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Olivia Maragna – CEO Magazine – Managing Money
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The phrase ‘time poor’ is used freely nowadays to describe our busy lives. However, if you’re a successful executive, your workload alone can mean finding time to manage your own financial affairs can be seriously challenging. Having a strong income … Continue reading

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The $158 million cut for pensioners
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A new change in the way that superannuation pensions are treated by Centrelink is coming!   Expected to start on January 1, 2015, the change has the potential to affect up to 28 per cent of full age pensioners and 69 … Continue reading

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An Ageing Australia and Government Pressure
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Australia’s population will both grow strongly and become older according to research released by the Government.  Such slow but profound shifts in the nature of a society do not elicit the same scrutiny as immediate policy issues. The preferable time … Continue reading

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The rise and rise of SMSF’s
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Self managed super funds (SMSFs) are growing at a rapid pace in Australia, with latest statistics from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) revealing that there are more than 509,000 SMSFs with nearly 964,000 members. These numbers have continued to trend … Continue reading

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Aspire Retire’s Olivia wins National Award
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Olivia Maragna has won the inaugural Money Management/Super Review Women in Finance Services Awards’ Financial Planner of the Year Award. Now in the tenth year of owning and running her own practice, Aspire Retire, Maragna started her career in accounting … Continue reading

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Can you afford to divorce?
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While some divorces come as a surprise to some, others are the exact opposite. In fact, more and more people are planning their divorce before actually telling their partner and moving out of the matrimonial home. Interestingly enough, women file … Continue reading

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The benefit of dividends
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As a shareholder you receive a share in the company’s profits or earnings by being paid a dividend. Think of your dividend like interest on a term deposit – it is the income you earn from the investment. Generally Australian … 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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New Financial Year Checklist
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The new financial year is a great time to take another look at your finances  and reflect on what you have achieved, where you want to go and what you need to  get there. These times of reflection are critical … Continue reading

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Tips & traps of salary sacrifice
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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 … Continue reading

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