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Mon 19 Aug 2019

There's some basic rules for retirement savings

There's some basic rules for retirement savings

WHEN I talk to people about saving for retirement, a common response is 'I wish I'd known that sooner'.

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Markets: ‘No one knows what’s next’

Markets: ‘No one knows what’s next’

China’s vow to conduct “necessary countermeasures” have sent markets sprawling overnight with warnings of a “countdown to recession.”

Thu 15 Aug 2019

‘You can no longer hide’: ATO’s new $100 billion crackdown

‘You can no longer hide’: ATO’s new $100 billion crackdown

AROUND 1.6 million Aussies are being told “you can no longer hide” as the tax man ramps up a major crackdown on this $100 billion area.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Where do I invest my savings?

Where do I invest my savings?

I'M OFTEN asked, 'what do you invest in?' The first step is looking at asset allocation.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Aussie dollar plummets to 10-year low

Aussie dollar plummets to 10-year low

The Australian dollar hasn’t been this low since the markets crashed when the chaos of the Global Financial Crisis began.

What is deeming ...and why care?

What is deeming ...and why care?

RECENTLY there has been a lot of chatter around deeming rates and changes made for part-pensioners.

Treasurer calls for calm after stock rout

Treasurer calls for calm after stock rout

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Australian government wants cool heads to prevail amid rising economic tensions between the United States and China.

Ash Barty’s stunning rich list snub

Ash Barty’s stunning rich list snub

Tennis has emerged as the river of gold for female athletes in 2019, but Aussie Ash Barty is still unable to crack the Forbes rich list as the World No. 1.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Aussies' super smashed as USA-China trade war hits ASX

Aussies' super smashed as USA-China trade war hits ASX

THE Australian share market has been savaged, falling nearly $90 billion in just 15 minutes of trade after a massive Wall Street sell-off.

John Howard: ‘Rate cuts too far’

John Howard: ‘Rate cuts too far’

John Howard has warned interest rates may have been cut “too far” already, as markets tip the RBA will cut again today.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

THE stock market has notched up an all-time high with the ASX 200 benchmark index hitting 6,875.5 points in late July, passing the previous record.

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Aussie dollar hits 10-year low

Aussie dollar hits 10-year low

The Australian share market is expected to open lower as the local currency fell against the US dollar to its lowest level since 2009.

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Two out of five could be missing out on home loan savings

Two out of five could be missing out on home loan savings

HOME loan interest rates are at record lows, but not everyone is sharing the savings.

Sat 27 Jul 2019

How to turn $60 into $316,000

How to turn $60 into $316,000

Carla Harris is out to change how much cash Australians have in their bank accounts — and she’s making it easy for anyone with small steps.

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Older unemployed out of retirement review

Older unemployed out of retirement review

Finance Minister Matthias Cormann has rejected suggestions to include the adequacy of Newstart in the Morrison government's review of retirement policies.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

In a low rate world, keep an eye on fees and risks

In a low rate world, keep an eye on fees and risks

THE Reserve Bank's back-to-back rate cuts in June and July are great news for anyone with a home loan.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

The dark side of lower interest rates

The dark side of lower interest rates

There is a dark side to today's super-low interest rates...they can encourage us to load up with more debt.

Tue 9 Jul 2019

Cash back: ATO in meltdown after tax cut

Cash back: ATO in meltdown after tax cut

Aussies could face delays getting their tax refund as the ATO pulls staff from other duties to answer an unprecedented flood of phone calls.

Make $200 a week recycling

Make $200 a week recycling

Container deposit schemes are multiplying across Australia, giving consumers a chance to boost their incomes through recycling.

Fri 5 Jul 2019

Huge cost of dying in Australia

Huge cost of dying in Australia

MANY Aussies feel that funerals are getting more expensive every year, but there is one major mistake people are making that is sending costs soaring.

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