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Memory loss can make it difficult to stay in control of your money. Things like checking bank statements or investments, or paying bills may become challenging. If you're starting to struggle, it's time to put some safeguards in place. A few simple steps will help you and your loved ones protect your money and prepare...
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When you think of an investor, what image springs to mind? For many of us it’s a driven day trader, running on adrenalin, hunched over multiple screens, and buying and selling shares frenetically for marginal gains. There certainly are some full-time professional investors out there, sweating every trade. But the reality is, investors come in...
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Here are some factors to consider before you join finances with a partner. While you've likely imagined what a future with your partner looks like, you may not have considered the financial implications of that future. Think: careers, kids, caring for aging parents, and even where you want to live and travel to. In reality,...
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Land banking is a real estate investment scheme that involves buying large blocks of undeveloped land. These schemes are often unregulated and there's little protection if something goes wrong. In a land banking scheme, property developers usually buy land, divide it into smaller blocks and offer it to investors. As an investor, you either buy...
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Key points: Scientists have found that working memory can be disrupted as early as people enter middle age In 2024, it is estimated there are more than 421,000 Australians living with all forms of dementia More than two-thirds of aged care residents have moderate to severe cognitive impairment Scientists have reported a global breakthrough in...
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Couples might be open to sharing all sorts of things, but with finances there’s a little more to think about. If you’re in a relationship, you and your partner may share a variety of things: grocery shopping, household chores and, most importantly of all, the TV remote. But what about your finances? There are many...
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Scammers are skilled at tricking you out of your money. Knowing the signs of a scam can help you identify when something doesn't feel right. Scamwatch, run by the National Anti-Scams Centre (NASC) says: Stop - Don't give money or personal information to anyone if unsure Think - Ask yourself could the message or call...
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Look for a good currency exchange rate and check the fees when sending money overseas. A small difference can mean more money gets to your family or friend. Types of overseas money transfers Money transfer company A money transfer company is usually the cheapest way to get money to someone overseas. The company can either...
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Personal transformation can be challenging. We all have habits we’d like to break and behaviours we’d like to do more of. But when we do some self-examination and think about what is involved in navigating change, it can seem overwhelming to get to where we need to be, whether that is personally or professionally. That’s...
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Check the income to declare, when to report a loss, and deductions you can claim for managed investment trusts. Types of managed investment trusts Managed investment trusts include: cash management trusts money market trusts mortgage trusts unit trusts managed funds, such as a property trust, share trust, equity trust, growth trust, imputation trust or balanced...
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