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What is the cost of complacency?

Australians are notorious for being disengaged with what will often become their largest investment apart from their family home. What am I referring to? Their superannuation!
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Celebrating five years of Realise Your Dream!

They say time flies when you are having fun. And how the last five years have flown by.
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Financial self-help

Whether you love him or loathe him, Scott Pape, author of the Barefoot Investor, has popularised the financial self-help movement in Australia in recent years.
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A few simple questions for a would-be investor?

Realise your Dream is not a blog which provides investment advice for the retiree or future retiree.
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When is the best time to start planning for retirement?

Hardly a day goes by without either Mark or me receiving a call from a financial adviser who has a client on the threshold of retirement.
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My two cents to stay Motivated!

Motivation – according to the Oxford dictionary it is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way or more importantly a desire or willingness to do ...
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Lost and Found – Where is your super?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) administers lost and unclaimed superannuation. As of 30 June 2018, the ATO were sitting on around $17.5 billion of lost and unclaimed ...
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card – Am I eligible?

We are aware that for a person to be eligible for the age pension, their assets and income need to be below the relevant thresholds and of course they need to reach the ...
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What’s happening to your super?

It has now been some months since the Coalition was returned to Government following the May Federal Election so perhaps it is timely to have a closer look at what has been ...
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Age Pension Update - July 2019

On the 1st of July the age pension asset and income thresholds increased, in addition to the increase in these thresholds the levels at which the deeming rates of interest are ...
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