Category: Children and Money

$1 billion of investments up for grabs – could it be yours?
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Whether it is moving often, heading overseas or simply forgetting, Australians are losing track of their money and investments, with more than $600 million sitting in unclaimed bank accounts and a staggering $450 million in shares, ready to be claimed. … Continue reading

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Five money mistakes to avoid in 2017
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By Olivia Maragna More than half of Australians are resolving to save money this year according to a Galaxy Research study, with nearly 40 per cent of households doing so because they are “struggling a bit financially”. The bad news … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2015 Summary
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After criticism that his first budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of … Continue reading

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Eight’s the age – Ways to help children save
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Personal finance editor John Collett and financial planner Olivia Maragna discuss strategies for parents to help their children establish good savings habits.

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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014
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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014 May 2014: ‘Pain with a purpose’ Treasurer Joe Hockey’s maiden budget delivers some bitter medicine to all Australians in a bid to shrink the deficit. Despite the emergency rhetoric, the underlying deficit forecast was … Continue reading

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The credit card trap
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Credit card debt is now sitting at around $35 billion dollars in Australia, which is an interest bill of over $6 billion each year. This represents more than $4,680 of credit card debt per card holder in Australia, with younger … Continue reading

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Credit card debt hits $35 billion
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Credit card debt is now sitting over $35 billion dollars in Australia which is an interest bill of over $6 billion each year. If you owe money on your credit card, you know that feeling of pain all too well. … Continue reading

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Tips for Children and money
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In today’s world of technology and gadgets, it can certainly be tough to teach children a sense of being prudent or frugal with money. We have to keep in mind that these days they will rarely see money spent any … Continue reading

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How does the federal budget affect you?
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THE Budget has delivered better funding for school kids but little relief for families. People with disabilities and entrepreneurs are getting more funding, smokers are getting taxed more, and pensioners stand to benefit from selling their houses. Find out what … Continue reading

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Your Retirement Plans – Will they involve travel or childcare?
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You’ve planned financially for your retirement and now that it is here … the time has come to travel and pursue those hobbies you’ve always wanted to try. That is, of course, unless you’ve somehow become a day care centre … Continue reading

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