When two people decide to walk down the aisle together, they’re probably not basing their decision on how financially compatible they are. At least we hope that’s not the case. Don’t expect to be 100 per cent aligned on everything; there’s no right or wrong answer it’s certainly not essential to have a joint account, they can make…

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I’m sure you’ve heard how important it is to budget, spend less than you earn and steer clear of bad debts like credit cards. But there are also some lesser know financial blunders to watch out for which, left unnoticed, could cause you significant problems down the track. Here are the five financial mistakes you didn’t know you…

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It’s one of those murky areas of any relationship. Money. We don’t know of any relationship which is completely transparent about money. It’s just a matter of degree. New research from financial institution ING shows one in five Australians keep financial secrets from their partner. The report shows women are most likely to keep financial…

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Debt… it can lead to ruin, or riches. It’s all a matter of degree and how it’s used. Used appropriately, debt can build wealth. Used inappropriately, debt can destroy wealth. With so much talk among politicians and in the media about Australia’s national debt levels and our ongoing budget deficit, it got us thinking… how…

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Australia’s banks are some of our largest and most profitable listed companies, with the Big Four on track to rake in close to $30 billion in profit this year. How do they make such big profits? From you, their customers. By not passing on full Reserve Bank rate cuts, charging sneaky or excessive fees, not…

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Whether you’re schmoozing a salesperson on the showroom floor, or haggling a private seller for an old runabout, buying a car is an exciting time. But it can also be a financial minefield, and if you’re not careful it’s easy to end up hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars out of pocket. So…

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Robots doing your investing. No it’s not the latest Will Smith movie, this is real life. Your superannuation fund manager already probably uses computers to chart share price movements or compute formulas to produce “buy” or “sell” signals on their current investment portfolio. So it was only a matter of time that computer investing would…

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Everyone tells you to have a family budget. It’s good advice. Knowing where your money is coming from, and where it’s going to, is absolutely crucial to getting control of your finances and building wealth. But there are a couple of killer strategies which can transform everyone’s budget. We know you’re busy and keeping your…

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The start of a new financial year should be a time to step back and assess how your investments are tracking and whether they are stacking up to your expectations. It has been a wild ride with markets spooked by everything from the rise of Donald Trump to Brexit to our own marathon inconclusive election…

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Super rules are always change but these are the key things to do no matter what The rules and regulations around superannuation are constantly changing, but there are 4 key things you need to do no matter what. 1: CONSOLIDATE YOUR ACCOUNTS Multiple accounts means multiple sets of fees eating away at your savings, so…

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A few years of stellar returns has convinced many people that investing in property is a sure thing....

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How are your parents’ finances?

August 4, 2015 . by David Koch

It’s a funny thing when you realise that your parents are old. It makes you reflect on their...

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Make Money Fast

August 19, 2015 . by David Koch

7 ways to make extra money… fast   Everyone has a moment of financial desperation. An unexpected big...

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