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Why should I care about lost super?

Did you know there is about 14.8 million Australians with a superannuation account, 40% of which hold more than one account? Some of that 40% make up the $18 billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy…

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Budget Summary

The announcements in this update are proposals unless stated otherwise. These proposals need to successfully pass through Parliament before becoming law and may be subject to change during this process. What you need to know – Quick Summary The Budget is forecast to return to surplus in 2019/20 with a positive balance of $2.2bn The economic…

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How to protect your assets from expensive mistakes

Protecting yourself from frivolous creditors and lawsuits is becoming an increasingly common concern. Here we outline some of the ways you can insulate your assets. Check your insurancesLiability insurance is a must if you want to safeguard your assets in the event that you need to pay compensation. Lawsuits can arise for a range of reasons –…

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Planning a Holiday? Here are some tips

With the summer holidays almost coming to an end, it’s not too late to do your financial planning for a last minute getaway – or start planning for 2019. Here’s how to minimise your financial stress for a well-deserved break.? Plan ahead  The earlier you start planning, the more money you can save. And when it…

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Is everything secure before your break?

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to relaxing with family and friends and perhaps getting away from it all. If you are going away you no doubt take care to lock the doors and windows, organise for mail and garbage bins to be checked and neighbours notified. But have you secured everything? There…

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Four Steps to a Bright Financial Future

Tackling your finances can be daunting. But you can’t put a price on the peace of mind you’ll get knowing exactly what is happening with your money – and making a start is easier than you might think.   You can take control of your financial future with a few simple steps. 1. Create a…

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5 Ways Money May be Slipping Through Your Fingers

You may think you are being meticulous with your finances. But chances are, many of us are still letting several hundred dollars slip through our fingers every year. The good news is that identifying where the money is slipping away is the first step towards stemming the tide of wasted dollars. Below are a few…

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Why are more Australians choosing SMSFs?

More and more people are turning to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). We explore why SMSFs are becoming more popular and look at their benefits and risks. What is an SMSF? An SMSF is a private superannuation fund that’s regulated by the Australian Taxation Office. You manage it yourself and can have up to four members…

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Six ways to reduce your debt burden

Debt is one of the fixtures of modern life for most people but if you feel it’s getting out of your control, it’s time to act. Fortunately, there are straightforward ways to regain control of your money. Start a debt management plan This will mean prioritising your debts in order of urgency, setting a budget,…

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Budget for a very merry Christmas

A bit of planning and forethought may help take the financial stress out of Christmas.   Christmas is a happy time of year that brings people together but it can also be expensive. With a bit of early planning you may control your festive season spending. Here are some tips to help avoid a New…

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