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Eight’s the age – Ways to help children save

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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Olivia was recently interviewed by Alan Kohler

Olivia was recently invited to be interviewed by respected Finance Journalist, Alan Kohler.  You can listen to the interview below.  The interview must have made an impression with Alan as he then wrote about her the next day in The Australian newspaper and for ABC’s online news. Alan Kohler is the founder of Business Spectator,…

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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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Olivia features on Channel 9 for the Federal Budget Wrap Up

Join Olivia on Nine News tonight talking about the impact on the Federal Budget.  Headline story with Laurie Oakes and Ross Greenwood.       To read more about the budget changes click here Olivia Maragna is the co-founder of Aspire Retire Financial Services and was awarded the Australian 2012 AFA Adviser of the Year. Olivia’s advice is general in…

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Planning finances is women’s business

The sobering fact is that women are still not paid equally to their male counterparts, women’s super balances are falling way behind men’s and nine out of 10 Australian women don’t have enough super to fund their retirement. With 40 per cent less super than men, it’s no surprise that women are 2.5 times more…

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Olivia Maragna – CEO Magazine – Managing Money

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 is undoubtedly a huge benefit in terms of living today, but executives often don’t realise…

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Olivia named in Woman of the Year Award

Co-founder of Aspire Retire Financial Services, Olivia Maragna was today announced as a finalist in the Woman of the Year Award, a huge accolade to be singled out for her business achievements and efforts. The awards aim is to recognise exceptional achievements of women working in the finance industry and is an opportunity to recognise…

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Olivia talks to Business Insider – How Dealing With Retirement Early In Your Career Can Pay Off

Weight loss isn’t often used as an analogy for retirement planning, though success in both can come from keeping the steps you take simple, said the CEO and co-founder of Aspire Retire Olivia Maragna. It’s hard to stick with fad diets, as they’re too complicated. In the same way, it’s hard to reach financial goals when the…

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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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New Financial Year Checklist

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 to our lives whether we run  our own business, are employed or retired.  The below…

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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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Increase your profits this new financial year – Olivia features in The Age

Now’s the time to give your business a financial leg-up. A new financial year is a fantastic opportunity to forge ahead with strategies for increasing your profits. According to the Sensis Business Index, 53 per cent of the 1800 small businesses surveyed in April were confident about their prospects for the year ahead. Olivia Maragna,…

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