Tag: Financial Plan

Strategic Financial Advice

Maximising your retirement benefits

After working hard for so many years, naturally you want your retirement to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why it’s worth knowing which types of government support you may be entitled to when you’re transitioning into this new phase of life.

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7 budgeting apps to help you save in 2018

Where does all that money go? A host of apps are available to help you easily answer that question and even budget better, so you don’t get caught short in the event of a ‘rainy day’ and can feel more comfortable and in control of your finances every day.

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Top 5 investment themes for 2018

Investors spent 2017 monitoring activity in the US, political rhetoric and disruption, economic turmoil in the UK, North Korean activity and the impact of a range of natural disasters. So what should they consider in 2018?

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7 healthy habits that could improve your bank balance this year

See how you could benefit your body, while upping the change in your back pocket at the same time.

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6 tips for managing money and memory loss

Memory loss in your later years can be difficult, emotionally as well as financially. That’s why having a conversation with your loved ones, or devising a plan early on, could broaden your options and at the same time, help ensure your wishes are met should things take an unexpected turn.

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The power of investing in yourself

What do you really want out of life? Investing in yourself is an important way to prepare for achieving your personal goals. Here are 5 ways to make sure you’re ready to meet the future as your very best self.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Investment bonds – an alternative to super

A number of changes came into effect on 1 July 2017 that limit the amount of money those saving for retirement can put into super. This includes new limits on concessional (or before tax) and non-concessional (or after tax) contributions.

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Boost your retirement income with salary sacrifice

By contributing into your super, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay while adding to your future retirement income.

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Working after kids – is it worth it?

To work, or not to work? That is the question many Australian women (and some men) have to consider after having children. Sadly, both options can have long-term negative financial consequences. While it would seem obvious that not working is likely to set your bank balance back, going back to work can also be costly. Indeed, studies have shown that some mothers go back to work for no net financial gain. That’s because childcare in Australia is extremely expensive.

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Super savings for your first home

Let’s face it, getting your foot on the first rung of the property ladder is not only hard, for an increasing number of younger Australians, it’s downright impossible. As housing prices, particularly in capital cities, continue to outstrip wages growth, even saving for a deposit to buy a house can seem all too hard. It’s a bit like taking one step forward and two steps back, right?

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Don’t be driven by short-term sentiment and emotion

Arguably, the most common fear holding an investor back from achieving a great return is a misunderstanding of what happens when markets fall (as they invariably do). In order to use fear to our advantage, we would be well served to seek to understand the following three principles around shares and their value …

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Compare principal and interest and interest-only home loans

Finding out which home loan is right for you depends on your personal situation. Are you looking for a home loan to buy your first home, update your current one or as an investment in retirement? Are you confused by all the jargon and what type of home loan is right for you? We delve into two of the most popular home loans: principal and interest and interest-only.

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