Tips to build wealth

Making some minor adjustments to your finances can make your money work harder for you over the long term.

  • Consider having part of your salary regularly deducted from your savings account and transferred to investments with a higher rate of return.
  • Invest for the medium to longer term which will help smooth out the short term volatility of some investments.
  • Growth investments such as property and shares, although higher risk, generally offer a higher return over the longer term than lower risk investments such as cash and fixed interest.
  • Avoid investments that sound too good to be true, as this is often the case.
  • Consider investments that are more tax-effective, such as Australian shares.
  • Contribute more to super as this is one of the most tax effective investment structures available.
  • Diversification helps to reduce risk by investing across a range of asset classes.

Why not take a look at our savings calculator which can give you an idea of how much your savings will be worth over time so you can work out how much you need to save.

To arrange an appointment with a Bridges financial planner contact The Capricornian on 1300 314 900 or visit one of our branches.