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Telstra

Telstra marks $1bn in monetisation through sell-off

As part of its monetisation strategy, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider has announced that it has partially sold its interes...

Geri Cremin

The ‘make or break’ nature of credit reports

While it’s common knowledge that lenders will look at an individual’s credit report when an individual is applying for a home loan, less...

Janus Henderson Investors

Global dividend payouts break new record

Despite global deceleration in economies, the total value of dividends given to investors the world over reached a new quarterly record in Q...

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investing

Telstra

Telstra marks $1bn in monetisation through sell-off

As part of its monetisation strategy, Australia’s largest telecommunications provider has announced that it has partially sold its interes...

Janus Henderson Investors

Global dividend payouts break new record

Despite global deceleration in economies, the total value of dividends given to investors the world over reached a new quarterly record in Q...

NAB

Philanthropic investors given opportunity for financial guarantee

A new financing model to address complex social issues such as chronic homelessness will be able to guarantee financial returns for investme...

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podcast

Bitcoin and why we ‘ain’t seen nothing yet’

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, host David Stratford is joined by the CEO and co-founder of Amber, Aleks Svetski, to talk all thing...

All things Robo, artificial intelligence and exchange-traded fund

Host David Stratford is joined by Kanish Chugh, co-head of sales from ETF Securities, and Richard Lightbound, CEO of EMEA Asia for Robo Glob...

Julia Lee, Bell Direct

Why investors shouldn’t be afraid of a slow down in the market

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, host David Stratford is joined by equity strategist Julia Lee from Bell Direct. Julia reveals where...

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opinion

Ashley Kopczynski

Battle of the banks: RBA vs the big 4

Ashley Kopczynski examines the tension between the RBA and the major banks and how much of the RBA’s 50bps cut in the official cash rate h...

Scott Parry

How overcoming fear of financial missteps can lead sophisticated investors to great reward

There is a misconception that those who are yet to invest are simply waiting to reach a certain age or income level before making the shift ...

Paul Chapman

The first half of the year may almost be gone, but you can still get your financial resolutions back on track

A new year is a popular time to change long-held financial habits, such as overspending on the credit card, failing to budget or not saving ...

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property

Commercial properties

Commercial property presents new opportunities for avid investors

With the recent wobble in housing prices, property investors and self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are being urged to consider the lon...

Aerial shot of property

$400k properties to be fewer and far between

The 2019-20 financial year is expected to see fewer property sales coming in under $400,000 than what was recorded in the 2018-19 financial ...

Swinburne University

Home-owning hopefuls mostly holed up with mum and dad

There are commonly held expectations among 18 to 24-year-olds that they’ll be able to afford property within 10 years, despite being pri...

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saving

Michele Levine

Women 69% richer post-GFC

As the wealth of all Australians increases, women are well on their way to closing the gender wealth gap, now holding 89 per cent of the wea...

Philip Lowe

Will interest rates reach zero?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has indicated it will do “unconventional things” to kick-start the Australian economy, which could include...

New Australian $20 banknote design

170m new $20 notes waiting in the wings

It won’t be long until Australia’s new $20 notes go into circulation, with the Reserve Bank of Australia providing an October release da...

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planning

Geri Cremin

The ‘make or break’ nature of credit reports

While it’s common knowledge that lenders will look at an individual’s credit report when an individual is applying for a home loan, less...

Grattan Institute

Young Aussies set to become even worse off

Today’s youth are in danger of becoming the first generation in memory to have a lower standard of living than their parents’ generation...

University of Melbourne

$201bn cost of misconduct

More than half of Australia's population has been negatively affected by misconduct and other financial service provider issues, new resear...

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tax

Karen Foat

ATO wants you to be able to access your refund sooner

With $10 billion already refunded to taxpayers this tax time, the ATO wants to ensure Aussies are getting access to their cash entitlements ...

ATO

Greenlight for ‘Paradise Papers’ to be used in ATO’s tax haven targeting

A High Court decision regarding the infamous “Paradise Papers” means the Australian Tax Office can continue its fight against large corp...

Oxfam

Call for investor favourites to face tax crackdown

The Australian government is facing increasing pressure to crack down on tax havens, after reports have surfaced that more than $1 billion i...

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retirement

ASFA

Retirees still suffering despite low inflation levels

A low inflation rate is not materially aiding retirees still struggling with their budgets, according to new research. ...

Jeff Oughton

Will you have to work until you are 75?

With Australians not optimistic about net wealth, jobs and income, the current wage environment is likely to see more Australians working un...

Scott Kelly

Don’t be a dividend-chasing retiree

Retirees should be looking to the fundamentals in a low cash yielding environment despite the temptation to chase the highest possible divid...

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superannuation

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating

Keating slams MPs not in support of super guarantee raise

Former prime minister Paul Keating, the man behind compulsory superannuation’s implementation in Australia, has slammed those opposing a r...

Green investment

Why green is good for savvy investors

Focusing on environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) can provide investors with strong gains in the current market, according to ...

Jonathan Steffanoni

Data shows increased super guarantee beneficial

Despite concerns that raising the superannuation guarantee from 9.5 per to 12 per cent will hurt lower-income earners, an incremental increa...

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smsf

Property

Beware of using family to build SMSF property

Last week, Nest Egg considered the question of whether individuals could develop their SMSF property via a knock down and rebuild. While bei...

David Elia

This big Aussie super fund has opened its doors to DIY investors

One of Australia’s major super funds has launched an offering aimed at self-managed super fund members. ...

AMP

Property, tax deductions and super: Everything you need to know

When it comes to real estate, tax deductions and concessions for an SMSF depend on the property type and how it is used. Let’s look at the...

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Investment Insights

Ashley Kopczynski

Battle of the banks: RBA vs the big 4

Ashley Kopczynski examines the tension between the RBA and the major banks and how much of the RBA’s 50bps cut in the official cash rate h...

Scott Parry

How overcoming fear of financial missteps can lead sophisticated investors to great reward

There is a misconception that those who are yet to invest are simply waiting to reach a certain age or income level before making the shift ...

Paul Chapman

The first half of the year may almost be gone, but you can still get your financial resolutions back on track

A new year is a popular time to change long-held financial habits, such as overspending on the credit card, failing to budget or not saving ...

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