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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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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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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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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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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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Should super be increased?

There is currently a debate going on around whether the government should delay or cease future increases in the rate of superannuation guarantee contributions beyond the ...
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Retirement - Don't wait to live until you retire

“Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65, I still had pimples” George Burns (1896 – 1996)
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Is it possible to achieve a comfortable retirement lifestyle?

On many occasions in the past we have written about aspiring to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle and perhaps, at the start of a new financial year, this is a topic ...
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The End of Financial Year is Coming Fast

This year, the last day of the financial year will be next Sunday. Just how quickly has the last year gone?
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What is it like to live in poverty?

I have been putting off writing this blog for a while but somehow, I feel there is a story here that needs to be told. I recently heard of a lady in her late 50’s saying how ...
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