6 tips for managing money and memory loss

Published: October 9, 2017

The potential for memory loss later in life mightn't be a subject you want to broach, but having a contingency plan could go a long way. Memory loss in your later years can be difficult, emotionally as well as financially. That's why having a conversation with your loved ones, or devising a plan early on, […]

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More Aussies retiring later in life

Published: September 20, 2017

Australians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world and forecasts show that’s only going to increase over the next four decades1. To put it into perspective, around 40 years ago, the number of Australians over age 85 was 80,000 and in about another 40 years that number is projected to reach around […]

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Looking after your finances when looking after others

Published: September 13, 2017

There are millions of Australians providing care to an older person or someone with a disability or long term health condition. Looking after ageing parents or unwell family members and friends can be very emotional and stressful. Your day to day routine could change dramatically. It's important to look after yourself and keep an eye […]

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Can I afford to have fun in retirement?

Published: September 11, 2017

If you’re in or approaching retirement, you may be prioritising things such as living costs, utility bills, health care and even helping the kids out with their future financial goals. With many Australians looking at a retirement of 30 years or more, another thing to give some thought to is keeping some money aside for your own […]

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What happens to my finances if I split up with my de facto?

Published: September 11, 2017

If you’ve recently split from your partner or simply wondering what might happen if you do, you’ll need to keep your financial wits about you as a division of assets and debts, whether they’re held separately or together, may be on the cards. Here are some of the things to be aware of when it […]

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Ways to save money without spoiling your social life

Published: September 11, 2017

If you can make your money go the distance, pay day can be a wonderful thing. However, if it means that 48 hours from now you’re likely to be scrounging for shrapnel wondering how you’re going to pay bills and eat for the next fortnight – you might want to rethink how you’re managing your […]

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Going back to work after having a baby

Published: September 8, 2017

Combining work commitments with family responsibilities can be something of a balancing act. We look at some of the expenses you might encounter as well as some of the financial benefits. The cost of childcare For most parents, the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating returning to work after having a child is […]

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5 ways to make your gap year attractive to employers

Published: August 28, 2017

Whether your gap year is made up of work, study, travel, volunteering, or all of the above, more than four in five people who’ve taken a gap year believe they’re more employable because of it.1 In fact, recruiters have also recognised that ‘constructive’ gap years can help people stand out from the crowd when it comes […]

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Your 5-point action plan when faced with redundancy

Published: August 16, 2017

Over a 12-month period, approximately two million Australians left their job and of those nearly one in five were made redundant1. Given the stats, it’s easy to conclude that many people will be faced with redundancy at some point, which is why we’ve pulled together the financial and non-financial considerations to tackle early on. After […]

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Is your SMSF retirement-ready?

Published: August 15, 2017

A landmark stage in the life of a self-managed super fund is when at least one of its members moves from the accumulation phase to retirement phase. SMSFs often have members in the accumulation and pension phases. And typical two-person funds have both members retiring within a short time of each other – if not […]

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