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The power of budgeting

April 1, 2016

A budget can help you work out what you’re spending money on and when Are you aware you need to change your spending habits, but not sure where to start? A budget can help you get back to basics and work out what’s going where and when. Whatever your plans, a budget can help you […]

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Honey, the kids shrunk my retirement

April 1, 2016

An increasing number of Peter (and Peta) Pans are refusing to fly the coop, staying in the family home well into adulthood. It’s estimated that in the next five years, more than one million 18 to 29-year-old Australians will still be living with their parents. Put another way, nearly a third of people close to […]

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Preparing for the time of your life

April 1, 2016

The choices we make in life have a big influence on our personal happiness and also on the wellbeing of those we love. Sometimes we anticipate choices with a sense of excitement. And sometimes life throws us curve balls in the form of unexpected events and important decisions. Perhaps you are thinking about a career […]

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Help achieve your investment goals with dynamic asset allocation

March 1, 2016

It goes without saying that the investment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Deleveraging has become an ongoing theme; central banks have played a significant role in guiding the economy and extreme swings in investor sentiment have all contributed to market volatility. All this will likely continue to impact the reliability of future investment […]

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Living longer, Living well

March 1, 2016

A century ago few Australians lived long enough to enjoy a life after work.iThese days, the average retiree can look forward to almost two decades of travelling, playing with the grandkids and generally enjoying life. In fact, a baby born today can expect to live to 91 if it is a boy and 93 if […]

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Jump retirement hurdles with a coach

March 1, 2016

Retirement is a life event that many of us long for, dreaming of the day we don’t ‘have’ to work anymore and we can finally achieve the ‘financial freedom’ we have saved for. But it can also mean a period of adjustment as we settle into a new version of our life. This can sometimes […]

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Working to restore your balance

February 21, 2016

In our fast-paced world, the desire for a better work/life balance is a common goal. It affects everyone from young professionals working long hours to get ahead, dual income households juggling inflexible jobs and children, and older workers wanting more time to help care for grandchildren or ease into retirement. While some people want to […]

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Doing it with date – onomics

February 21, 2016

Just as you wouldn’t invest money blindly, dabbling in the online dating market also calls for clear-sighted strategies to avoid risky prospects. While listening to your heart rather than your head may feel harmless enough behind a computer screen, critical thinkers are thought to be more likely to avoid poor romantic “investments”. Help with online […]

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Love and money – safeguarding relationships

February 21, 2016

Are you or your partner making sneaky ATM trips? Engaging in late-night online banking sessions? If so, you – or they – could be guilty of ‘financial infidelity’. Forget sex, religion or politics, the experts all agree that money is the most common cause of relationship tension. “We think about relationship compatibility from just about […]

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New year, new start – are you ready for retirement?

January 21, 2016

If 2016 is the year you were thinking about retiring, Renata Singer – a writer, community activist and educator who recently released a book called Older and Bolder, Life after 60, actively encourages women in particular, to not give up work too soon. “If you’re feeling the pressure to retire, stay doing what you love […]

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