How wealthy people stay rich
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8 ways wealthy people stay rich (and get richer)

- August 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Wealthy people know that there’s a difference between having a lot of money and being truly well off.  Paul Sullivan, author of The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy, puts it concisely: wealthy people don’t just have money, they know how to protect and grow their wealth as well.  This security… Read more »

Assess your risk at tax time
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Tax time is all about risk assessment

- August 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

The ATO has a vigilant tax audit program in place. So at tax time it’s critical to assess the risk profile of your investments and know what they’re looking for. With group certificates and financial year end investment statements about to hit, the attention of most investors turns to tax. The aim is not to… Read more »

Financial family planning
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5 steps to good financial family planning

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

Financial family planning is perhaps the less ‘sexy’ side of starting a family, but it’s really critical if you want to raise a happy one. Your life changes in a big way when you have kids. Sleep becomes a luxury, diapers a daily ritual and seeing your children grow each day gives you more joy… Read more »

Is it cheaper to rent or buy
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Is it cheaper to rent or buy property?

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

It is one of the age-old questions asked by property buyers. In a particular area, is it cheaper to rent or buy? Property analysts CoreLogic has come up with the answer. Servicing a mortgage is now cheaper than paying rent on 36.3 per cent of Australian properties. Which means for 64 per cent of properties… Read more »

Best superannuation funds
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The best superannuation funds over the past year

- July 26, 2021 3 MIN READ

Even though you may not own any shares directly, it is worth following the health of the sharemarket because your superannuation fund is doing it for you. The good news is that your retirement nest egg has certainly had a big boost from the booming sharemarket. The top 20 performing balanced option super funds all… Read more »

Save for a home deposit
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5 rules you need to save for a home deposit

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

It can be tough to save for a home deposit, but it’s not impossible if you follow these five golden rules. We’ve always made big sacrifices for the security of owning our own home. So, the debate about whether buying property now is harder than it was in the past doesn’t really resonate with me.… Read more »