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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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How to defend your home loan

July 19, 2017

It’s not unusual that life can be smooth sailing one minute and throw you a curveball the next. You might be hit with an injury or illness, a reduction in income or redundancy, a separation from your partner, or even a death in the family—all of which can be difficult, emotionally as well as financially. […]

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Make technology work for you

July 11, 2017

Automate the boring things Set up direct debits so your bills are paid on time without having to remember all the due dates. And if your credit card is weighing you down, set up a regular payment and pay the full amount each month if you can to avoid more interest. Or at least pay […]

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Estate planning and why you need a super plan

June 28, 2017

When it comes to passing-on your super money, you need to put specific plans in place so the right people end up with it when the time comes. You’d probably rather be doing something other than thinking about your own mortality. But because your super can become a significant amount of money, you’ll want to […]

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Watch out for tax scams

June 20, 2017

Tax time is approaching and that means a juicy refund may be just around the corner. It’s a busy time for scammers too, and last year alone 48,000 Australians fell prey to tax scams between July and October.  Already this year, the Tax Office has registered over 17,067 scam reports with victims collectively losing $1.5 […]

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What’s your debt age?

June 14, 2017

The types of debt we have largely depends on our age and stage in life. For most of us, having debt in some form or another is an inescapable fact of life. And despite its reputation, debt is not necessarily a dirty word. If managed well, it can be a powerful tool to build wealth, […]

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What financial records do I need to keep?

May 31, 2017

Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of paper? Tame the paperwork today and reap the rewards tomorrow. Life can be complicated enough without all the administrative paperwork that often accompanies it. This is particularly true when it comes to your personal finances. If stacks of old bank statements, utility bills, receipts, insurance and […]

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Why goals succeed where resolutions fail

May 24, 2017

As we approach the halfway point of the year, school, work and daily routines will be ruling your week once again. And if you made any resolutions over the holiday season, chances are you have probably slipped back into your old ways. Don’t worry. Researchi has proven resolutions rarely work. Mainly because resolutions tend to expect […]

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