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Is health insurance too expensive?
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Health Insurance premium hikes will come into effect on 1 April 2017 with average premiums increasing by a total of more than 50 per cent since 2010. On average Australians can expect a hit to the hip pocket with an … Continue reading

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Self-managed super funds: Benefits and risks of going solo
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For the last few years, younger Australians have lead the charge when it comes to taking control over their superannuation with statistics from the Australian Taxation Office revealing that the median age of members of newly established self-managed super funds … Continue reading

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Australians delay retirement by three years
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Australians are delaying retirement by an average three years as cuts to the age pension and low interest rates force people to rethink their savings plans. A survey by research firm Roy Morgan conducted last October found that the average … Continue reading

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What to do if you win the lottery
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By Olivia Maragna Some can only wonder what it’s like to win $55 million dollars but Queensland’s newest millionaires have had nearly a week for the news to sink in. Twenty-one state government employees shared a Powerball jackpot win last … 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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How much does a divorce cost?
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By Olivia Maragna During the past 20 years, the age for Australians marrying for the first time has increased as couples call it quits later in life, with the median age of men divorcing around 45 and women at 43. … Continue reading

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6 tips to avoid being short-changed on your superannuation
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By Olivia Maragna Around one-third of human life is spent working and while this might sound daunting for some, not being paid the correct amount of superannuation during your working life is certainly going to create a hole in your … Continue reading

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Changing of the Goal Posts for Self-Funded Retirees – How to make sense of the Changes to the Age Pension.
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For many years, the Age Pension has been available to thousands of self-funded retirees who have sought advice around the generous rules and exemptions available and employed smart strategies to gain access to the Government Benefits, even with substantial superannuation … Continue reading

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November Update
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November is here and as always it opens with the race that stops a nation. But the Melbourne Cup has been eclipsed by an even bigger race this month, and that’s the home stretch to the US Presidential election on … Continue reading

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Forget the Smashed Avo on Toast – Are you just too lazy to save money?
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Australians are self-confessed penny pinchers, with new research identifying three-quarters of Australians as tightwads who limit their spending and hunt for the best deals. But with all this self-confession, are we really saving as much as what we could? With … Continue reading

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