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Bill Shorten

Death taxes off the cards under Labor: Shorten

Leader of the federal opposition, Bill Shorten, has blasted speculation that his party will introduce death taxes if they are elected to gov...

Jeremy Grantham

Big name investor shares his latest tips

Well-known British investor Jeremy Grantham has released fresh research detailing the investment opportunities related to climate change act...

APRA and Joseph Healy

New bank authorised in Australia, eyes ‘huge market’

A challenger bank has been granted a banking licence in Australia, about a year on from its original launch. ...

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investing

Jeremy Grantham

Big name investor shares his latest tips

Well-known British investor Jeremy Grantham has released fresh research detailing the investment opportunities related to climate change act...

Dr Don Hamson

Keep calm, you will still get the benefits of franking credits

The contentious proposal to change the franking credits regime has been a pain point for Australian investors, but one veteran investment ma...

Man holding an umbrella

Ages and stages for insurance: How to best protect yourself

While most people don’t hesitate to insure their car or their house, there is a reluctance to protect their most valuable asset of all –...

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podcast

IPO Wealth, NestEgg, Ewan Laughlin, James Mawhinney

How savvy investors are turning otherwise idle cash into a wealth creation tool

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, host David Stratford is joined by the CEO of IPO Wealth, Ewan Laughlin, and the managing director o...

Richard Murphy, XTBS

Making the benefits of corporate bonds accessible to the everyday investor

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Richard Murphy, CEO and co-founder of the XTB range of corporate bond securities on ASX, joins host...

Just how defensive is your portfolio really?

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Gopi Karunakaran, portfolio manager for Ardea Investment Management, speaks with host David Stratfo...

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opinion

men carrying interest rates sign up a hill rates to drop prediction

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

Buildings

‘Historic highs’ in new data hint at property market’s future

Patterns in fresh property data paint a picture of what’s to come in key capital city property markets.  ...

Major banks

More rounds of home loan rate cuts as majors drop prices

Another major bank has announced cuts in its mortgage rates, making it the third this month to reprice home loan offerings.  ...

Chris Jordan

4,500 taxpayers set for rental property audit

Australians with property investment portfolios have a bigger chance of being audited this tax season, as the ATO plans to double its alloca...

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saving

APRA and Joseph Healy

New bank authorised in Australia, eyes ‘huge market’

A challenger bank has been granted a banking licence in Australia, about a year on from its original launch. ...

Plants in pot

How your savings stack up: Household wealth figures released

Average household wealth in Australia has declined since mid last year, against a backdrop of slowing economic conditions and a spike in the...

Money and Peter Costello

Millions of Aussies couldn’t fork out $5,000 in an emergency

About 11 million Australians don’t have enough savings to deal with an emergency costing them $5,000, recent data suggests. ...

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planning

The biggest investment, tax themes of the 2019 federal election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for May 18, and these are the headline issues impacting an investment portfoli...

Fancy car

How wealthy kids manage their inheritance

A new report has revealed how the children of high-net-worth individuals manage their inheritance after it’s passed on from their parents....

Bitcoin, ATO, credit cards

Gift cards, bitcoin and tax bills used to catch out 40,000 in major scam

Forty thousand Australians have reported calls from scammers so far this year, with scammers using popular payment options to catch the at...

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tax

Bill Shorten

Death taxes off the cards under Labor: Shorten

Leader of the federal opposition, Bill Shorten, has blasted speculation that his party will introduce death taxes if they are elected to gov...

Making travel claims on tax? The ATO is watching

Claims for travel expenses to investment properties are still making it through to the Tax Office, despite the rules changing for investors ...

Chris Jordan

How this rare wealth threshold shift impacts you

The threshold for qualifying as a high-wealth individual has changed for the first time in years, and it has a knock-on impact for Australia...

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retirement

Martin Fahy

Food prices, medical expenses drive up retiree living costs

There was a small jump in the cost of living in the December quarter for retirees driven mainly by significant increases in the cost of medi...

australian dollars cash money comfortable retirement cost up 61k per year

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...

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superannuation

ASIC

Super savings under $6,000 set for new protections

Australian investors with multiple superannuation accounts or low-balance superannuation funds have been issued fresh guidance amid incoming...

Scott Morrison, Parliament and Bill Shorten

Beware the spin and hot air in superannuation election promises

Plenty of superannuation promises are being thrown around by both sides of politics, but if history is any guide, the biggest promise of all...

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten

The big superannuation promises from both sides of government

Both the prime minister and opposition leader have made fresh promises about their plans for superannuation this week, ahead of the federal ...

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smsf

Macquarie

Another bank set to ditch SMSF loans

A non-major bank has joined a line of other lenders that are exiting lending for DIY super investors. ...

Farm

Vacant land tax changes tipped to impact DIY super

There are changes in the pipeline for vacant land taxes, and some experts fear that this will adversely impact Australians who manage their ...

ATO

Top red flags for DIY super with the ATO

Ahead of tax time for 2019, the Tax Office has revealed the top items that will capture its attention with self-managed super funds. ...

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Investment Insights

men carrying interest rates sign up a hill rates to drop prediction

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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Why the capital structure in credit investments matters
Richard Quin explains why being at the top (in loans) is a better risk position. ...
Nine common and critical estate planning mistakes
There are numerous significant and obvious mistakes even the most sophisticated investors make with their estate planning. ...
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