Tag Archives: Financial Goals

Ways to use your tax refund for a stronger financial future

Posted on 01. Sep, 2020 by .

Not sure what to do with your tax refund? Strategic financial decisions for your tax return begin with a strong plan.  Whether you breeze through tax time or dread the extra admin, receiving a tax refund makes the effort worthwhile. For many of us, getting a financial boost will be even more welcome this year, […]

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Protect yourself from COVID-19 related scams

Posted on 01. Aug, 2020 by .

Aside from the shutdowns, job losses and restrictions, there’s been another worrying element to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic – scammers are zeroing in on the changes to our financial interactions and shopping habits to take advantage of people across Australia.  Government website Scamwatch.gov.au reports that it’s received reports of over 2700 COVID-19 related scams – […]

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Checklist for the end of financial year

Posted on 01. Jul, 2020 by .

The end of financial year on 30 June is a good time to take stock and get your finances in order. This is an end of financial year like no other. Being prepared, reviewing your super contributions and submitting your return on time are good policies every year, but the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus) means […]

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Gifting and financial generosity during coronavirus

Posted on 01. Jun, 2020 by .

Are you thinking of giving or lending money to adult children (or other family members) who are in financial hardship?  Parents are often called on to help during times of crisis. Now, with a growing number of people experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), there’s an increased chance that parental […]

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Can refinancing my home loan save me money?

Posted on 01. Feb, 2020 by .

By replacing your home loan with a new one, you could take advantage of a better deal.  Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each yeari to make sure the interest rates, fees, features and terms & conditions continue to meet your needs. And with […]

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What is financial wellness?

Posted on 01. Jan, 2020 by .

How you feel, is your wellness. How you feel about your money is your financial wellness. This can be measured by the financial wellness index, which measures a person’s satisfaction with their current and future financial situation. Some days you might feel confident you can meet your needs within the boundaries of your current income, […]

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Why saving is behaving

Posted on 01. Sep, 2019 by .

Did you know there are 293 ways to make change for a US dollar, but only 50 for an Australian dollar? Cashiers in America must have jumped for joy when debit cards became the rage. Is your bank taking you for a ride? We all have our own methods of saving money. Some are strict […]

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Women and Money: Challenges and financial strategies

Posted on 01. Aug, 2019 by .

Many women are still lagging behind in their longer term super savings.i There are several reasons for this that are often out of a woman’s control. However, women can try certain strategies to improve their financial situation. What’s holding women back financially? Women face some very real and specific challenges when planning to put money aside […]

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Planning Your Aged Care Needs

Posted on 09. Jul, 2019 by .

The wave of older Australians will continue to grow over the coming decades. As such, we can no longer afford to ignore the issues around aged care with over 1 million retirees already accessing aged care services in Australia. Planning ahead can help to demystify aged care and reduce stress levels. With awareness and pre-planning, […]

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Things to avoid as a newbie investor

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, here’s a list of common mistakes which are generally worth steering clear of. 1. Failing to plan When looking to invest, it’s generally wise to think about: – your current position and how much you can realistically afford to […]

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