Take the pain out of managing your family’s finances. Taking care of household finances can be taxing, especially if you have a big family. But with proper planning and budgeting, there’s no need to stress. Here are some tips to help you effectively manage your household finances. 1.      Examine your finances Sitting down as a…

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In your 40s? Here’s what you need to consider to financiallyget ahead. Being in your 40s often involves balancing many responsibilities that it becomes easy to neglect your own financial wellbeing. But it’s not too late to secure your future. Here are some tips that may help you financially make the most of your 40s.…

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At some point you will retire. Many of us hope that is sooner, rather than later. We hope that we can retire with enough life left in us to enjoy all the things that took a backseat during our working years. We want enough money to be comfortable and safe in the knowledge we won’t…

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On 21 July 2020 the Government announced a range of proposals to the JobKeeper and JobSeeker Payments as existing arrangements are set to expire in late September 2020. Certain tax concessions to assist businesses were also extended and have been legislated. We have summarised each of these changes below. JobKeeper Payment extended The JobKeeper Payment…

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The recovery rally marches on Global shares rose 2.3% and fell -1.1% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets bounced back strongly (up 3.5%) driven by stronger economic data in China with business surveys such as the Caixin PMI seeing a return to growth continue for Chinese businesses. Australian shares outperformed global shares rising…

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The recovery rally marches on Global shares rose 4.7% and 3.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets continued to struggle (down -0.6%) with political tension within Hong Kong and heightened US tensions driving Chinese equities lower for the month (China accounts for ~40% of the benchmark index making a major driver). Australian shares…

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Are you a new technology pioneer, or a proud ‘technophobe’? Wherever you sit on the digital spectrum, the transformative power of technology is undeniable. What’s important is how you harness it. From energy to communications, cars to apps and beyond, there are a myriad of ways that technology can help you simplify your life, save…

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Leading Advice announces offer of free financial guidance for those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 Leading Advice is stepping up to support the local community by offering free financial guidance to everyday Australians who have fallen on tough times during the COVID-19 crisis. The offer is part of a nation-wide initiative by one of…

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Our guest writer this month is Albert Murphy from Your Property Empire with his 5 tips. Here you will learn five advanced property investment tips and techniques. In fact, these are the same tips I’ve used to grow my portfolio to 9 in a few short years.  1. Get your Property Investment plan  Investors that fail to…

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A relief rally for (most) markets Global shares rose 10% and 3.6% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative underperformers (up 2%) as their currencies remained under pressure during the month with the Australian dollar appreciating against the Chinese Yuan, Brazilian Real and others. Factors such as sizeable coronavirus outbreaks in emerging…

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