volatile sharemarkets
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Strategies to help cope with volatile sharemarkets

- January 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Understanding the emotion of the markets is just as important as getting a handle on the fundamentals. Here are my top strategies to cope with volatile sharemarkets. Don’t panic Stay calm. Get some good, sound advice from a stockbroker, financial planner or wise, investment-savvy friend or relative. Never forget markets are simply a collection of… Read more »

Cheers to a prosperous 2022
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A ‘to do list’ for a prosperous 2022

- December 31, 2021 3 MIN READ

There’s no doubt that 2021 has been a difficult year for many of us, but a prosperous 2022 is still within reach. Chances are you finished 2021 with more savings, but also more trepidation. The past couple of years have been a roller-coaster for all of us – finances included. Skyrocketing property prices have sent… Read more »

What to do about a Christmas debt hangover
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How to recover from a Christmas debt hangover

- December 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

The excitement of treating the ones we love with presents can quickly turn into a Christmas debt hangover of epic proportions. It seemed like such a good idea at the time – the iPhone 13 Pro for your partner, an expensive coffee machine for Dad, the silk scarf for Mum, not to mention the endless… Read more »

Add some mad money to your budget
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Build some mad money into your budget next year

- December 10, 2021 3 MIN READ

A budget doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Factor in some mad money and keep the rewards coming. Sticking to a budget doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of life’s little luxuries, you just have to plan for them and keep impulse buying under control. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to stick to… Read more »

12 days of Christmas money plan
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The 12 days of Christmas money plan

- December 6, 2021 4 MIN READ

Christmas is usually about festive joy and fiscal stress. So, it’s time to make the most of the next 12 days of Christmas to limit any fiscal follies and ensure your gifts are financially fruitful. So here’s your 12-day action plan: 1. Gifts that don’t cost Be creative in your gift giving. Many parents with… Read more »

Take care of your parents finances
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How are your parents’ finances?

- November 30, 2021 3 MIN READ

Ensuring your parents’ finances are in order is a big part of taking care of them in their old age. It’s a funny thing when you realise that your parents are old. It makes you reflect on their lives and it’s probably when the responsibility of care shifts to you looking after them. We’re talking… Read more »

Tips for using your credit card at Christmas
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Don’t be silly with your credit cards this Christmas

- November 26, 2021 3 MIN READ

Avoid the sting of credit cards at Christmas with these tips for staying on track. Tip #1: get the lowest-possible rate card you can. It happens every Christmas. We go on a Christmas shopping splurge and feel great… until the credit card bill arrives in January. Outstanding balances can provide a horrible financial sting. New… Read more »