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Crypto’s exaggeration an opportunity for learning

Some argue that cryptocurrency’s volatility is a problem, but according to the founder of a bitcoin investment platform, it also offers va...

Moving abroad? Think about your SMSF’s residency rules

Moving abroad? Think about your SMSF’s residency rules

As more SMSFs make the shift overseas, it’s important that they consider residency rules and the opportunities in alternative structures, ...

The golden rules for work-related tax deductions

The golden rules for work-related tax deductions

The Australian Taxation Office is cracking down on cheeky taxpayers, arguing that it’s not fair for tax-dodgers to expect others to fork o...

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investing

Crypto’s exaggeration an opportunity for learning

Some argue that cryptocurrency’s volatility is a problem, but according to the founder of a bitcoin investment platform, it also offers va...

Cryptocurrency, currency

Cryptos aren’t assets, pose little market risk: S&P

As cryptocurrencies are more like speculative instruments than actual assets, a collapse would have little impact on financial markets, a ra...

Lighting a spark: investing in start-ups

Lighting a spark: investing in start-ups

Australia’s start-up scene is expanding and with it, the opportunities for savvy investors to make a tidy return, one investor argues. ...

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podcast

Find super’s sweet spot

Superannuation is neither set-and-forget nor fully DIY, so savers need to understand what they can control and the impact this will have in ...

What the heck is with robots and tech - ETFs explained

 The Australian ETF sector grew by 39 per cent in 2017, and is set to continue growing, but there are a few things investors need to know b...

Crack the code on crypto

It could be your favourite topic of discussion, or maybe a mention of crypto means $1 in the swear jar, but either way, bitcoin’s pervasiv...

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opinion

Bitcoin no replacement for gold

Both bitcoin and gold are “mined”, but the similarities largely end there, writes OzFinancial’s Sam Green.  ...

How many eggs and in which basket?

In investment terms, “diversification” refers to the process of allocating your savings in a way that reduces your exposure to any one p...

Follow the pro’s tips in 2018 to commercial property

As you look for strong wealth creation options in 2018, consider taking a page out of the book of major institutional investors and invest i...

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property

RBA

Investors could exacerbate housing fall: RBA

Property investors don’t live in their investment properties, so in a housing fall they would be more inclined to sell and potentially exa...

Housing price growth

Housing, income gap a problem: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia has said that while it doesn’t target house prices, it “would be a good outcome” if price increases no l...

Mortgage

No safety net for borrowers

Despite forecasted low rates of mortgage arrears, Aussie home owners are without “much of a buffer” should rates rise and discretionary ...

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saving

head in the sand

Ignorance is not bliss: poor financial awareness costing sleep

Australians are sticking their heads in the sand when it comes to expenditure, and it’s costing them their sleep, new research reveals. ...

 Parliament

Bill for ‘game changer’ body passes Parliament

The Australian government has applauded the passage of a “game changer” financial services body which it says will help consumers get a ...

Don’t let a broken heart break the bank

Don’t let a broken heart break the bank

This Valentine’s Day, Aussies are being warned to watch out for scammers looking to exploit a broken heart. ...

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planning

Family

Open up to prevent will disputes

As a will dispute can “irrevocably tear families apart”, Australians have been urged to tell their loved ones more about their final dec...

Major bank encourages navel-gazing

Major bank encourages navel-gazing

With more than 40 per cent of Australians admitting they rarely or never set goals for themselves, a major bank has urged Aussies to talk to...

Cryptocurrency’s estate planning balancing act

Cryptocurrency’s estate planning balancing act

The anonymity of transactions is one of cryptocurrency’s biggest drawcards, but it’s also one of the trickiest things to navigate when i...

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tax

The golden rules for work-related tax deductions

The golden rules for work-related tax deductions

The Australian Taxation Office is cracking down on cheeky taxpayers, arguing that it’s not fair for tax-dodgers to expect others to fork o...

Six ways to tax the ultra-wealthy better

6 ways to tax the ultra-wealthy better

Despite representing the minority, the world’s elite often wield disproportionate power. So how can tax reform be used to better distribut...

ATO’s house-sharing tax tips

I do declare: ATO’s house-sharing tax tips

Whether it’s a week or a year, the critical thing to remember when renting out accommodation is to declare all income. ...

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retirement

fight against elder abuse

Bank staff ‘hamstrung’ in fight against elder abuse

Despite occupying a prominent position in addressing elder abuse, Australian bank staff say the law leaves them often powerless to help. ...

Retirement, old age, senior citizen

‘Accountability has been found wanting’

In addition to averted eyes and blocked ears, elder abuse has continued to proliferate due to failures of accountability, Australia’s Aged...

why are retirees spending less

Penny pinchers: why are retirees spending less?

Most Aussie retirees are spending less than the age pension, with longer life spans, kids in need of a leg-up and memories of recessions all...

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superannuation

Money, dollar, cash

Magic: turning $1,500 into $4,200 with a click

Australians could turn $1,500 into more than $4,000 by making one change to their superannuation, a financial consultant has said, but accor...

‘Explosion’ in early access requests for weight-loss

‘Explosion’ in early access requests for weight-loss

More Australians are asking to use their superannuation for weight-loss surgeries, in what a major super body is calling an “explosion”....

paid in first six months of parental leave

Super should be paid in first six months of parental leave: report

A new report has called for super to be paid in the first six months of parental leave, arguing that without it, the super gender gap will c...

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smsf

Moving abroad? Think about your SMSF’s residency rules

Moving abroad? Think about your SMSF’s residency rules

As more SMSFs make the shift overseas, it’s important that they consider residency rules and the opportunities in alternative structures, ...

Big piggy banks, small piggy banks

SMSFs asked, are you a grower or preserver?

Understanding whether retirees want to grow, preserve or spend their wealth is key in developing effective retirement income plans, an SMSF ...

Cryptocurrency, currency

ASIC hopes SMSFs steer clear of speculative currencies

An authority at the investments watchdog has said he hopes the SMSF sector prevents “the more speculative cryptocurrencies” from becomin...

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Investment Insights

Bitcoin no replacement for gold

Both bitcoin and gold are “mined”, but the similarities largely end there, writes OzFinancial’s Sam Green.  ...

How many eggs and in which basket?

In investment terms, “diversification” refers to the process of allocating your savings in a way that reduces your exposure to any one p...

Follow the pro’s tips in 2018 to commercial property

As you look for strong wealth creation options in 2018, consider taking a page out of the book of major institutional investors and invest i...

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Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it, writes H&R Block's Mark Chapman. ...
Funding the gap year
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The gap year is fast becoming a rite of passage for many young Australians, as they seek a break between the rigours of their final year of ...
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