Helping your parents financially while saving for retirement

Many people are finding themselves in a situation where they need to provide financial support to their aging parents. Balancing the responsibility of helping your parents financially while saving for your own retirement, is no doubt challenging. Effective financial planning …

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Social media scams: Who’s really following you?

Cyber criminals are targeting people based on personal details and preferences – and reeling them in with professional looking follow ups. Find out how to protect yourself. Next time you like or follow a friend or a brand on social …

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How women can future proof their wealth

Planning for retirement is a daunting task but it’s too important not to think about – especially for women. Fortunately, there are some small steps women can take today to protect and grow their finances for the future. It’s probably …

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6 things to consider before investing

Investing your money may be an effective way to help you build long-term wealth. While it can seem overwhelming at times, given the breadth of options available, you don’t need to be a financial expert to be successful at it. …

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Federal Budget

How could the proposals impact you and your finances? May 2024 The 2024 Federal Budget provides cost of living relief through 1 July tax cuts, lower power bills, higher welfare payments and support for small businesses. Note: These changes are …

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Economic and market overview

Encouragingly the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its global growth forecast for 2024, following ‘surprisingly resilient’ economic conditions. IMF officials now expect global GDP growth of 3.2% this year. Despite this positive news, major share markets lost ground in April …

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Will cash remain king?

Cash has been one of the best performing defensive assets over the past three years. When compared with global bonds (a riskier asset class), a typical portfolio of term deposits would have returned a cumulative 12.6% in comparison to -8.5% …

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