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Top 5 tips to achieve your money goals in 2019

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Jan 2019

Top 5 tips to achieve your money goals in 2019

Make a plan for your money What are your money goals for this year? To give yourself the best chance at achieving them, your goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. Setting timely goals means giving yourself a timeframe to achieve them. With a SMART goal in mind, you now need to set up a plan for how you'll achieve it. For…

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5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

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Jan 2019

5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

What impact do factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance? ‘Sneaky smokers’ can breathe a sigh of relief – just because you’ve got an unhealthy habit or two, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get insurance. This list reveals the answers to those awkward questions you might have – but are afraid to ask – about…

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6 things to avoid as a newbie investor

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Jan 2019

6 things to avoid as a newbie investor

Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, here are a few things to steer clear of. You might be looking to invest your money in something (whether it be shares, manage funds or cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin) for a variety of reasons. You may have money in savings and property, and want to diversify, or you…

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8 tips for first home buyers

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Dec 2018

8 tips for first home buyers

If you look at the statistics, it takes the majority of Australians a little over three and a half years on average to save for a deposit on a first home1 If you’re thinking about, or aren’t far away from, putting some money down on that place of your dreams, we look at some of the financial and non-financial considerations you’ll want to be across….

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5 reasons why you should review your finances

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Dec 2018

5 reasons why you should review your finances

There may be ways you could adjust your budget to help pay the bills As living costs continue to rise, many Australians are finding it tough to make ends meet. Here are five red flags that mean you may need to review your personal finances. 1. You find it hard to pay for emergencies The car breaks down. The hot water system starts leaking. A few…

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8 amazing Australian golf courses you must play

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Dec 2018

8 amazing Australian golf courses you must play

From Port Stephens to Port Hedland, Australia teems with beautiful golf courses. Better still, most are easily accessible to the general public. For some travellers, golf clubs are the first item to be packed when taking a break. The accessibility and wide variety of Australian courses ensures that playing golf when on holidays is a popular pastime. Rather than compile yet another list of Australia’s…

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25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas

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Dec 2018

25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas

You'll never look at the humble banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. They can help to combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. Plus they can even cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your…

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How women can boost their super balances

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Nov 2018

How women can boost their super balances

Women face big challenges when it comes to saving for super. Often they earn less than men and take breaks from work to care for children and parents, all of which plays a role in reducing super contributions and investment earnings. This can add up to a big difference at retirement. Women nearing retirement (age 55 to 59) have average super balances of $123,642, far…

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Ranking of the world's best: Taking it personally

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Nov 2018

Ranking of the world's best: Taking it personally

You may have read about the latest ranking of Australia as one of the best countries for retirees in terms of lifestyle and retirement-income systems. And you may have wondered what such rankings personally mean for you – apart from perhaps making you feel fortunate about where you live. After all, you are unlikely to move to, say, the Netherlands because it’s retirement-income system ranks…

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How to get a good credit score

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Nov 2018

How to get a good credit score

Lenders look at your credit score or credit rating, which appears in your credit report, to work out if they should lend you money or give you credit. Here we explain how your credit score works and what you can do to improve it. What is a credit score? Your credit score is a number based on an analysis of your credit file, at a…

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