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The valuable diversification benefits of international exposure

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Jul 2019

The valuable diversification benefits of international exposure

With protests in Hong Kong and an unresolved trade war between the United States and China, this may not seem like a wise time to invest abroad. Looking beyond current events however, a sound investment strategy starts with an asset allocation, aligned to an individual’s goals, that is built upon reasonable expectations for risk and returns over the long-term. Well diversified investments can help investors…

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Beyond super: Our other personal investments

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Jul 2019

Beyond super: Our other personal investments

Given the attention on the size of Australia’s super savings, it may surprise you that personal investors in total have almost as much outside super as inside super. The latest Personal Investments Market Projections report, recently published by consultants Rice Warner, calculates that the total value of super* and non-super personal investments was $5.5 trillion at June 2018. Non-super investments make up almost half or $2.7 trillion…

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How to find the best business ideas

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Jul 2019

How to find the best business ideas

Some of the best business ideas are crazy. Others are plain boring. There aren’t any magic rules for finding the good ones. Your best shot at picking the right idea is to make sure it’s a good fit for your personality and your skills. About the idea Maybe you already have a lot of business ideas but you can’t pick one. Or perhaps you want…

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Prioritisation: The first key to productivity

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Jul 2019

Prioritisation: The first key to productivity

By Flying Solo contributor Fiona Adler If you think of the truly impactful, amazing people you know, that are operating 10x above their peers, chances are they have an uncanny ability to prioritise. They might work hard, yet they are not rushing and not particularly stressed. But somehow they achieve amazing results. In fact, they often have an enviable calmness and a sense of clarity…

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Good investment habits versus damaging biases

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Jul 2019

Good investment habits versus damaging biases

In a low-interest, lower-return, more-volatile investment environment, investors have an even greater incentive to keep wealth-damaging behavioural traits or biases under control.   Individual investors have no control, of course, on the emotions of other investors or the overall state of investment markets. However, you can try to keep your emotions in check when making investment decisions. And it is under your control to create…

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Stress: The Health Epidemic Of The 21st Century

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Jul 2019

Stress: The Health Epidemic Of The 21st Century

Do you feel like ‘stressed’ is your new normal state of being? Can you remember the last time you went to bed without a care in your mind and woke up the next morning energized and excited for the day? Our modern lives, though full of opportunity, have us anxious, stressed and exhausted, and it’s almost at the point where if you’re not constantly stressed…

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Can I go back to work if I’ve already accessed my super?

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Jun 2019

Can I go back to work if I’ve already accessed my super?

When you access your super at retirement your super fund may ask you to sign a declaration stating that you intend to never be employed again. But there may be compelling reasons why someone would subsequently return to work. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the most common reasons retirees return to full or part-time employment are financial necessity and boredom1. Regardless of…

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Rent vs lifestyle—can you have it all?

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Jun 2019

Rent vs lifestyle—can you have it all?

Rental payments can make a real dent in your bottom line so it’s a good idea to find a balance between location and lifestyle So you’ve found the apartment of your dreams. It’s a stone’s throw from the CBD’s trendiest shopping street, boasts fabulous views of the sea and comes with a fully-equipped kitchen boasting European appliances plus luxury spa bathroom. OK, it’s a bit…

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Boost savings with compound interest

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Jun 2019

Boost savings with compound interest

If your goal is to save for the future, or perhaps start putting away for your children’s education – then unless you plan on putting your savings under your mattress, the sooner you start the better. That’s because you could be missing out on earning compound interest along the way that could make a stark difference to the overall amount you save. The difference between…

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