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Super Women

- May 11, 2016 4 MIN READ

While we have taken many positive steps towards gender equality in Australia, it’s a sad truth that on average woman retire with $90,000 less in super and will live five years longer than men. Women are caught in a double whammy of low super financing a longer life. How on earth does this happen? First,… Read more »

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Federal Family Budget

- April 28, 2016 4 MIN READ

While we may glaze over at the huge numbers involved, tomorrow’s Federal Budget is basically a bigger, more complex version of our own family budget. A balanced federal budget is the cornerstone of a thriving country, just a a balanced household budget is the cornerstone of a thriving family growing their wealth. And we use… Read more »

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Low IR investing

- March 30, 2016 3 MIN READ

The Reserve Bank meets this week to discuss the state of the economy, the strength of the Aussie dollar and set a path for interest rates. The latest public remarks from RBA Governor Glenn Stevens suggest it’s steady as she goes for the foreseeable future. So with official interest rates at a record low two… Read more »

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Share panic lessons

- March 16, 2016 4 MIN READ

It’s been a tumultuous start to the year for investors to say the least. Only six weeks ago you would have thought the world was about to end. Commentators were taking to their soapboxes shouting doom and gloom and striking panic into global sharemarkets. Concerns about economic growth in China were causing commodity prices to… Read more »

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Tax reform

- March 2, 2016 4 MIN READ

Now that the dust has settled around the feet of Malcolm Turnbull and his dramatic entrance into the Prime Ministership, the focus has shifted to what is sure to be a key plank of the next election, tax reform. It’s a touchy issue which politicians have talked about for years but never really delivered for… Read more »

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Credit Rating

- January 27, 2016 4 MIN READ

If you’ve ever been really late in paying a bill or defaulted on a loan, then chances are it has been recorded on personal credit rating. And while you may not think too much of it, you can be sure that every financial institution in the country takes it very seriously. So when the day… Read more »

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Estate Planning kids

- November 25, 2015 3 MIN READ

Where there’s a will, there’s a relative… and a way to fight over it. That’s the unfortunate story of so many estates these days, where families fall out and even end up trading legal blows to settle the finances of a parent who has passed away. It’s not just the rich families squabbling either. However… Read more »

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Identify theft

- November 18, 2015 4 MIN READ

Technology is so much a part of our lives we take it for granted its power and ability to rip us off. We Instagram, tweet, share and update our statuses more than ever before. It’s fun, informative and helps stay in touch with family and friends. Unfortunately, it also makes us sitting ducks for identity… Read more »

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Super lump sum V pension

- November 11, 2015 3 MIN READ

During most of your working life you’re encouraged to think about retirement. Constantly reminded about whether you’re putting enough away to maintain your current lifestyle. Threats of pending poverty if you don’t contribute enough. Retirement planning calculators are great to get a general feel for the amount you’ll need to fund your lifestyle, and professional… Read more »