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Should you lend your adult kids money?
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5 lower-risk ways to lend your adult kids money

- July 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

People regularly ask me whether they should lend money to their adult kids, and in most cases my advice is simple… don’t.  That may sound harsh, but it’s actually well intentioned. I’ve seen too many close friends lose big chunks of their savings when they act as a family bank and things go wrong.  And… Read more »

Happy birthday superannuation
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Happy 30th birthday to superannuation

- July 8, 2022 4 MIN READ

This week Australia’s national savings scheme, the superannuation guarantee system, celebrates 30 years since inception by then Treasurer Paul Keating. Superannuation was a genius idea that has underpinned the wealth of every Australian and the stability of our financial system and economy. Keating’s legacy has been enormous. He also deregulated the financial system, floated the… Read more »

ATO property investment crackdown
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ATO crackdown on property investors

- July 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Around 8 per cent of Australians own an investment property and this year the ATO will be paying close attention to rental income, deductions, and capital gains. So a couple of housekeeping tasks as we close the financial year. These will make sure you get things right and don’t attract the taxman’s ire. 1. Keep good… Read more »

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Here’s how to become a savvier saver

- August 5, 2022 3 MIN READ

There are many things you can do to become a savvier saver, starting with demanding a better rate. Research by RateCity shows complacent savers are potentially missing out on hundreds of dollars in interest, as the gap widens between some of the highest and lowest savings rates on the back of the RBA hikes. The… Read more »

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Should you lend your adult kids money?
Your Money

5 lower-risk ways to lend your adult kids money

- July 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

People regularly ask me whether they should lend money to their adult kids, and in most cases my advice is simple… don’t.  That may sound harsh, but it’s actually well intentioned. I’ve seen too many close friends lose big chunks of their savings when they act as a family bank and things go wrong.  And… Read more »

Happy birthday superannuation
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Happy 30th birthday to superannuation

- July 8, 2022 4 MIN READ

This week Australia’s national savings scheme, the superannuation guarantee system, celebrates 30 years since inception by then Treasurer Paul Keating. Superannuation was a genius idea that has underpinned the wealth of every Australian and the stability of our financial system and economy. Keating’s legacy has been enormous. He also deregulated the financial system, floated the… Read more »

ATO property investment crackdown
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ATO crackdown on property investors

- July 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Around 8 per cent of Australians own an investment property and this year the ATO will be paying close attention to rental income, deductions, and capital gains. So a couple of housekeeping tasks as we close the financial year. These will make sure you get things right and don’t attract the taxman’s ire. 1. Keep good… Read more »

Think you have to be old or naïve to be a scam target? Think again.
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Don’t think you’re not a scam target

- June 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Think you have to be old or naïve to be a scam target? Think again. In the last 12 months, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has taken action against 595 websites impersonating their online services. These fake sites are designed to steal passwords, personal information and identity documents, such as passports and driver licences. Assistant… Read more »

Here's how to avoid the fixed term loans cliff
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Don’t fall off the fixed term loans cliff

- June 17, 2022 5 MIN READ

Those on a fixed-rate mortgage could be in for a huge shock when their fixed term ends. RateCity analysis of the big four bank half-year results and APRA loan book data show approximately 38 per cent of home loans are currently fixed, in dollar terms, with the peak of people coming off their fixed rates… Read more »

RBA credibility
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The RBA has started to rebuild its credibility

- June 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

This week the Reserve Bank (RBA) started to rebuild its credibility and get ahead of the inflation curve by lifting official interest rates by a higher than expected 0.5 per cent to 0.85 per cent… the biggest rate hike in 22 years. It follows well behind similar rate rises by Central Banks in the UK,… Read more »