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You're so close. You've built up your nest egg. You've created a realistic retirement budget. Are you ready?
Are you guilty of the kind of mental mania that insists you’ll never get out of debt, earn more money or reach your financial goals? Negative thought patterns are familiar to all of us, especially in the face of financial challenges. The thing is, this type of thinking does absolutely nothing towards solving monetary problems. It does, however, play a huge role in perpetuating them.
You need to foster a money-making mindset.
There was a time, not so long ago, when retirees were happy to be called “retirees” or “seniors”. After all, these older Australians had worked hard, raised a family, paid their taxes, volunteered, done their bit and now it was time for them to enjoy a long, happy and healthy retirement as “retirees”.
Here's three possible scenarios that could unfold in global equity markets over the next five years - are the roaring 20’s upon us, or is there reason to tread more carefully as we head into the next decade?
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.
A comfortable retirement is a long-term goal, and you need a plan to achieve it.
As a kid, one of the first lessons we all learn about money is how to save – you know the drill – 20 cents in the piggy bank each week and pretty soon you’ve got yourself your first toy, bought with your very own money.
By Sam Wallis-Smith
Stop "outsourcing" your memory to Google and start investing in the power of your own mind.
Helping parents make the transition into supported living can be challenging, but forward planning and open communication can help everyone.
No one likes unpleasant surprises. Talking about your Will with your family can be stressful, but it can also help to avoid a worse situation when you are gone.
While it's not something anyone likes to think about, planning your estate may make things a little easier.
One study showed that workday exercise, not only improves well-being but participants noted a 72 percent improvement in time management.
Not all debts are created equal.
Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account.
The early days of a divorce or separation can be a real challenge - Here are ten steps that’ll help sort your finances so you can focus on the important things.
From kindergarten to Year 12 do you know the total cost of putting a child through school in Australia?
Looking after others can be very emotional and stressful, but it's important to look after yourself and keep an eye on your finances too.
Working out a realistic budget is a great way to take control of your finances. In this article we look at how to ‘do the numbers’.
A simple super oversight is costing Australians thousands of dollars in their retirement, and young women are particularly at risk.
If you want to repay your mortgage quickly and still have easy access to your additional repayments, an offset account may be worth using.
Perhaps the best way to give your young children a lifetime saving and investing advantage is to ensure they are as financially literate as possible, as early as possible in their lives.
Research shows the optimum age for making financial decisions is our early fifties.
Our busy lifestyles often mean high levels of stress impacting productivity and health - practicing mindfulness could help reverse the effects.
If you plan to leave your super to your adult children, it may be hit with more tax from 1 July, due to the removal of a little known gem called the anti-detriment payment.
By Sam Wallis-Smith
Too many Australians may be relying on the inheritance to pay off the mortgage and ensure their financial security in retirement.
Following a backlash from within its own ranks, the Government has amended several of its key superannuation reforms announced in the May Budget. We review the changes and consider whether super should remain the savings vehicle of choice for Australians.
By Sam Wallis-Smith
Many Australians are not confident they have enough to support their retirement, 43% say they will need to rely on support.