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Boost your super savings with the work test exemption

If you’re a recent retiree and looking to increase your superannuation savings, we’ve got some good news! The Australian Government is proposing to make it easier for recent retirees to save more super by allowing them to contribute for a year

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A money-wise wedding: Creating a budget for the big day

Whether you’re planning a large, luxurious wedding or a small, intimate affair, smart budgeting could help free you from financial worries, so you can enjoy your special day. Following these steps may help ensure no one’s worried about debt on

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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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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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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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Part 1 – Hot Savings Tips! Spend Less!!

Ok, I can hear you groaning, and it’s hardly a light bulb moment, but have you really thought about it?  Really, really tried to spend less?  Unless you’re all over your budget and manage it well, it’s hardly likely.  So

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Hot Savings Tips Series Coming your way!

At Wealth Planning Partners, we often hear people say “I’ll come and see you when I’ve got money.”  It’s a bit of a cliche, but unless you win lotto, that’s not going to happen.  We’re the ones who help you

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Getting your head around Superannuation…

A lot of our daily client queries are based around superannuation. It’s a tricky area for many clients to wrap their heads around with lots of rules, regulations, risks and opportunities. Here’s some facts below, followed by a key hint on how you can

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