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Average Christmas spend for men, women revealed in new data

Aussies are predicted to spend up big this festive season, with presents the number one expense breaking the bank. ...

Golden eggs

Battle brews over new changes to insurance in superannuation

The federal government has copped heat for its plans to again change the nature of insurance in superannuation, as consumers continue to gra...

Magnifying glass

Everyday Aussies tipped be hit by Labor’s tax reforms

Labor’s proposed scrapping of cash refunds on franking credits may prove injurious to millions of average Aussies in large super funds, sa...

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investing

Chris Andrew

Markets are changing, Nest Egg explore an investment theme that is positioned to deliver income

Promoted by La Trobe Financial. Join us for Episode 2 of a Nest Egg exclusive and debut of our Meet The Managers series, we sat down with Ch...

Sustainability

Major bank teams up with World Bank for sustainable bond offer

A big four bank has partnered with the World Bank to launch a new sustainable bond that will allow investors to invest in a number of social...

Global economy

Report shows which Aussie funds make top global list

Nine Australian funds are among the world’s 100 biggest asset owners, according to a new report released this week. ...

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podcast

Steven Bennett, Charter Hall

How the Australian commercial property market is performing in this climate

Head of direct property and fund manager at Charter Hall, Steven Bennett, last joined the Nest Egg podcast in May discussing how investors c...

Andrew Thomson, CFMG

How this company is creating value for investors through the property market

CFMG Capital claims to create value for investors through active and passive property investment in the residential, retail and commercial m...

Vivek Bommi, Neuberger Berman

Are fixed income assets the thermostat to controlling volatile market climates?

Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned investment management firm, which started initially as a US-based company focusin...

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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

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Development slump feared as investor lending hits new lows

Lending to property investors is at its lowest since July 2013, and the building industry fears a slump in new development looms for Austr...

Piggy bank and calculator

Key negative gearing policy clarification issued to investors

Investors are being urged to realise Labor’s controversial changes to negative gearing will apply to all investments, not just property, w...

Malcolm Turnbull

Housing price drop pinned on Turnbull ousting

The increased likelihood of a Labor government coming into power after the Liberal government’s leadership spill is core to property price...

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saving

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...

Kid saving for the future

Aussie parents concerned by cashless future

Australia’s parents are worried their children will not have the same understanding of money as them, a national poll has revealed. ...

RBA Cash rate

RBA reveals: Is the cash rate staying on hold?

The Reserve Bank has today announced if it will keep Australia's official cash rate at record lows for another month.  ...

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planning

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Average Christmas spend for men, women revealed in new data

Aussies are predicted to spend up big this festive season, with presents the number one expense breaking the bank. ...

Two men handshake

Vulnerability the key to maximising financial advice

Australians have indicated their trust in financial experts is at a record low. One consultant says that while financial and accountancy p...

Refuse

‘Distrusted’: Aussie investors turn their backs on financial planners

In the wake of the royal commission, new research shows Australians consumers have put financial planners in a “distrusted” category of ...

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tax

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Everyday Aussies tipped be hit by Labor’s tax reforms

Labor’s proposed scrapping of cash refunds on franking credits may prove injurious to millions of average Aussies in large super funds, sa...

Stressed woman

Taxpayers fooled by fake tax bills, ATO finds

With 1 million Aussies required to make a payment to the Tax Office come 21 November, the ATO’s assistant commissioner has cautioned tax...

rate percentage

Middle, low-income retirees to wear 15% loss under new policy

New modelling has found a significant opportunity cost in the ALP’s controversial tax policy, with modest earners set to be 15 per cent wo...

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retirement

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...

Comfortable retirement

Prepare for retirement without a pension, Aussies told

New modelling suggests retirees may be better off financially than working age Australians, but that outcome could be clouded by weakened go...

Children's inheritance

Baby Boomers are cruising into retirement on the back of their kids’ inheritance

Australian Baby Boomers are drawing on their children’s inheritance and spending up big on cruises. ...

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superannuation

Golden eggs

Battle brews over new changes to insurance in superannuation

The federal government has copped heat for its plans to again change the nature of insurance in superannuation, as consumers continue to gra...

Old couple retirees

'Unprecedented attack' on savings in new report, says super lobbyists

A prominent superannuation advocacy body has rebuked the Grattan Institute report on retirement savings, warning its recommendations could l...

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Fee drops and new launch in superannuation market

Cost pressures and an increasingly mobile investor population are behind the launch of one new super fund, and another cutting its fees. ...

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smsf

Chopping block

Hundreds of SMSFs on the chopping block

The Tax Office has cancelled the Australian Business Numbers (ABNs) of about 700 self-managed funds, after a surveillance program looking fo...

SMSF auditors disqualified

Consumers alerted as ASIC boots two auditors

ASIC has disqualified two Queensland SMSF auditors for breaching their obligations, which serves as a reminder to trustees to take care in c...

Mistakes

Top mistakes Aussies make when setting up an SMSF

Despite the continued growth in SMSF membership, key mistakes are still being made when it comes to the set-up of funds, the ATO has reveale...

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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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Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided
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