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SMSF property investment a ‘dangerous road’: Research house

Pensioners who invest in property via their SMSF are playing with fire, the CEO of a property research group has said, urging prospective bu...

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Super changes could hit high balance savers the hardest: APRA

Savers with higher super balances could suffer higher fees under the government’s proposed changes, the prudential regulator has warned wh...

Australian flag, Australian dream

Should we give up on the Australian dream?

Home ownership may not be in the future for many Australians, but that’s driven by choice as well as financial reality, the CEO of a fract...

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Australian flag, Australian dream

Should we give up on the Australian dream?

Home ownership may not be in the future for many Australians, but that’s driven by choice as well as financial reality, the CEO of a fract...

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‘Put arrogance in a box’ this financial year

The new financial year is a time to reflect, recalibrate and question whether investment decisions have been informed by wisdom or arrogance...

ASIC, consumer fairness, royal commission

Fairness has been sacrificed at the altar of technicality: ASIC

The corporate regulator has blasted some sections of the financial services sector’s tendency to revert to technical legality to bypass th...

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podcast

Safety first: Navigate marketplace lending in 2018

The peer-to-peer lending space is “littered” with stories of lenders losing out to poor quality borrowers, so it may be time for a strat...

Strengths and weaknesses: How Aussie SMSFs stack up

While still struggling to diversify, Aussie SMSFs are getting better at reading the market, the director of an online broker has said. ...

The key to longer lifespans: Become emotionally invested

The science to significantly prolong lifespans is within reach, but it’ll take individual belief and investor action to make it a reality,...

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opinion

Downsizing your property – New benefits for the elderly soon to be unlocked

There is always a lot to consider when you are heading towards retirement. Questions like, what lifestyle do you want to live? Do you need m...

An argument for alternatives – including crypto

We’re all familiar with traditional assets. The share market, real estate, bonds and cash are generally considered traditional investments...

Inflows, outflows, Brexit and trade wars: June's ETF trends

VIDEO: Trade wars, Brexit and Vanguard - it's been another big month for ETFs. Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our ...

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property

Airbnb, short-term letting, investors, backpacker accommodation for travellers

Hard-to-swallow: Airbnb reforms' sticking points

Putting your eggs all into one basket is always an incredibly risky move and it's something that investors reliant on short-term letting for...

Property, Australians, property investment, affordability realities and rental opportunities

How Australians look at property could be changing

Living in a home you own is the Australian dream, but affordability realities and rental opportunities are reshaping the dream.   ...

lending practices

Work here is (nearly) done, APRA says on lending practices

Property investors can breathe a sigh of relief, with the housing regulator indicating its mission to improve lending standards is nearing a...

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saving

savings account, children, kids, worth your time

‘Not child’s play’: Are kids’ saving accounts worth your time?

Some kids’ savings accounts could see savers accrue nearly $1,200 in interest over their school years, but it’s important to read the fi...

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The 4 secrets to becoming wealthy

The secrets to achieving wealth and financial freedom are “extremely simple”, but the execution can be more complex, a financial planner...

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‘Tone-deaf’: CEO bonuses almost guaranteed

It’s a “sad state of affairs” when CEOs are more likely to lose their jobs than their bonuses, but that’s the current Australian sit...

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planning

mental capacity, brain

Protecting your SMSF from lost mental capacity

No one wants to believe they will lose mental capacity, but failure to plan for it can have “catastrophic” consequences for an SMSF, a s...

Social media apps, digital world

What will your digital ghost look like?

Posts on Facebook, comments on YouTube and re-tweets on Twitter will live on after death, raising several estate planning considerations, an...

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No one to run to: Aussies don’t know who to trust with money

When it comes to finances, not only do most Australians have no one they trust, they also don’t trust the advice they do receive, a new re...

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tax

Tax deductions, office workers

The 5 tax deductions office workers need to know about

Working professionals might not be getting all they deserve when tax time rolls around, a tax agent has said, and taxpayers should know what...

Wealthy pay, magnifying glass

Should the wealthy pay a charity levy?

A world where the wealthiest pay a percentage of income to charity would be a better world, sustainability experts at Monash University have...

burying your head in the sand

‘Burying your head in the sand isn’t helpful’: ATO

A woman who failed to lodge 91 tax returns has received a 12-month suspended prison sentence, in what the tax office is calling a “message...

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retirement

Retirement, retirees, short on income expectations

‘No magic wand’: Retirees falling well short on income expectations

Aussie savers are overestimating the amount of income they’ll receive in retirement by 20 percentage points, and there’s no easy solutio...

Retirement questions, flying blind

Can’t answer these retirement questions? You’re flying blind

Aussie savers are living on “hope-ium”, a financial planner has said, calling for greater awareness and establishment of retirement plan...

Money, cash, million dollars

‘Challenging’ means test process receives $85m remedy

Acknowledging that a 28-page form can be “challenging”, the Turnbull government has pledged to simplify access to aged care and streamli...

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superannuation

high balance savers, APRA, higher fees

Super changes could hit high balance savers the hardest: APRA

Savers with higher super balances could suffer higher fees under the government’s proposed changes, the prudential regulator has warned wh...

Top 10 funds in 10 years, Super, Superannuation, Aussie savers

Top 10 funds in 10 years: Super’s scorecard

Stronger than expected performance in the June quarter and predicted improvements should see Aussie savers breathe a sigh of relief, but som...

Budget, cash, Australian dollars, budget office

Super guarantee debate: Budget office weighs in

An increase in the superannuation payment rate will come at the cost of wage increases and possibly trigger a greater income tax burden, the...

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smsf

dangerous road, SMSF property investment

SMSF property investment a ‘dangerous road’: Research house

Pensioners who invest in property via their SMSF are playing with fire, the CEO of a property research group has said, urging prospective bu...

banned, SMSF adviser

You’re out: SMSF adviser banned for self-serving advice

A Queensland-based financial adviser has received a four-year ban for providing advice likely to benefit him, rather than clients. ...

mortgage trusts, mortgage house, SMSF loans

Will mortgage trusts plug SMSF finance gap?

As lenders turn off the taps on SMSF loans, investors are increasingly considering mortgage trusts, a property finance group has said. ...

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Investment Insights

Downsizing your property – New benefits for the elderly soon to be unlocked

There is always a lot to consider when you are heading towards retirement. Questions like, what lifestyle do you want to live? Do you need m...

An argument for alternatives – including crypto

We’re all familiar with traditional assets. The share market, real estate, bonds and cash are generally considered traditional investments...

Inflows, outflows, Brexit and trade wars: June's ETF trends

VIDEO: Trade wars, Brexit and Vanguard - it's been another big month for ETFs. Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our ...

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What you need to know about cryptocurrency and tax
Jun 27 2018
The rapid rise of cryptocurrency means many Australians now either invest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies or use them as a convenient ...
How to avoid the retirement home and retire right
Jun 28 2018
Not all of us want to go into an aged care facility when we retire. Some people are embedded in the local community and don’t want to leav...
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