Speculating Vs Investing

In investment, not every risk is the same. Good risk is one you are compensated for taking. Bad risk, like picking individual stocks, essentially involves taking a punt. As Larry Swedroe writes, this sort of activity is more about speculation than … [Read more...]

Inspired by World Kindness Day November-13

November 13, World Kindness Day, is set aside to focus on providing warmhearted gestures to others without expecting anything in return. Of course we should be kind to people everyday however we don’t always get the time or other things get in the way to actually go out of your way to do something … [Read more...]

Mark O’Toole in Money Management Article

http://www.moneymanagement.com.au/news/financial-planning/o%E2%80%99toole-appointed-fpa-board … [Read more...]

New FPA Board member announced – Mark O’Toole

  The FPA Board Election results are in, and we are delighted to welcome Mark O’Toole to the FPA Board. Mark has been an FPA member for 22 years and a CFP® professional since 1996. During this time, he has remained an active part of our community and advocate for high financial planning … [Read more...]

Mark O’Toole’s FPA Board Nomination – Last day to vote

Thank you if you have already voted for me. If you haven't, today is the last day to vote before voting closes tomorrow. I would be honoured if you could kindly cast your vote for me before this Wednesday October 14th. If I am successful in being elected to the Board, I will endeavour to … [Read more...]

RBA August Announcement

The Reserve Bank leaves interest rates unchanged at 2 per cent At its meeting today, the Reserve Bank Board announced it was leaving the cash rate unchanged at 2 per cent. Please click here to view the Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision. Whilst the … [Read more...]

Ascent Insights Edition 28

Welcome to Ascent Insights 28 Winter Edition The 30th of June is upon us, and we are pleased to provide you with some tips for the new financial year. As Winston Churchill said "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." So this financial year, take a fresh approach to your … [Read more...]

Ascent Insights Edition 27

Welcome to Ascent Insights Edition 27. In the current Financial market people are enjoying lower interest rates than ever before. Higher property prices and affordability are an ever increasing topic of conversation and are making the average family feel like they will never be able to enter into … [Read more...]

Ascent Insights Edition 26

Welcome to Ascent Insights Edition 26. Happy 2015 to you! Wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us here at Ascent Private Wealth. We trust you had a well-deserved break over the festive season and are now refreshed and excited about the year ahead. The start of a new year is a perfect … [Read more...]

Ascent Insights Edition 24

Welcome to Edition 24 of Ascent Insights. We are only 6 weeks away until the Peter Mac Conquer Cancer Ride. Team Ascent will be embarking on a 200km 2 day bike ride through the Mornington Pensinsula on October 25th and 26th 2014. Team Ascent currently has 10 riders and consists of clients, family … [Read more...]