Author: Darren Foster

Make Your Super Last 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Make Your Super Last

Australians enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world, which means you can look forward to a long and comfortable retirement. While that’s fantastic news, it also makes saving for retirement more important than ever.

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Investing During A Recession 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Investing during a recession

In times of uncertainty, when share markets and interest rates are falling, along with declines in consumer and business confidence, investors often question if their money is safe and if it’s still going to meet their long-term investment goals.

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Insurance And Millenials 2
Strategic Financial Advice

Are young people putting themselves at risk without life insurance?

Most millennials are quite prudent when it comes to managing their financial affairs. Research by Afterpay found that millennials are saving more than their parents and are 30 per cent more likely to save regularly

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How Has Covid Changed Consumer Spending 2
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How has COVID-19 changed Australian consumer spending habits?

Australian spending habits have changed markedly in the last few months. With restrictions easing in some states, some Australians can spend more time outside their homes.

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Homebuilder Grant 2
Strategic Financial Advice

Am I eligible for the HomeBuilder grant?

Available for a limited time, the HomeBuilder grant offers eligible owner-occupiers, including first-home buyers, a potential tax-free $25,000 boost to help fund the cost of building a new home or substantially renovating an existing home.

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Managing Your Financial Health 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Managing your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly disrupted our daily lives, forcing us to close entire industries and change our behaviour overnight.

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A Guide To Active And Passive Investing 2
Strategic Financial Advice

A guide to active and passive investing

Investment funds can be broadly split into two categories – active and passive. And while both options play a part in an investment portfolio, it’s important to understand how each works before allocating money to them.  

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Economic Update 2
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Economic Update

Covid-19 developments continued to dominate attention. There were spikes in the number of new infections in both Australia and overseas, suggesting an economic recovery may be delayed.

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Unintended Consequences 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Unintended consequences of Government COVID-19 Policies

For every action there is a reaction. And while we’re not criticising the government’s policy response to COVID-19, we recognise that such intervention often has unintended consequences. 

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Who Inherits Super 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Who inherits your super?

There are only certain people who can inherit your super when you die. There are also two different types of nominations you can make. Here’s what you need to know before making your super beneficiary nomination.

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Planning Not Panic 1
Strategic Financial Advice

Planning, not panic: managing retirement portfolios through the pandemic

It’s a tough time to make a decision but investors should be aware of the options available to them.

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Downsizer Contributions 1
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Downsizer contributions: what are the rules?

Many people have reportedly missed out because they didn’t understand the eligibility criteria of downsizer contributions. Here’s a summary of the rules to make things easier.

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