on Monday morning …

WA Financial Planner Takes Top Honour

Jason Featherby, Director of Knight Financial Advisors, has been recognised as one of the top 50 most influential financial advisers by Financial Standard. The list, which curates financial advisers who have made an enormous impact in their community, was released earlier this month. To be considered, a financial adviser must have a focus on community building, honing their skills by …

SufferFest Rottnest Triathlon Report

On Saturday 11 November some of the NKH Knight staff participated in the Sufferfest Triathlon event on Rottnest Island. Here is a report from Simon Howard – the CEO’s desk. The day started well with warm weather and a breathy easterly breeze making the ferry ride to Rottnest about as pleasant as it gets. NKH Knight had 4 teams competing …

risk

Risk Is Common; its Management is Rare.

We’d never progress without some measure of risk-taking. Children excel at estimating the flexibility and strength of outward and upward reaching branches. Mixing intuition with experience strengthens their talent. Honing the skill enables ever greater achievement. Of course, we reach a point where we need to do more than climb trees, however, the development of these early skills helps us …

tech

How Far Will Technology Take Us?

I remember a friend who always had the latest gadgets, showing off the first iPhone he’d picked up in the US. He was having difficulty connecting to an Australian network but was convinced this was a tool of the future. Most he showed it to thought it was a gimmick, a phone with better games. These same people had embraced …