It has been an interesting week for property research. Banking giant Westpac estimates national house prices will only fall by a further 2.3 per cent by the end of the financial year before rebounding by 15 per cent over the following two years. The bank had previously predicted a 10 per cent plunge in prices…

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Market stability and continued momentum in shares helped to bolster account balances in August. However, while consumers and investors are looking ahead to a ‘COVID normal’ world, the recovery is highly dependent on infection rates and the gradual easing of restrictions across the country. According to estimates from leading superannuation research house SuperRatings, the median…

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According to leading research house SuperRatings, Suncorp was the top returning fund over the 12 months to the end of June, with the Suncorp Multi-Manager Growth Fund returning 3.8 per cent.  This was followed by BUSSQ and Australian Ethical Super, whose balanced options returned 2.5 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively. Over 10 years,…

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For many people their superannuation is now one of their biggest assets, so it’s important to keep benchmarking how your fund is performing. So when your statement comes in the next few weeks, these are the industry average figures you need to know. Then ask yourself is your fund above or below average? According to…

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Lots of people worried about how they’ll pay for their retirement may not realise they already have a substantial nest egg they’ve simply misplaced. New Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data reveals more than $20.8 billion worth of superannuation sits in lost or unclaimed accounts. The ATO is keen to reunite people with their money and has…

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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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