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By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia How much investment risk are you willing to take? If you've ever used a financial adviser, it's one of the first questions you'll be asked when establishing your overall investment strategy. Because your tolerance for risk will ultimately determine the types of assets an adviser will...
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Savings accounts help your money grow faster by offering a higher interest rate than everyday transaction accounts. Get the highest interest on your savings Savings accounts usually earn more interest than other accounts. They're usually online, and don't have a debit card, so it's not as easy to dip into your money. Higher interest rate...
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The amount of super savings that can be transferred into a retirement pension (whether you have one or more than one) will increase from $1.6 million to $1.7 million on 1 July this year, but not for everyone. Currently you can transfer a maximum of $1.6 million from your super savings into a retirement pension...
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After spending your working life building retirement savings, you may be reluctant to eat into your “nest egg” too quickly. This is understandable, given that we are living longer than previous generations and may need to pay for aged care and health costs later in life. But this cautious approach also means retirees are living...
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In its first board meeting of 2021, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to keep the cash rate at a record low of 0.1%. Find out why rates are so low and what it may mean for you and your financial goals. Why does the RBA keep rates low? Lower interest rates and rate...
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Key points Many of the mistakes investors make are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong. As a result, it’s often wise for investors to turn common sense logic on its head. The easiest way to avoid many of these mistakes is to have a long-term investment plan that...
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For investors, it can be better to travel than to arrive. The last year has been characterised by unremittingly gloomy headlines but a counter-intuitively buoyant stock market. This is puzzling for many, but even experienced investors who understand that this is how markets work are starting to call time on the remarkable rally since last...
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Financial wellbeing has become the big buzzword in recent years. It seems like everyone is talking about it, even the banks. There’s a good reason for this, especially after the events of this year. According to studies 46% of workers spend at least three work hours each week thinking about their finances. And poor financial...
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The beginning of a new year is often a good time for individuals to reflect on the past 12 months and to review and focus on their superannuation goals for the year ahead. Taking a closer look at one’s superannuation can make a significant difference with a small change in the present, which could result...
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So, you’re thinking of buying your first residential investment property? There are a few things to consider before making the move. Here are our top 10 tips for avoiding potential difficulties and ensuring success. 1. Know your goal Understanding your financial objectives is key to finding the right investment property. The actual property itself is...
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