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What is your Age Pension age?

The Federal Budget this week has announced that from 1 July 2025, the Age Pension qualifying age will continue to rise by six months every two years, from the qualifying age of 67 years that will apply by that time, to gradually reach a qualifying age of 70 years by 1 July 2035. Check out…

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How much lost super is in your post code? $18 billion up for grabs!

There is $18 billion dollars of lost super in Australia. Ever wondered how much lost super is in your post code?  Check out your suburb below Postcode State No. of accounts Value of   accounts Average Balance 4000 QLD 2,617 $17,150,478.85 $6,553.49 4001 QLD 774 $4,240,050.11 $5,478.10 4002 QLD 15 $158,481.02 $10,565.40 4003 QLD 5 $525,446.09…

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Olivia is back on the airwaves on ABC Radio – listen in every second Saturday at 11:45am on 612ABC

Olivia is back on the airwaves on ABC Radio with a new time slot for 2014. She joins Katrina Davidson every second Saturday morning 11.45am on 612ABC talking money.    

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Money with Olivia Maragna on ABC Radio: Top tips for protecting yourself from scams

We’ve all seen media reports about ordinary Australians losing their entire savings after responding to a phone, email or mail offer that was impossible to resist. But while some people may be naïve, scammers are also getting smarter. Almost six million Australians are exposed to scams and frauds during any given year – so what…

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Boosting your retirement savings

Money with Olivia Maragna: Boosting your retirement savings on 612ABC Radio Brisbane real online casinos How much superannuation do you have?  How much superannuation do you need? When you start working you don't care about super, in the middle of working, you're too busy to care!  But all of sudden you're retiring, and then you…

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Money with Olivia Maragna on ABC Radio: Fixing your home loan

Most major banks swiftly decreased their interest rates, so is now the right time for you to fix your home loan? Australian Adviser of the Year Olivia Maragna from Aspire Retire, joined the program to explain.!

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Credit card debt hits $35 billion

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. So how do you get that debt under control and keep on top of those…

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Tips & traps of salary sacrifice

You've probably heard of salary sacrificing, but how well do you understand it? write my paper You can use it to contribute to superannuation funds – even lease for motor vehicles. So, is it something that you should or shouldn't do? Financial expert and Australia's adviser of the year, Olivia Maragna from Aspire Retire Financial…

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New super changes starting 1 July

The Government made some changes to the superannuation system recently.  These include – Super guarantee to rise from 9% to 9.25%. Increase in superannaution contribution cap for over 60's from $25,000 to $35,000. New super guarantee requirements for workers over 70.  Financial Adviser and recently named Australia's adviser of the year, Olivia Maragna from Aspire Retire…

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It's tax time! Olivia Talks to ABC radio.

It's tax time! write my essay It is that time of year when many people are scrambling around looking for receipts, digging out the old shoe box or going through the credit card statements. It is tax time and most people do not want to pay more than they have to. So what is the…

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Health Insurance explained

Did you know that there is Medicare, Medicare Surcharge, Lifetime Loading and Health Insurance Rebates and each one of these has different rules around whether they apply to you depending on your income and age? Confused?  Listen to Aspire Retire's Olivia Maragna explain these on ABC Radio. Financial Adviser and Australia's adviser of the year,…

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Your Retirement Plans – Will they involve travel or childcare?

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 for your grand children. Are more and more retirees missing their window of opportunity to…

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