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Family

Seven tips for creating a watertight will

From wills written on the back of cereal boxes and manila folders, to people attempting to gift the company owned car, Anna Hacker has seen ...

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...

Upset customer

1.7m Aussies backed away from financial disputes

ASIC is calling on the financial services industry to improve complaints practices, after it found half of all consumers who considered maki...

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investing

Australian investors

Market risks on the map this week, but investors told to weather the challenge

Australian investors have been urged to remain positive and avoid reactionary responses to macro level global events, as market volatility c...

AUstralian dollars

‘Be careful what you wish for’: How government surplus could result in economic downturn

Australians have been warned to “be careful what they wish for”, as the forecast government budget surplus may push the already struggli...

trade war boxing gloves

Trade war armistice: The impact on Aussie investors

A historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has been announced, sparking speculation about what th...

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podcast

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...

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...

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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

Sydney

Property growth stats a ‘fool’s errand’, investors told

Property investors looking for wins in the current market often look to the wrong growth metrics, according to one national buyer’s agent....

Australian properties

Hundreds of properties forced onto the market in ATO push

The federal government has sold over 300 Australian properties, valued in excess of $380 million, that were illegally owned by foreign natio...

Housing affordability

State-by-state breakdown of housing affordability released

Improvements in housing affordability occurred nationally last quarter, with all states and territories except Queensland experiencing an up...

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saving

Buy now, pay later

ASIC puts buy now, pay later schemes under scrutiny

ASIC has put the buy now, pay later industry in its sights, as users overcommit to expensive purchases. ...

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. ...

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planning

Family

Seven tips for creating a watertight will

From wills written on the back of cereal boxes and manila folders, to people attempting to gift the company owned car, Anna Hacker has seen ...

Upset customer

1.7m Aussies backed away from financial disputes

ASIC is calling on the financial services industry to improve complaints practices, after it found half of all consumers who considered maki...

Major bank reveals gender, demographic spending patterns over Christmas

Aussies are expected to spend big this Christmas, with the NSW and ACT as the biggest splurgers. ...

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tax

Australian dollars

CGT wins for investors flagged in company structures

Owning investments within company structures might become an increasingly attractive option should Labor’s proposed changes to capital gai...

Man wrapped in caution tape

ATO discovers dishonest property claims strategy

Thanks to the Tax Office’s pervasive access to third-party data, crafty taxpayers who have been using property to cheat the system are bei...

Scam

Over $800,000 lost in tax scams in November

The ATO has reported it received more than 37,000 reports of scam attempts last month, with scammers impersonating tax officers. ...

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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

Empty pocket

One in three Aussies victim of unpaid super

A leading superannuation body has called on the government to do more to protect Australian workers impacted by unpaid super, with new figur...

Golden eggs

How the royal commission will change the super industry

Four key themes are likely to drive the reforms to the superannuation industry proposed by the royal commission, an industry expert sa...

Red arrow down

Super funds in the red for second straight month

Market volatility and political uncertainty have taken their toll on super funds, with members experiencing their second consecutive month o...

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smsf

ETF market

Major bank reveals habits of some big spenders

SMSF trustees are making use of the current market climate, with technology, healthcare and emerging market ETFs attracting savvy investors....

The majority of SMSFs left unprotected from incapacity

The majority of self-managed super funds may be left exposed in the event of incapacity, as members have made no arrangements for the future...

Tax time

Top SMSF tax tips

SMSFs offer trustees unique flexibility in managing their super, including greater control over the tax position of their fund. But this onl...

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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
Nov 14 2018
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