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Create a great financial new year

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but often hard to keep. But there are real benefits to making financial resolutions. Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started. Get back to basics If you find it near-impossible to

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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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Protect your Assets from Expensive Mistakes

Protecting yourself from frivolous creditors and lawsuits is becoming an increasingly common concern. Here we outline some of the ways you can insulate your assets. Check your insurances Liability insurance is a must if you want to safeguard your assets

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Good vs Bad Debt

Apparently, among richer nations, Aussies households are among the most in debt. Research from LF Economics, using official data, shows that Australian household debt has risen to 123% of the nation’s economic output, pushing both Denmark and Switzerland into second

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Property and super – beware the pitfalls

Recent years have seen a rush of investors buying property through super. But while the strategy has its advantages, there are also some potential risks to be aware of. The pitfalls While property has been a good performer in recent

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Are you insuring your biggest asset?

With the majority of Australians still dangerously underinsured, is it time you reviewed your cover? Jeff is a clean-living 53-year-old who exercises regularly, doesn’t smoke, enjoys a healthy diet and only indulges his love of good wine at the weekend.

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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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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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Money & Mindset

The foundation of how and what we think about money often comes from the environment we were raised in, and our parents own views. We need to be very mindful of what exactly they taught us about money and how

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