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Happy New Year and welcome to our first edition for 2021! We hope you had an enjoyable break over the holiday season.

Government bonds are sometimes considered a safer investment option during turbulent times. Here we explore how they work, the key benefits and how to invest in bonds.

If you’re thinking about buying an investment property, is an interstate property something you’ve considered? Very few of us do but there are some things to keep in mind before you make that decision.

The ASX released data in June 2020 and provides some insight into the poor weighting of cash in SMSFs and the importance of diversifying your assets to offset risk.   

Are you contemplating a transition to retirement this year? Find out how a TTR works, what you need to do and the pros and cons of doing so. 

Finally, here’s a few delicious summer recipes to try on the BBQ.

We love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions about our articles in this newsletter on 1300 650 574 or email

Kind regards,

BRW Financial Group

Is investing in bonds safe?

To no one’s surprise, there has been renewed interest in government bonds in recent months, considered safe havens during troubled times.


Investing interstate

When people think of buying an investment property, many only think locally. Investing in a property interstate could possibly be a smarter idea, potentially resulting in a better return on your investment. it may also be a potential way to snaffle a bargain.


Most SMSFs are still poorly diversified

Data only just released by the Australian Tax Office, detailing the asset allocations for all SMSFs in the quarter to the end of June, shows there was still a large investment weighting at that time towards cash and term deposits.


Transition to retirement: Access your super while you keep working

A 'transition to retirement' (TTR) strategy lets you access some of your super and keep working.


Sizzling summer BBQ recipes

Summer and BBQs make an irresistible combo.

And for cooking inspo beyond ordinary, check out these delicious dishes courtesy of our friends at Weber.