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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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Why should I care about lost super?

Did you know there is about 14.8 million Australians with a superannuation account, 40% of which hold more than one account? Some of that 40% make up the $18 billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it

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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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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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Accountability and your finances

We all have good intentions when it comes to our wealth.  We want to save more, pay down debt, invest well and do better financially… and yet, most of us never meet our wealth or financial goals. Other things easily get

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Spring has Sprung!

Most of us have heard of the expression ‘healthy, wealthy and wise.’ It shows to me the inextricable link between our health, fitness and mood, and our money mindset and abilities. And, it’s finally time to welcome in the first

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How would YOU manage a financial windfall?

We’ve all heard the stories: Lotto winners broke within a couple of years, professional athletes running out of money and filing for bankruptcy, and those with a windfall or inheritance wondering where it all went. It’s stories like these that

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