Wealth Insights

Keeping you up to date with topical information on financial planning and strategies, as well as Centra's upcoming events, workshops and seminars.
Retirement Superannuation & SMSF

Why it pays to contribute to your partner’s super

If your other half is a stay-at-home parent, working part-time or out of work, adding to their super could benefit you both financially. If your spouse (husband, wife, de facto…

Estate Planning Property

New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers and downsizers

Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you. Government proposals around improving housing affordability in Australia were passed through…

General Insights

Franking credit policy to dent retirement savings by 15 per cent

Data analysis based on a 20-year time frame indicates that Labor’s franking credit proposal could reduce retirement savings by 15 per cent for SMSFs with an average balance.

General Insights

How to manage volatility in a low return world

Responding to changing market conditions while keeping abreast of a strategy is a delicate balance. However, it’s an important skill to develop if you wish to successfully invest using a…

Budgeting General Insights

How much we will spend this Christmas!

Aussies are expected to spend big this Christmas, with the NSW and ACT as the biggest splurgers.  The Commonwealth Bank’s Christmas Consumer Spending Survey has found that Australians will spend a hefty…

Insurance

Is your insurance overdue?

If your policy lapses, you may face more challenges than being unable to claim when you need to. If you let your insurance lapse, you may be in for a…

Financial Planning Retirement Superannuation & SMSF

Super investment options – What’s right for you?

Choosing the right super investment options at the right time could make a difference to how much money you have when you retire. When it comes to your superannuation, the…

Financial Planning Lifestyle

When to charge your kids board

I recently came across a news story about a hapless New York couple, who have taken their 30-year old son to court in a last ditch effort to get him…

General Insights

Information needed to be the BBQ expert.

Comprehensive statistics on how Australia is performing.

Lifestyle Retirement

Lessons from the blue zones: Secrets of a long life

The parts of the world where people live longest may hold the key to the fountain of youth. We explore how to live longer and uncover the Blue Zones’ secrets…

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Zac Zacharia (Managing Director) has been assisting clients to create wealth and secure their futures for over 14 years.

He is also an accomplished presenter and educator

Co-authoring the popular investment book, Property vs Shares.