It’s one of those financial nightmares we all hope doesn’t come true… running out of money in retirement. Outliving your wealth adds an unwelcome level of stress at a time when you’re financially vulnerable. Without a regular income stream from a wage, and limited employment opportunities, it is near impossible to rebuild if you run…

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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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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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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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Have you been thinking about sorting your life admin but don’t know where to start? You know, all those things you never get around to but can make your life function so much smoother and reduce stress – like organising your tax, sorting important documents, understanding superannuation and the list goes on…  Here’s what you can…

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Nothing can tear a relationship apart more than financial issues. It can set couples against each other and fester into something incredibly destructive. We’ve been married almost 39 years and, at different times, endured significant financial hardship. We’ve found that it is so much easier to cope with these strains if you have a relationship…

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Success or failure when it comes to investing often comes down to our personal psychological traits, and the way we make decisions, rather than the actual quality of investments themselves. It’s our state of mind, our emotional wellbeing and personal traits which can either help or hinder our decision-making. Just examine the way you “think”…

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Success in your career or managing your money can be so much easier with a little help from others. Tapping in to someone else’s expertise and experience can provide invaluable guidance.   That’s why Mentors are important. They have been so important in both our lives and why we always recommend for everyone to find…

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Looking to set financial for for 2020? Remember that the answer does not lie in a batch of trite new year financial resolutions. It’s all about a change in behaviours. Money doesn’t buy happiness but it can certainly help. And the key is building healthy financial habits. So have a look through some of our top…

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‘Tis the season where children around the world are judged on whether they are “naughty” or “nice”… and their reward from Santa is based on the result. The threat of Santa’s retribution is always a great stick for parents in the months leading up to Christmas to demand better behaviour from their children. But are you…

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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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Superannuation & Share dive

Every working Australian is invested in the sharemarket… through their superannuation. As global sharemarkets tank and the doomsayers...

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