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How To Plan For An Early Retirement

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

If slogging away at work until the age of 70 sounds less than appealing to you, it's time to start planning for an early retirement.

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Small Steps To Get Financial Life On Track

Monday, November 24, 2014

What financial planning would you do if you could spare 60 minutes in your day?

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Consumers Gloomier About Household Money

Monday, November 24, 2014

Consumers are getting gloomier about their household finances.

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Bank Increase Deposits At The RBA

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The amount of home loan-backed securities held by the Reserve Bank has increased 25 fold to help banks settle day-to-day transactions.

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Gas Bills Tipped To Surge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Average households in most major cities can expect gas bills to soar by hundreds of dollars a year as prices surge amid an emerging export industry, according to a report from the Grattan Institute.

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Rates To Stay Low Despite Housing Surge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Reserve Bank intends to keep the cash rate at its record low for the foreseeable future despite a big surge in housing investment.

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Men Fast, Women Steady Savers

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

When it comes to saving, men are "fast and determined" while women take it "slow and steady".

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Are You Taking On Too Much Debt?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

When the central bank starts worrying about a potential housing bubble, it might be time to take stock of your finances - are you taking on too much debt?

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Financial Guidance For Any Time Of Life

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Financial independence can mean being able to live on your own, feeling free to retire, or feeling free to work at something you enjoy without worrying about the size of your pay packet.

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Financial Stress Levels On The Rise

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Australians are under more financial stress as the cost of living goes up, and wages don't rise as much.

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Banks Offer Cash To Lure Customers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Banks are offering steep interest rate discounts and even throwing money at home buyers as they compete for a slice of Australia's booming housing market.

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How To Become Happier By Saving Money

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Money can't buy happiness but apparently budgeting can.

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RBA Growing More Confident About Economy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Reserve Bank is confident business investment will increase in the coming months, but is still not offering any hints on the timing of its next interest rate move.

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Why Households Don't Feel Better Off

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Household incomes rose faster during the mining investment boom, but there are good reasons households don't feel as though they are rolling in clover.

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Consumers Improve Business Outlook

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Consumers are less anxious, which is underpinning business confidence. But it remains unclear whether this will translate into more jobs.

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High Aussie Dollar Means No Rate Hike

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Reserve Bank is not expected to make any change to the cash rate when it meets on Tuesday, and a rate hike looks unlikely before the middle of 2015.

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Rush Of Data No Threat To Stable Rates

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

House prices may be soaring in some parts of the country, but that would appear to be one of few purple patches the central bank has to worry about.

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Dividends - The 'Cool' Way To Growth

Monday, September 01, 2014

Dividends have provided this earnings season's thrills and spills.

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It's Time To Get Financially Literate

Thursday, August 14, 2014

One third of Australians find dealing with money stressful - even when things are going well.

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The Magic Of Compound Interest

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It is the show-stopping conjuring trick of investment. It is the secret to wealth. It is the investors' best friend. It is compound interest.

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Factors That Impact Retirement Savings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears.

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Aussies Anxious About Their Bank Balances

Monday, July 21, 2014

Australians are spending more time worrying about having less money.

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Economists Looked At Economy's Transition

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Australia economy's progress towards the fabled "rebalancing" away from dependence on mining dominated the thoughts of economists this week.

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Taking Control Of Your Money With SMSFs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nobody cares more about your superannuation than you do - so why not take control and manage it yourself?

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RBA In No Rush To Move On Rates

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Reserve Bank is in no rush to move on interest rates as it waits to see how the Australian economy copes with its present challenges.

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How To Make Money And Keep Your Morals

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Do you have a problem with the fact that Woolworths owns poker machines? Or object to companies using sweatshops in Bangladesh?

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How To Find Trustworthy Financial Advice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's been a rough time for the financial planning industry of late.

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Lesser Known Tax Deductible Items

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10 quirky items you might not know are tax deductible from finance editor Justine Davies

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How Will The 2014 Budget Impact You?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The 2014 Federal Budget has been announced... So how will it impact you?

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Is Transferring Credit Card Balance Wise?

Friday, May 02, 2014

Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing.

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