How can you give your kids money smarts?

Published: June 3, 2015

When it comes to money, your own behaviour and attitudes can strongly influence your kids.Help your kids to be money smart by demonstrating positive money habits and teaching them valuable lessons as they grow older. Teaching money smarts Money management has always been important for children to learn about, especially as they grow into young […]

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The virtue of (salary) sacrifice

Published: May 21, 2015

Salary sacrificing into your super is no different—you’re giving up ready access to your money in your take-home pay. But in return you’re boosting your retirement savings and saving on tax. You can pay extra cash into your super from your pre-tax salary at the concessional 15% rate of tax1 —up to a limit (or […]

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Time to sell the family home?

Published: May 21, 2015

When you’ve got a family a big house with plenty of room may make sense. But these days a smaller place may suit you better. Dreams of a change may be beckoning… you may be yearning to wake up to the smell of eucalyptus or doze off with an evening sea breeze. And if you […]

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New (financial) year, new resolutions

Published: May 20, 2015

It’s easy to put your finances on the back burner. After all, you’re doing all you can just keeping up with work and family commitments. But when you’re not organised, things can quickly get out of control and the harder it can get to tackle that pile of papers or emails. It can feel like […]

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Caring for the young and older

Published: May 20, 2015

Government assistance What a lot of people don’t know is that there is a range of great benefits and allowances available to help ease the financial stress on families under these trying circumstances. We recommend doing some research into the benefits on offer as you may be missing out on some well deserved financial entitlements, […]

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More Aussies are planning to give

Published: May 11, 2015

In the next twenty years or so, $600 billion is due to move from the hands of the baby boomer generation to their chosen beneficiaries1. If some of this is your money, have you considered how you’ll leave your wealth behind? According to neuroscientists, we’re waking up more and more to the benefits of giving. […]

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Give yourself a career check-up

Published: May 11, 2015

Are you happy and fulfilled at work? Or do you feel as though you are on the 9/5 treadmill, filling in the hours until retirement? Most of us recognise the benefits of a regular medical and financial check-up. But your career is as much in need of an annual review as your body and your […]

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Are you prepared for 40-odd years in retirement?

Published: May 4, 2015

by Paul Clitheroe The federal government’s latest intergenerational report has dished up some remarkable findings about our life expectancy. It’s estimated that in around 40 years nearly 2 million Australians will be aged 85 or more, including 40,000 people who will live beyond their 100th birthday. This exceptional rise in longevity has profound implications for […]

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Tips for success in a competitive job market

Published: February 11, 2015

If you’re finding it hard to get started in your chosen career—or your kids are doing it tough—you’re not alone. Many other young Australians are in the same boat, with a high proportion of young people working in part-time hospitality and retail jobs, even when they have uni degrees. The latest AMP.NATSEM1 report  shows that […]

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How to make working later in life work for you

Published: February 11, 2015

The relationship between work and retirement is changing. Nowadays we expect a lot more from our later years than previous generations-we’re no longer satisfied with treading water and we want to go freestyle. But with the pension qualification age increasing1 ,  people living longer2   and concerns about whether we have enough money in our […]

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