THE ADVISER MONTHLY

VOLUME III. ISSUE 2. FEBRUARY 2023.

ASX reporting Season, Interest Rates, Retirement, Budget and Savings and more!:

What You Need to Know

Welcome to the February edition of the Adviser’s Notebook!  

The month of January was filled with festivities, optimism and a new found hope for what’s coming in the future. After the celebrations that came with the new year, February is finally here, with determination and focus in tow. The one-month trial period for the year 2023 has ended and the changes and challenges are now clearer than ever. 

Now, let’s do a quick check on your financial goals. Are you still right on track? Are you sticking to your budget and spending within your means? Are you keeping yourself updated on the recent news and changes in the industry in order to pinpoint opportunities and effectively prepare for threats? 

These are questions you need to ask yourself to help you assess and recalibrate your financial circumstances. We at Financially Sound are dedicated to helping you do that. 

We curated 8 articles about a wide range and mix of both business and financial topics that are easy to read but filled with information that will give you insights on how you can manage your business and finances. 

Again, happy February. 

Stay tuned for our upcoming reports and advice on how to take charge of your finances, goals and strategies this 2023. 

The team at Financially Sound wishes you all the best always and looking forward to working with you closely. 

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2023 ASX REPORTING SEASON

This 2023 ASX reporting season was a positive one for Australia. There were many strong performances from companies across a range of industries, and it is clear that the Australian economy is continuing to grow. This is good news for investors, and we can expect to see more growth this year. 

HOW PEOPLE STAY HAPPY IN RETIREMENT

Some people are spooked by the idea of retirement. Some also go through it unprepared and without having too much of a choice. But changing your lifestyle from hustling to taking it easy doesn’t have to be a nightmare. There can be a newfound contentment and happiness in the golden days of your life. Find out how in this article. 

GREEN GLASS: FLINDERS ISLAND COMMUNITY TAKES RECYCLING TO A NEW LEVEL 

Get inspired to make a difference in your community and the environment by reading about a remote island in Australia that’s turning waste into treasure. Learn about their innovative solution to the waste problem and how they’re using recycled glass for various purposes, from gardening to cement production. Discover the limitless potential for turning waste into valuable resources and find out how you can make an impact in your own community. 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO INTEREST RATES IN 2023? EXPERTS REVEAL THEIR PREDICTIONS BY SUE WILLIAMS  

With the pressures brought about by inflation on the country’s economy, there will also be an expected rise in the interest rates, as per the Reserve Bank of Australia. Now at 3.10%, the cash rate might go up to as high as 3.85% starting this month. This also translates to higher repayments and an increase in the interest rates on home loans for those who are paying mortgages. Read more on the impact of these changes on you and your finances and whether there is a continued trend to the increase. 

10 TOP INVESTMENT OPTIONS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IN 2023  

Investments are good prospects to get into this 2023 for young Australians. However, it is quite overwhelming to start investing, no matter what age you are. This is especially true if you don’t have any guidance on what to invest on and you don’t know the pros and cons of a certain investment option. In this article, you will be given insight to the good investments in the market and help you decide which ones to choose. Always remember that there are different strokes to different folks. You have to assess your risk appetite and choose the best investments that work for you and your circumstance. 

THE SEVEN BEST BUDGETING AND SAVINGS APPS EVERY AUSSIE NEEDS BY TOM WATSON AND EVLIN DUBOSE  

Aussies, it’s time to take control of your finances with the power of technology! With the rise of new banking apps and the convenience of smartphones, managing your money has never been easier. From tracking expenses to smashing saving goals, these seven budgeting and savings apps will simplify your financial journey and help you make the most of your hard-earned cash. So why wait? Get your budget in check and start achieving your financial dreams today! 

Thought to live by.

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The best investment you can make, is an investment of yourself. The more you learn, The more you’ll earn.

WARREN BUFFETT, BUSINESSMAN, INVESTOR AND PHILANTHROPIST

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