Mark Bouris

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A fairer system

Mark Bouris explains why you should pay attention to inquiry into the financial system early in the new year

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Investment property

You might want an asset for retirement, you might wish to rent where you live and own a property elsewhere, or property might be your choice of wealth-creation.

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Planning

One approach to building wealth is to have a financial planner, writes Mark Bouris

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Fixed rates

The low interest rate environment has been good for home buyers and those wanting to refinance, writes Mark Bouris

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Debt tips

The Reserve Bank kept official rates on hold – which means we have another month at the historically low rate of 2.50 per cent

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Self managed super

The release of a report this week shows self managed superannuation funds are more expensive to run than once thought, writes Mark Bouris

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Long property

After another week of official interest rate decisions and rebounding house markets, it’s time to put property into perspective, writes Mark Bouris

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Gen Y

A survey from Western Australia – the Financial Fitness Index – found Generation Y had become more careful with their money than other generations surveyed

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Best returns

The reduction of official interest rates to 2.50 per cent is an historic event which raises a number of questions: how slow is the economy? asks Mark Bouris

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DIY commentary

A noticeable side effect of low-confidence economies is that businesses start to behave more like spectators than participants, notes Mark Bouris in this week’s column