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NBN cable installation

Thousands of Aussies due refunds, 'misled' on NBN plans

Thousands of Australians are overpaying for their NBN connection, as leading telecommunications companies admit to misleading customers into...

House for sale

8 ways to maximise returns on property in a down market

In times of property glut, it can be difficult for investors looking to sell up to differentiate their property from the next. Nest Egg spo...

ASIC

SMSF members lose close to $5m in investment scam

A financial services professional has been suspended from providing advice and his firm shut down after he utilised clients’ funds to fina...

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investing

US Federal Reserve

Six things for investors to watch for in 2019

Although 2019 has been picked as a year likely to deliver much better returns for diversified portfolios than the volatility of 2018, there ...

ASX building

‘Very good shape’: local opportunities flagged for investors

Australian companies will offer investors attractive opportunities in 2019, one investment management firm says, as global markets face a ra...

Apple store

Major bank spots changes in Aussies’ money moves

Young traders are entering markets in record numbers, as Gen Y and Gen Z seek exposure to international investment opportunities. ...

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podcast

Adam Truelove

Why sometimes the best advice is to do the opposite of what the market is doing

With 2018 having seen market corrections across numerous investment classes and some claiming that the market would ‘struggle to get any l...

Chris Andrews, LaTrobe

Meet the Managers: A behind the scenes look at La Trobe Financial

This special episode of the Nest Egg Podcast is the first in our “Meet the Managers” series where we take you behind the scenes with t...

Jake Bernstein,

What can be learnt from 50 years of analysing the stock market

Internationally recognised futures analyst Jake Bernstein’s reputation has been built over 50 years of analysing the stock market.  An ac...

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opinion

Interest rates

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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property

House for sale

8 ways to maximise returns on property in a down market

In times of property glut, it can be difficult for investors looking to sell up to differentiate their property from the next. Nest Egg spo...

Aerial shot of housing

Home loan rejections spike as refinancing curbed

Home loan rejection rates skyrocketed in November and December of 2018, as investors feel the brunt of tight lending conditions, slow credit...

house renovation

5 tax-effective renovations for your investment property

Investors may be able to receive thousands more in tax deductions on renovations by carefully choosing their fixtures, fittings and material...

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saving

NBN cable installation

Thousands of Aussies due refunds, 'misled' on NBN plans

Thousands of Australians are overpaying for their NBN connection, as leading telecommunications companies admit to misleading customers into...

Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and ANZ

Satisfaction spikes for banks after royal commission slump

According to fresh market research, satisfaction in Australia’s banks has reported the first monthly improvement since the start of the fi...

Credit card payment

Credit card debt jumps to $30bn in Christmas rush

Many Aussies may have headed into the new year weighed down by hefty credit card debt, as the nation is predicted to have set a new record f...

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planning

TPG, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Hefty price tags prompt 11 million to switch product providers

Millions of Aussies feel they’re paying too much for their financial products, with 56 per cent looking to switch providers this year. ...

Australian dollars

Top age groups, cities for financial stress revealed

Two in five Aussie workers experience financial stress throughout their career, and the degrees of stress are varied according to city, gend...

Credit card

Aussies rejecting credit card accounts as lending remains tight

Dropping numbers of credit card accounts has been picked to continue, as tighter lending standards push consumers to rethink the impact of t...

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tax

Breast implant, dog and suits

Strange tax claims surface as Aussies ‘push the envelope’

Cosmetic surgery and expenses for their dogs are just some of the outlandish things Australians tried to claim as tax deductions last tax pe...

Scam

Taxpayer hands over $3,500 as scam goes national

Investors should be on high alert for a sophisticated scam, with some Australians handing over up to $3,500 unknowingly after receiving a ph...

ATO

Almost 50% tax bills spotted as investors falter on savings strategies

A former Tax Office boss has found a number of investors managing their own superannuation have been hit with a 47 per cent tax bill as thei...

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retirement

Australian dollars

Cost of comfortable retirement goes up to $61k per year for couples

Retirees experienced only a slight increase to their cost of living over the September quarter, with the average individual paying 0.6 per c...

Old man

Older renters and homeowners in financial strife across NSW

Older Australians living in NSW are facing significant housing stress and insecurity regardless of whether they rent or own, a new report ha...

dog welcome home on brown mat

Emotion, hard sells with pets costing retirees big

Aussies are dishing out big bucks to take care of their pets, with retirees told to be cautious of being ‘up-sold’ on expensive toys, t...

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superannuation

Australian dollars

Best, worst super performers ranked in new data

New market data has revealed industry super funds are substantially outperforming their retail counterparts when it comes to customer satisf...

Australian parliament

‘Best in show’ proposal for super industry stirs controversy

Some stakeholders in the super industry have taken aim at the Productivity Commission’s suggestion of implementing a 10 “Best in Show...

Parliament house

Big changes for super funds put to government

Australian superannuation members will be benefitted by $3.8 billion a year under findings handed down by the Productivity Commission to the...

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smsf

ASIC

SMSF members lose close to $5m in investment scam

A financial services professional has been suspended from providing advice and his firm shut down after he utilised clients’ funds to fina...

Tax time

Investors blindsided by tax from super withdrawals

Australians running their own superannuation funds are being hit with surprise taxes due to a lack of understanding regarding what meeting ...

SMSF spruikers lurk in popular holiday spot

Spruikers illegally pushing self-managed super funds have started to pop up on the mid-north coast of NSW, and the corporate regulator is wa...

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Investment Insights

Interest rates

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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