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Borrowing money, handing cash, money

‘If you’re a borrower, it will hurt’

The cash rate is unlikely to move in any significant way but Aussie homeowners could still be stung in another fashion, an investment firm h...

Falling markets, volatility

Falling markets don’t necessarily mean falling earnings: portfolio manager

Rising interest rates have brought back volatility, and opportunities to buy good companies at better prices with it, a portfolio manager ha...

boxing, tougher

Uh-oh: it’s about to get tougher to refinance

Aussie homeowners looking for a better deal could soon be in a tight spot, with S&P predicting tightened lending restrictions will lead ...

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investing

Falling markets, volatility

Falling markets don’t necessarily mean falling earnings: portfolio manager

Rising interest rates have brought back volatility, and opportunities to buy good companies at better prices with it, a portfolio manager ha...

Franking credit reform to take sting out of SMSFs’ ‘home bias’: investment adviser

While a degree of home bias makes sense, SMSFs need to be more globally diversified and imputation credit reform could be the catalyst, an i...

Solid management

ESG-compliance a sign of solid management

When looking for good companies to invest in, ESG-observance is a key sign that “management has its act together”, a major investment ba...

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podcast

Bricks and stones investors know, but commercial can aid in diversity

Investors may believe a commercial property investment is unattainable, but according to an expert in the space, not only is it attainable, ...

‘The general public must be horrified’: lessons from the royal commission

If you’ve got tennis elbow and your doctor suggests cutting your arm off, you’d seek a second opinion. So why wouldn’t you do that wit...

Find the future, don’t become toast

Trying to navigate the disruptions of AI, online retail and energy innovations? Look to the Canon v Kodak late '80s showdown for a history l...

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opinion

The times they are a-changin’…and time for a 5-step portfolio review

There’s been an increase in the level of negative commentary of late. Talk has centred around the value of shares (‘overpriced’), bond...

Why do SMSFs choose to invest in ETFs?

ETFs have been gaining popularity with Australian investors since they first launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2001. ...

Inflows, outflows and investor movement: April’s ETF trends

VIDEO: Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our readers the April edition on what has been going on across the ETF lan...

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property

Borrowing money, handing cash, money

‘If you’re a borrower, it will hurt’

The cash rate is unlikely to move in any significant way but Aussie homeowners could still be stung in another fashion, an investment firm h...

boxing, tougher

Uh-oh: it’s about to get tougher to refinance

Aussie homeowners looking for a better deal could soon be in a tight spot, with S&P predicting tightened lending restrictions will lead ...

Property investment, investing, house market, property market

Why foreign property investment could be a ‘perilous exercise’

Half of Aussies would consider foreign property investment if it had an appealing price point, but this could be a bad idea, a property rese...

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saving

Scam, scammers

‘Concerning rise’ in scammers posing as banks

Aussies need to be on guard against “unscrupulous, unsolicited” scammers presenting themselves as the Australian Banking Association, th...

Reports, credit report, reporting system

The credit improvement hardly anyone knows about

A “fairer” credit reporting system is on its way, but only 12 per cent of Baby Boomers know about it, new numbers reveal. ...

Billionaire population expanding at ‘healthy pace’

There are more billionaires than ever before, with women joining the club at a faster rate than men. ...

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planning

financial planner

The 5 moments you could use a financial planner

Despite the royal commission’s disturbing revelations, there will “always be a place for quality advice”, and especially at these five...

Pet, dog

So long, Buster: looking after a pet in your will

Many Australians consider their furry, feathered or scaled friend family, so why wouldn’t they be recognised in a will? ...

Friends, friendship, inheriting from friends

Friends forever: the ‘particular issues’ of inheriting from friends

It may not be common for friends to inherit before family, but it does happen and comes with its “own particular issues”, a solicitor ha...

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tax

ATO target, property investors

Property investors, union members likely ATO targets

The Australian Taxation Office will likely focus its “audit firepower” on work-related expenses and investment property owners in the ye...

Tax inspector

‘Lead me to what I need to investigate’: tax inspector

The Inspector-General of Taxation has reassured taxpayers that their confidentiality will be respected should they come forward with informa...

Cut taxes

‘Jewel’ of Australia’s tax-system destroyed in budget

By cutting out the 37 per cent tax bracket, the latest budget also removes the “jewel” that is Australia’s progressive tax system, The...

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retirement

Fraud, magnifying glass

‘Fraud’: fund slams government retirement income mandate

A government-backed mandate for super funds to offer annuity-style products has been labelled “actuarial fraud” by a manager of one of A...

Pension, retirement

There’s a case for a universal pension: Mercer

While Australia’s retirement income system has “many positive features”, a universal pension could help deliver a fairer system, espec...

Spending too little, retirement

Retirees could be spending too little, too early

The retirement sector may have miscalculated retirees’ spending habits, leading many Aussies to live unnecessarily frugal retirements, a r...

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superannuation

Piggy bank, balloon

Last chance for employers to ‘do the right thing’ with super

The government has extended an amnesty offer to employers that have failed to pay their employees’ super, warning that strong penalties aw...

1 in 5 Australians

1 in 5 Australians to miss out on super by 2027

Failures to recognise the reality of a changing employment landscape could lead one in five workers to miss out on super by 2027, new resear...

Super funds

‘Not enough’ for super boards to tick board boxes: APRA

When it comes to appropriate board composition, superannuation funds are making the minimum their maximum, the regulator has said. ...

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smsf

Caution, warning, reminder

‘Don’t be cute’ with SMSF compliance

When it comes to SMSF rules and regulations, there’s little leeway and the penalties for contraventions are harsh, a financial planner has...

Review fees

Are you paying too much? SMSFs urged to review fees

SMSF trustees are being urged to review the fees they’re paying as they mark another month of underperformance relative to APRA funds. ...

Hurdles ahead for new SMSF audit requirements?

The government will change the annual SMSF audit requirement to a three-year cycle, but some experts are predicting the move could increase ...

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Investment Insights

The times they are a-changin’…and time for a 5-step portfolio review

There’s been an increase in the level of negative commentary of late. Talk has centred around the value of shares (‘overpriced’), bond...

Why do SMSFs choose to invest in ETFs?

ETFs have been gaining popularity with Australian investors since they first launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2001. ...

Inflows, outflows and investor movement: April’s ETF trends

VIDEO: Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our readers the April edition on what has been going on across the ETF lan...

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Could you be making a self-managed super fund mistake?
May 11 2018
Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have become, in recent years, an enticing option for Australians looking to set up for retirement. ...
Is an SMSF for you?
May 4 2018
If you’re well progressed on your retirement savings journey, it’s worth assessing if a self-managed super fund (SMSF) may be a suitable...
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