Tag Archives: Financial Advice

7 age pension traps to avoid

Posted on 01. Jun, 2022 by .

After a lifetime of hard work, it’s important you maximise your entitlements in retirement. So you need to structure your finances carefully to make sure you don’t lose your age pension. After all, you’ve earned it. Here are some common traps to be aware of. Helping loved ones out… It’s only natural to want to […]

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Super changes that could affect you from 1 July 2022

Posted on 01. May, 2022 by .

Last month, the Federal Government legislated a number of proposals that it previously put forward in its May 2021 Federal Budget. The changes announced will come into effect on 1 July 2022. Here’s a snapshot of what will change, with further details below. More people will be eligible for contributions from their employer, under the Superannuation […]

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Budget smarter with the 50/20/30 rule

Posted on 01. Mar, 2022 by .

New to budgeting? You may know how much money you make and have a rough idea of how much you spend. But do you know what you’re actually spending it on, or if your spending patterns will benefit you in the long run? The good news is, you don’t need complicated spreadsheets and formulas to […]

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How much do I need to save for a home deposit?

Posted on 04. Feb, 2022 by .

If you’re ready to step onto the property ladder, the first thing you’ll need is a deposit. But exactly how much you’ll need to save will depend on a few factors, including what you can afford to borrow and how much your ideal property costs. Your overall financial situation, and in particular, your income and […]

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What you should know about creating your will and estate plan

Posted on 01. Dec, 2021 by .

If you want to protect your family and assets, it’s worth documenting what you’d like to happen if you can’t make your own decisions later in life or if you pass away. If you’ve got people in your life who you love and assets you’d like to be distributed in a certain way, you might […]

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The new COVID-19 relief schemes explained

Posted on 01. Sep, 2021 by .

As we navigate more COVID-19 lockdowns across Australia, here’s a guide to the main benefits you may be entitled to from the government, state by state. With new COVID-19 lockdowns, and an increasing number of cases it’s understandable if Aussies are feeling overwhelmed. On top of that, concern about their finances can just add to […]

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Considerations for different retirement living options

Posted on 01. Aug, 2021 by .

Whether downsizing your home, relocating to a new city, modifying your existing property, or entering an independent or assisted living arrangement is on the cards, thinking ahead could create more certainty. When thinking about your retirement, financial and non-financial considerations will all play a part. Downsizing your home, relocating or both For many Aussies, retirement […]

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

Posted on 01. Jul, 2021 by .

Generally, you can, but there may be other things to consider. When you access your super at retirement, depending on your age and personal circumstances, your super fund may ask you to sign a declaration stating you intend to never return to work again. However, there could be compelling reasons as to why you might […]

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Reviewing your personal insurance policy: when, why and how

Posted on 01. May, 2021 by .

Insurance might not always be top of mind, but it’s important to review your policies regularly to make sure you’ve got the right cover Whatever your mix of cover — life, total and permanent disability, income protection and trauma — insurance can be an important part of protecting yourself and your family, now and into […]

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Tips for parents who became the bank of mum and dad

Posted on 01. Mar, 2021 by .

Aussie parents have coughed up more than $26 million to help their adult kids since COVID-19 hit our shores – and one in five is at financial risk from doing so. Parents helping their adult kids financially isn’t an unfamiliar concept in this country, but figures reveal mums and dads have forked out approximately $26.8 […]

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