Super baby debt

Having a family can create a ‘super baby debt’ for mothers of up to $50,000 by the time they reach retirement age. Taking time off work means you may not have any employer contributions being...

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A vital SMSF question: A corporate trustee or individual trustees?

A self-managed super statistic that doesn’t seem to change much over the years is the strong preference of new SMSFs for individual trustees rather than a corporate trustee. The...

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Buying A Tenanted Investment Property

There are plenty of upsides to buying an investment property that already has a tenant, as well as a raft of risks. Here’s how to minimise them. Purchasing an investment property that already has...

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A realty check for accessing super early

When it comes to the basics of life the issue of finding shelter – putting a roof over one’s head – ranks high on most people’s list. So as the dream of home ownership continues...

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Defying mortgage stress

Technically speaking, if more than 30 percent of your pre-tax income goes towards paying your mortgage, you meet the common definition for being ‘mortgage-stressed’ – and it’s more common...

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Almost the world's best for retirees

What are the best countries for a comfortable retirement? What countries have the best retirement-income systems? It seems the answers to these questions are rather positive for Australian retirees. ...

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Six Ways To Fund A Renovation

Any renovation project, large or small, can be all-consuming in terms of your energy and money. Here are six loan types that can help you with the latter. Considering transforming your home from...

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May 2017 Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. There has been a broad-based pick-up in the global economy since last year. Labour markets have tightened...

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Save early, save often

One of the underlying attributes of Australia’s superannuation system is that it starts young adults saving for retirement as soon as they join the workforce. Without compulsory super...

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Explaining the upcoming $1.6m transfer balance cap

  Of all the major changes to superannuation coming this year, probably the most confusing is the new “transfer balance cap”. In this article we’ve answered the most common questions to help...

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