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What alternative assets bring to your super investment mix

Most of us have heard of the main asset classes: shares, property, fixed interest and cash, but alternative assets are...
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Market volatility during COVID-19

Market volatility refers to extreme price movements over a given period. These movements may occur in a particular area, such...
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What happens to my super when I move overseas?

You might be leaving the country for a variety of reasons - career prospects, love, adventure, new opportunities - or...
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Investing in investment bonds

Investment bonds are long-term investments that may offer tax efficiency to investors on a high marginal tax rate and those...
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Retirees: How to beat Inflation before it beats you

Investors with long memories – or a good education – will recall the bad old days when inflation was the...
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Economic and market commentary

Investors remained focused on rising inflation and the possibility of policy settings being tightened worldwide. Bond yields continued to rise...
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Do life insurance products cover mortgage payments?

You've worked tirelessly to own the home of your dreams. But if you suffered from an injury or illness that...
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An overview of the main residence CGT exemption

Generally, a property, including a taxpayer's main residence, ie their family home, is considered to be a Capital Gains Tax...
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Millennials and money: what does the future hold?

The first millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) are turning 40 this year. Still, despite more than twenty years in...
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How to invest ethically

Ethical investing involves using your ethical principles to filter and guide your investment decisions. The practice has been around for...
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How ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ affects your credit score

In recent years, ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL) has become an increasingly popular method for consumers looking to purchase goods...
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Demand for financial advice doubles in five years

If your car engine sounds dodgy, you see a mechanic. If you’re unwell, you see a doctor. If you’ve got...
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7 ways to stay active and healthy in retirement

When it comes to living a longer, healthier, more active lifestyle, a good approach can often involve easy tasks that...
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Your 7-point retirement planning checklist

You might feel emotionally ready to retire but you’ll want to make sure you’re financially ready too. Socialising with mates,...
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Should I still change jobs despite COVID-19?

Go back a month or two and you’d be forgiven for thinking we were on the fast track to pay...
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Mortgage versus super – a common dilemma

Conventional wisdom used to dictate Australians were better paying off their home loans, and then, once debt-free turning their attention...
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How salary sacrificing into super could work for you

An effective way of building your super savings (and potentially reducing your taxable income) is through salary sacrificing – that...
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Financial rights and wellbeing for LGBTI couples

Since marriage equality was achieved in 2017, LGBTI people have had access to the same legal and financial rights as...
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11 things everyone should know about their super

Super is there to provide you with an income when you stop working and it may provide a tax-effective way...
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Women and superannuation – how the pay gap can impact your super

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, women are retiring with 37% less than men in their super accounts, which...
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