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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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Can you afford to divorce?

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 for divorce more often than men and are more likely to divorce than die while…

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Olivia Maragna – CEO Magazine – Is investment property right for me?

Investing in property has been a popular way for Australians to build long-term wealth but like everything there is a time for growth, usually followed by a period of slowing down. So whilst it’s unlikely in the short term to see a repeat of the property boom we have experienced in the 2000’s, the question…

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The benefit of dividends

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 listed companies pay dividends twice each year. There is no requirement for the company to…

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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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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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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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Cash rate cut by 0.25% to 2.5 per cent

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, effective 7 August 2013. best place to buy cigars online Recent information is consistent with global growth running a bit below average this year, with reasonable prospects of a pick-up next year. Commodity prices have…

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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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