Monthly Archives: May 2016

When a Will Isn’t Enough

Think having a Will in place means your estate plan is taken care of?  Here are five examples that might make you think again. Most people appreciate that having a Will helps you formalise what you’d like to happen to

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3 Reasons to Bond with Bonds

Bonds are one of the four major assets classes, but they’re probably the least understood. Here’s why they’re an important part of many portfolios. What are bonds? Bonds are essentially loan arrangements that governments and large companies use to raise

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The Big Budget Picture

Tracking where your money actually goes can make revealing reading. ASIC’s 2012 consumer-spending figures show the average household spends $69,000 a year: Australians splash $78.4 billion a year on their cars, compared to just $2.2 billion on public transport; almost

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Budget to Save Yourself!

The average household spends more than $69,000 a year.   Neal Vaughan explores the best ways to manage that. Wondering why you spend almost everything you earn, living from payday to payday and hardly saving? It could be you’re too

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2016 Federal Budget Analysis

Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his first Federal Budget – the Coalition Government’s third. The winners are low and middle income earners, unemployed youth and small business, and there are significant changes to superannuation. Note: These changes are proposals

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The real costs of owning property

Australians have long been attracted to property as an investment.  But we also tend to have a blind spot when it comes to the costs of owning it. Property holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Australians.

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