Another five great charts on investing

Published: September 12, 2017

New ways to access various investments, tax changes and new regulations, all with social media adding to the noise. But it’s really quite simple and this can be demonstrated in charts. This note continues our series that began with “Five great charts on investing”, which can be found here and looks at another five great charts – […]

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Can I afford to have fun in retirement?

Published: September 11, 2017

If you’re in or approaching retirement, you may be prioritising things such as living costs, utility bills, health care and even helping the kids out with their future financial goals. With many Australians looking at a retirement of 30 years or more, another thing to give some thought to is keeping some money aside for your own […]

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Ways to save money without spoiling your social life

Published: September 11, 2017

If you can make your money go the distance, pay day can be a wonderful thing. However, if it means that 48 hours from now you’re likely to be scrounging for shrapnel wondering how you’re going to pay bills and eat for the next fortnight – you might want to rethink how you’re managing your […]

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Going back to work after having a baby

Published: September 8, 2017

Combining work commitments with family responsibilities can be something of a balancing act. We look at some of the expenses you might encounter as well as some of the financial benefits. The cost of childcare For most parents, the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating returning to work after having a child is […]

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5 ways to make your gap year attractive to employers

Published: August 28, 2017

Whether your gap year is made up of work, study, travel, volunteering, or all of the above, more than four in five people who’ve taken a gap year believe they’re more employable because of it.1 In fact, recruiters have also recognised that ‘constructive’ gap years can help people stand out from the crowd when it comes […]

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Your 5-point action plan when faced with redundancy

Published: August 16, 2017

Over a 12-month period, approximately two million Australians left their job and of those nearly one in five were made redundant1. Given the stats, it’s easy to conclude that many people will be faced with redundancy at some point, which is why we’ve pulled together the financial and non-financial considerations to tackle early on. After […]

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The threat of war with North Korea- Implications for investors

Published: August 15, 2017

Introduction Tensions with North Korea have been waxing and waning for decades now but in recent times the risks seem to have ramped up dramatically as its missile and nuclear weapon capabilities have increased. The current leader since 2011, Kim Jong Un, has launched more missiles than Kim Il Sung (leader 1948-1994) and Kim Jong […]

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Should you downsize?

Published: August 15, 2017

By the time you are considering retirement, it is likely that you will have substantial equity in your home. You may even own your house outright. Selling the family home is one way to free up cash for retirement. The money you receive can be invested in shares, term deposits, managed funds or superannuation. The […]

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