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REDUCE YOUR BILLS WITH THESE HOUSE HOLD ITEMS

See what things you might have at home that could deliver you cost savings later on.

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10 EXPERIENCES FOR $10

For the next time you’re itching to get out, but don’t want to spend a fortune, here’s a list of 10 things to do for about $10 (or less).

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SPREAD YOUR MONEY, REDUCE RISK

Six out of ten Australians own investments outside of the family home and super. That’s good news.

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BITCOIN- IS IT REALLY FOR YOU?

If I could sum up the contents of my junk emails over the last 12 months in a single word it would be: Bitcoin. I can’t tell you how many unsolicited invitations I’ve received to start trading bitcoin – you may have experienced the same thing. This alone is a concern but when heavy hitters like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) start calling out the risks of bitcoin, the warning bells should definitely start ringing.

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ACHIEVING A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT

Many women dream of a retirement where they can kick back and relax, do whatever they like and be free from the demands of others – actually focusing on caring for themselves. But this step often means being free from financial worries or concerns and for a large proportion of women, the prospect of a comfortable retirement can seem elusive. Especially when you do the sums.

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WATCH OUT FOR TAX SCAMS

The end of the financial year will likely bring the usual wave of scams. Here’s what to watch for. 

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NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION PLANNING

Small business is generally regarded as the backbone of the Australian economy, but that strong back is showing signs of age.

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BE THE BOSS OF YOUR CASH

If, like many others, your life and money feels a bit like a juggling act - paying bills here and there… and “Uh oh, forgot about the council rates, guess that one’s going on the credit card”. You may be thinking that having some extra cash would solve a lot of your problems.

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HOW TO RETIRE, YOUR WAY

How you’d like to spend your retirement is as unique as you. From the big life changing goals, to the smaller, more personal ones that give your life meaning.

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ONE IN THREE AUSSIES TRAVEL WITHOUT PROTECTION.

It’s always that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer holidays, but amid the excitement of choosing a destination, neverforget to arrange travel cover. In the last three years, one in three Australians have headed off internationally without the protection of travel insurance.

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WHEN TO CHARGE YOUR KIDS BOARD

I recently came across a news story about a hapless New York couple, who have taken their 30-year old son to court in a last ditch effort to get him to move out of home. My first thought was “only in America”. But here in Australia, high rents and low housing affordability are seeing plenty of parents shelve plans for an empty-nester lifestyle as their 20-, 30- and even 40-something offspring show no signs of leaving the family home.

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THE FUTURE OF MONEY

The line “as rich as Croesus” is littered through literature in works as bizarrely diverse as Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketee

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