Annette Sampson A marriage breakdown is not just emotionally wrenching. Financially, it can be devastating.
Annette Sampson Successful investment rests on learning from your mistakes, not avoiding mistakes altogether.
Annette Sampson It's amazing what a kick in the pants can do. Having fought tooth and nail against the introduction of MySuper, retail super funds are providing some long overdue competition for their competitors in...
Annette Sampson I don't much care for conspiracy theories, but all this talk of self-managed super funds rorting the system smacks of sour grapes on the part of the big super funds.
Annette Sampson The recent weakness in the Australian dollar has raised the question of whether it is time to reconsider investing in international shares.
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Annette Sampson The strategy: To teach my children about money.
Annette Sampson Here are a couple of statistics that definitely bear thinking about. One: half of all the people who have ever lived to age 65 are currently alive.
Annette Sampson Got a yearning for yield? You're not alone. Income has become the holy grail for many investors trying to cope with the continuing outfall from the global financial crisis.
Annette Sampson This is Financial Planning Week. Normally such efforts at self-promotion would go unmentioned in this column, but let's make an exception.
Annette Sampson Yes, journalists do get things wrong, and I was recently reminded of one of my bigger clangers by a letter from shareholder activist Richard Talbot.
Annette Sampson How much of my money should I keep in cash? That's the most common question many financial advisers are hearing as investors struggle in the uncertain economic environment.
Annette Sampson Bankers are up to their old sneaky tricks.
Annette Sampson Spare a thought for investors in pension products. While all super fund members copped a flogging during the global financial crisis, pension fund investors don't have the luxury of being able to...
Annette Sampson Here's the good news. Your super is clawing its way back after the ravages incurred during the global financial crisis. But don't hold your breath.
Annette Sampson Want to get a better return on your investments? You could always try guessing which investments will outperform over the coming months and put your money into them, but unless you have a crystal...
Annette Sampson The Tax Office's annual compliance program is a bit like those ''speed camera ahead'' warning signs. Do the wrong thing and you can't say you weren't told.
Annette Sampson While it wasn't the bloodbath it could have been, the 2011-12 financial year has sounded a clear warning to baby boomers expecting high investment returns to deliver them a comfortable retirement.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To switch bank accounts.
Annette Sampson Have we hit capitulation yet? It has been a while since we've dragged out the investor sentiment cycle, but when the head of investment strategy for AMP Capital Investors, Dr Shane Oliver, included...
Annette Sampson Most financial advisers are more at home with account-based pensions, contribution caps and seniors tax offsets than first home saver accounts, budgeting and HELP debt.