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Planning a holiday? Here are some tips!!

With the summer holidays right on top of us, it’s not too late to do your financial planning for the holidays – or start planning for later in the year. Here’s how to minimise your financial stress for a well-deserved

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Money hacks for teens and young adults

Help your teens and young adults manage how they spend and save. So your teenagers and young adults know how to spend, but do they know how to budget for the things they really want? Learning good money management should

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Safeguarding your retirement plan

From wills to long-term budgeting, there’s a lot to think about when making your retirement to-do list. Here’s some tips to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.   1. Check your will Without a valid will, an administrator will be appointed

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Safeguarding your retirement plan

From wills to long-term budgeting, there’s a lot to think about when making your retirement to-do list. Here’s some top tips to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes. 1. Check your Will and Power of Attorney documents Without a valid

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Aged Care: the costs, considerations, concerns and what you can do…

Choosing how you age is not just about accommodation for you or your family. There are also a range of financial and emotional issues to plan for. The quality of today’s health care means we are enjoying longer lives, with

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Strategies for soaring school fees

With private school fees rising each year, it pays to start saving early. Most parents believe a good education is an investment in their child’s future. But with the total cost of a private-school education approaching up to $500,000, finding

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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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Some Money Mistakes Most 20 Year Olds Make!

      1.  Never learning to budget. Every dollar earned does not need to be spent. Have a financial plan and rigorously stick to it.  Budgeting also means having a regular saving plan in place. Buying a new car

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So you think you cant afford to save money?

I read a recent article about why so many people feel they cant afford to save money and thought I would share some of the insights. It seems that for some, saving money could feel like losing money.  It feels

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