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Does property always go up?

February 20, 2018

It may be time to reconsider some myths about property investment. With so much emphasis on property in the media, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. But before investing in any type of asset—including property—it pays to consider the pros and cons, and any commonly held misconceptions. Here we bust 3 property […]

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Sports lovers enjoy better financial fitness

February 13, 2018

If your golf clubs have been under wraps or your tennis racquet has been tucked away for some time, it could be worth dusting them off. Research by AMP found Australians who play sport regularly are 64% more likely to achieve their financial goals than those who don’t. With the warmer weather, plenty of us […]

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You could find some extra cash for 2018

January 31, 2018

We all dream of an unexpected windfall, and there may be no better way to kick start 2018 than with some extra cash to your name.  With a bit of digging around, it can be possible to find some forgotten funds you’re entitled to. A treasure trove of forgotten cash To begin with, many state […]

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Plan for retirement without missing out today

January 19, 2018

If you’re looking for a way to start saving for your retirement, but still enjoy your lifestyle today, you’re not alone. Recent research shows 54% of Australians aged 55-64 want the same thing.i No doubt you already have a cashflow system in place, but perhaps it’s time to revisit it. It could be the first […]

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The year that was – five questions to ask yourself

January 17, 2018

Reflecting on the year that was … 1. What did you spend your time on in 2017? We all have 24 hours in a day so how you spend those hours will show up in what you achieve. Reflecting on the activities you spend your time on can also be a good indication of where […]

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One in three Aussies travel without protection

December 12, 2017

It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer holidays, but amid the excitement of choosing a destination, don’t forget to arrange travel cover. In the last three years, one in three Australians have headed off internationally without the protection of travel insurance. If you run into trouble overseas it can be […]

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How investors will look back on 2017

November 28, 2017

As we head towards the end of 2017, it’s worth taking a look at how investment markets have fared over the year. It turns out we’ve enjoyed a pretty good 12 months – especially if you haven’t had a significant chunk of your wealth tied up in cash. The last 12 months have been steady […]

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Digital payment may see you spend more this Christmas

November 21, 2017

With the festive season just weeks away, Australians are gearing up for the annual peak spending period, and the growth of digital payment options could be widening the gap between what we regard as our spending limit and the balance of our bank account. The disconnect between cards and cash Credit cards make spending (and […]

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Money mistakes people make in their 50s and 60s

November 15, 2017

Avoid these common money traps to make sure you have enough put aside for a comfortable retirement. When you’re in your 50s and 60s, you know you’ve worked long and hard for what you’ve achieved in life and probably have a fair idea of how you want to live in your future retirement. But it’s […]

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Should you lend money to family?

November 8, 2017

What you should consider before handing over your hard earned savings You may be someone who has helped your family out with a little extra cash here and there. Whether it’s pocket money for doing chores, or money to pay phone bills, go see a movie or buy clothes, for example. But what happens when […]

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