Ask Kochie: How to invest $100k, set up a self-managed super fun and prepare for early retirement

Did you miss this week’s Facebook Live session with David Koch? Watch the segment now as he gives a rundown on this week’s economic updates and answers questions from his audience on Facebook. Questions answered this week: I set up a fundraiser using one of my own bank accounts for a Wildlife Feeding Group that I also…

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Savings rates are horrible…and getting worse

NAB has cut the introduction rate on its iSaver account by 0.15 per cent and on its Reward Saver account by 0.11 per cent. It doesn’t sound much but when savings account returns are so low to start with it is quite a hit… particularly when there has been no change to official interest rates. …

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A great 12 months for superannuation: How did yours perform

For many people their superannuation is now one of their biggest assets, so it’s important to keep benchmarking how your fund is performing. So when your statement comes in the next few weeks, these are the industry average figures you need to know. Then ask yourself is your fund above or below average? According to…

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Kochie’s Market Update: 2019 in a nutshell

Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates. Even though we may still be in holiday mode, so much has been happening. – This week’s good job figures…29,000 new jobs created for the month of December and the unemployment rate falling to 5.1 per cent has many economists putting…

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7 steps to buying a home you can afford

Looking to buy your first home but don’t know where to start? The key is to make sure the home you buy is the one you can afford. Here are seven steps to take to make sure you’re on the right track: 1. CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND LOOK AT YOUR CASH FLOW Knowledge is…

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Ask Kochie: Small businesses trying to make sales after the bushfires, low interest rates and more

Did you miss this week’s Facebook Live session with David Koch? Watch the segment now as he gives a rundown on this week’s economic updates and answers questions from his audience on Facebook. Questions answered this week: What are the best ways to make sales for small businesses still trying to meet monthly targets under the backdrop…

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Order an empty plate and help out our farmers this summer

This summer, Matt Moran’s restaurants are supporting the Thankful4Farmers initiative by encouraging diners to order an ‘Empty Plate’ that will go directly towards supporting Australian farming and agricultural communities. Alongside the newly launched summer menus at Matt Moran’s participating restaurants, diners can purchase an empty entre plate for just $5 or a main plate for…

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How to be partners in business and life – and stay that way

As a couple that has been operating our business together for nearly 20 years, the most common question we get asked is “How have you worked and lived together for so long without killing each other?” writes Melissa Edyvean and Martin Buggy, founders of Bondi Chai And the most common comment people make to us…

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Top five tips for improving your financial health in 2020

So, you’ve packed away the Christmas tree, put away the good silverware and finally taken the time to think about where you are headed financially for 2020. If, like many at this time of year, you find yourself with no savings, a credit card debt and no idea where your money is going, then Chartered…

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5 habits of highly effective money savers

The new year is a great time. An exciting time. So much enthusiasm. It seems like anything is possible. But over the last few years, I’ve been watching closely, and have noticed there are some common differences between those that followed through with their new year’s resolutions and got the results they wanted and those…

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Has your business been affected by the fires? These resources can help

It’s not the uplifting start to the New Year, and new decade, we would have hoped for. If you’ve been affected by the fires, these resources may help. In January 2019, I wrote the most difficult Flying Solo article I’d ever written. In January 2020, there are difficult times again, this time experienced by thousands of people…

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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?

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

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

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