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Should you use your super to save for a home?

Getting money together to buy your first home can be a big ask. As well as a deposit (ideally 20%...
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Money worries and your mental health

It’s been a trying time for many people, with our collective mental health taking a toll as the COVID-19 pandemic...
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How to use your tax return to build a stronger financial future

Whether you breeze through tax time or dread the extra admin, receiving a tax refund makes the effort worthwhile. For...
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Creating an emergency budget that works for you

It could take months, even years, to clear debt – especially if you used your credit card and you know...
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Aussies are losing millions to financial scams: Here’s how to spot one

Scams and cybercrime are booming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving thousands of people out of pocket. Investment...
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Adding more to your retirement savings: is it worth it?

There’s no denying that being proactive with your super may be key to increasing your retirement savings. As an investment...
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Increasing your Age Pension entitlements by renovating the family home

One of the quirks of Australian society, including its taxation system, is that it puts home ownership at the centre...
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How is your credit score affected by COVID-19?

If you’re one of the many Australians financially impacted by COVID-19, who have deferred $218 billion worth of payments this...
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Downsizing your home? Understanding the downsizer contribution

Downsizing the family home is often part of the longer-term financial plans for many older Australians. But did you know...
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The 101’s of Self Managed Super Funds: some basics and benefits explained

In the right hands, a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) can be a beneficial way to build wealth for retirement. Whilst...
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Retirement Realities: Five Tips for Rebuilding a Super Future

Australians will need to rebuild their superannuation and retirement savings, after withdrawing more than $36 billion in early super release...
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How much do I need in my emergency fund?

In these uncertain times, it pays to have money set aside to give you peace of mind that if your...
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Economic update and market commentary

The Covid situation took a turn for the worse, as spiralling infections saw new lockdowns introduced in Australia. The government...
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The future of international travel

In 2020, the ease in which we travelled overseas changed abruptly. And in the years to come, vaccinations, travel bubbles...
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Supporting your kids, without sacrificing your own retirement

In the past, wealth was often passed on through an inheritance. But with our longer lifespans, and the higher cost...
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Smart strategies for paying down debt

Being in debt can really wear you down, both financially and emotionally. Whether it’s a single large credit card balance...
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Salary sacrificing into super – how it works

Salary sacrificing into super is where you choose to have some of your before-tax income paid into your super account...
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Managing the financial impacts of a mid-life crisis

For some, the thought of a mid-life crisis may bring to mind quirky Steve Carell comedies like Crazy Stupid Love or The 40-Year-Old...
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Five things you and your partner should know about super

Money issues are often cited as the biggest causes of stress in a relationship. Yet despite their importance, a recent...
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What is capital gains tax and when might I have to pay it?

Capital gains tax is charged on the profit you make from the sale of certain assets. These could be assets...
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