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Stocks, Australian market

Remember banking sector’s virtues, former PM pleads

Bank stocks are poised to fall in coming weeks as the royal commission’s scrutiny circles back, but former prime minister John Howard has ...

Magnifying glass, tax trouble

I’m in tax trouble, what do I do?

Thousands of Australians are likely to receive some ominous looking letters this year as the Tax Office cracks down on incorrect claims, a t...

Australia, retirement, Indigenous Australians

‘Equal isn’t the same for everybody’, royal commission hears

Australia’s retirement savings system might be considered world class, but the benefits of the $2.6 trillion sector have spectacularly byp...

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investing

Stocks, Australian market

Remember banking sector’s virtues, former PM pleads

Bank stocks are poised to fall in coming weeks as the royal commission’s scrutiny circles back, but former prime minister John Howard has ...

Responsible investing

Responsible investing has become de rigueur: Report

For the first time, most managed assets in Australia are also responsible investments, reflecting savers’ dreams for comfortable retiremen...

first-time investors, need to know, investing, investment

7 things all first-time investors need to know

For first-time investors, diving into the world of stocks and bonds can be overwhelming, but there are some steps they can take to lighten t...

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podcast

Making money in the current market

With the Australian market in a constant state of change, up to date information is paramount in turning your investment into dollars. ...

Saul Eslake

Wealth, tax and attitude: A conversation with Saul Eslake

Just 5 per cent of Australians think they have gained a lot from the last 26 years of economic growth and this tells an interesting story ab...

Safety first: Navigate marketplace lending in 2018

The peer-to-peer lending space is “littered” with stories of lenders losing out to poor quality borrowers, so it may be time for a strat...

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opinion

The age of the centaur investor

Growing up, I loved watching The Six Million Dollar Man – Steve Austin’s human judgment combined with machine enhancements made him inv...

How super funds play the ratings game

It’s that time of the year again when super funds release their annual performance. This blog looks at how the funds twist their performan...

Build a bond portfolio to benefit from US yields’ high

Bonds often take a back seat in the mindset of investors, who are instead focused on the fast-paced equities market and Australia’s long-s...

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property

Questions to ask, invest in property, SMSF

5 questions to ask before you invest in property through your SMSF

There’s a question mark next to SMSF property investment, so Aussies considering the move should weigh up the pros and cons. ...

Mortgage burden, piggy bank, water, retirement, retirees

Mortgage burden will push retirees to downsize: Report

The proportion of households entering retirement while saddled with debt has more than doubled since 1996, and it could prompt retirees to d...

SMSF property loan

Don’t give up on an SMSF property loan

As of today, only one major bank will offer SMSF home loans, but that doesn’t mean self-funded retirees should give up hope. ...

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saving

We’d rather sit in traffic: Aussies lax on financial data security

Australians would rather do their taxes or sit in traffic than boost their financial data security, a new survey has revealed. ...

Man in suit, binoculars

We’re watching: Corporate regulator to infiltrate banks, potentially super

Employees at Australia’s major banks and AMP can expect to meet some new faces, as the corporate watchdog announces plans to embed staff w...

RBA announces August cash rate

The Reserve Bank of Australia has revealed the official cash rate for August following its monthly board meeting today. ...

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planning

mental capacity, brain

Protecting your SMSF from lost mental capacity

No one wants to believe they will lose mental capacity, but failure to plan for it can have “catastrophic” consequences for an SMSF, a s...

Social media apps, digital world

What will your digital ghost look like?

Posts on Facebook, comments on YouTube and re-tweets on Twitter will live on after death, raising several estate planning considerations, an...

Question mark, paper bag in the head

No one to run to: Aussies don’t know who to trust with money

When it comes to finances, not only do most Australians have no one they trust, they also don’t trust the advice they do receive, a new re...

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tax

Magnifying glass, tax trouble

I’m in tax trouble, what do I do?

Thousands of Australians are likely to receive some ominous looking letters this year as the Tax Office cracks down on incorrect claims, a t...

tax trap, can't claim, tax advice

You can’t claim that: Top 10 tax traps

Everyone has tax advice, but some advice, like that given by shop assistants, probably should be taken with a grain of salt. ...

Tax deductions, office workers

The 5 tax deductions office workers need to know about

Working professionals might not be getting all they deserve when tax time rolls around, a tax agent has said, and taxpayers should know what...

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retirement

Retirement, retiree, spending of retirees,

Behaviour fuelling retirement spending, not income

Retiree spending has less to do with income and more with lifestyle, a new report with “important implications” for super funds has foun...

top secret stamp

The population-aging secret the RBA governor wants you to know about

Other advanced economies hate him! ...

Retirement, Australian seniors

Retirees’ need for ‘affordable and accessible advice’ prompts advice merger

With the majority of Australian seniors relying on the age pension, there’s a critical need for affordable and trustworthy advice to stop ...

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superannuation

Australia, retirement, Indigenous Australians

‘Equal isn’t the same for everybody’, royal commission hears

Australia’s retirement savings system might be considered world class, but the benefits of the $2.6 trillion sector have spectacularly byp...

Intro to share trading

Intro to share trading

Many experts suggest that investing in share market assets—shares, in particular—is an effective way to avoid the impact of inflation wh...

Unions and independence: The super paradox

Unions exist to benefit members, but a requirement for union representation could have left Energy Super members $20 million worse-off, the ...

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smsf

Sue, blame, auditor

I lost my SMSF, can I sue my auditor?

A recent NSW case saw an SMSF auditor held liable for an SMSF’s losses, raising questions around SMSF rights and auditor responsibilities....

mental incapacity

Navigating mental incapacity in an SMSF

No one wants to believe it can happen, but loss of mental capacity happens and can have devastating consequences for an SMSF if not handled ...

Tax-free status, lose tax-free, SMSF assets

Enough already: Calls for calm after SMSF assets lose tax-free status

Nearly 25 per cent of SMSF assets have lost tax-free status since the 2016 federal budget and the sector can’t take much more, a new surv...

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Investment Insights

The age of the centaur investor

Growing up, I loved watching The Six Million Dollar Man – Steve Austin’s human judgment combined with machine enhancements made him inv...

How super funds play the ratings game

It’s that time of the year again when super funds release their annual performance. This blog looks at how the funds twist their performan...

Build a bond portfolio to benefit from US yields’ high

Bonds often take a back seat in the mindset of investors, who are instead focused on the fast-paced equities market and Australia’s long-s...

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Downsizing your property – New benefits for the elderly soon to be unlocked
Jul 19 2018
There is always a lot to consider when you are heading towards retirement. Questions like, what lifestyle do you want to live? Do you need m...
An argument for alternatives – including crypto
Jul 19 2018
We’re all familiar with traditional assets. The share market, real estate, bonds and cash are generally considered traditional investments...
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