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How do you help your kids buy a home?

October 18, 2017

Increasing house prices are good news for property owners but can be a bit of a hurdle for people trying to get into the market. If, like many of our clients, your goal is to help your children buy a home, there are a few ways you can help. Perhaps some of the tips below […]

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The key to making it financially

October 10, 2017

If you’ve paid off your home, have a healthy stash of super and take an overseas holiday each year, you’ve made it financially. That’s the view of many Australians according to recent research. A study by comparison site Finder found paying off the mortgage is the financial milestone 74% of Australians value most. Having enough […]

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How can money buy you happiness?

September 27, 2017

Dr Michael Norton from Harvard Business School has conducted research which indicates that money can indeed make you happy if you use it to buy experiences, time, or invest in others. Buying experiences – when we buy experiences, we don’t just buy the duration of that experience. Michael’s team’s research found that we’re happiest the day […]

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Ten experiences for $10

September 20, 2017

For the next time you’re itching to get out, but don’t want to spend a fortune, here’s a list of ten things to do for about $10 (or less). 1. Get near some water If you live in Australia, you probably live within 50km of the coastline.i And if you don’t, there’s a good chance you […]

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Managing your money when you move in together

September 6, 2017

Living together is a big step. You may be merging your lives more closely, but should you merge your finances? So you’ve taken the leap and decided to move in together. It’s an exciting time which can take your relationship to a new level, but it can also add new pressures as you address practical […]

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What to do when you come into money

August 30, 2017

Whether you’re faced with an inheritance, redundancy package or winning lottery ticket, it’s wise to consider your financial situation and future goals. For most of us, a financial windfall isn’t something that comes around very often. And while the extra cash is welcome, money matters may be the last thing on your mind if you’re […]

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It pays to contribute to your partner’s super

August 22, 2017

If your spouse is a stay-at-home parent, working part-time or out of work, adding to their super could benefit you both financially. If your spouse (husband, wife, de facto or same-sex partner) is a low-income earner or not working at the moment, chances are they’re accumulating little or no super at all to fund their […]

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How to cope with losing independence

August 16, 2017

If you or a loved one is experiencing a loss of independence, you may be able to maintain a sense of control. Few, if any of us, look forward to losing independence. In fact, research reveals that 75% of older people feared losing independence while only 29% feared dyingi. It also revealed that 44% were […]

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Household items that will provide cost savings

August 9, 2017

See what things you might have at home that could deliver you cost savings later on. We all enjoy the odd bargain and inexpensive label that delivers quality at a fraction of the price; however, sometimes shelling out a bit more up front can mean greater cost savings down the track. Check out these seven […]

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Trying to understand the selfie obsession

July 26, 2017

Mirror on the wall In 2013, “selfie” was officially added to the Oxford Dictionary. It refers to a person taking a photo of themselves with their own phone or camera. The idea of taking a self-portrait isn’t really new. It seems since the beginning of time we’ve felt the need to capture ourselves in some […]

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