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As your working life draws to a close, your social life and recreational activities don’t have to. If you’re a little anxious about money still owing, here are a few pointers. Ahh retirement! You may have been dreaming about it for decades. You visualise yourself putting away your uniform, high-vis or corporate gear, farewelling that...
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The amount of money you can contribute into your super each year is about to increase. The caps on concessional and non-concessional super contributions will increase from 1 July this year, meaning you may be able to put more money into super. Below we explain how the new caps differ to the old ones and...
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By Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Vanguard Australia Making regular investments of smaller sums of money is one of the best ways to achieve an ambitious financial goal without feeling daunted by the task ahead. It can also help keep you on track so you can reach your goal faster. Set and forget Setting...
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Key points: There are varying tenure types that can impact your rights over a property in a village Make sure to understand all the costs and fees that are associated with taking a placement in a retirement village Legislation and regulations differ depending on the State or Territory you live in Generally, the deciding factor...
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The lead up to 30 June can be a good time to maximise tax benefits that may be available to you inside super. If you’re keen on taking advantage of potential tax benefits available inside super, or are looking at ways to rebuild your retirement savings (for instance, you may have made a withdrawal as...
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If someone offers to withdraw your super or move it to a self-managed super fund (SMSF) so you can access the money, it's probably a scam. Learn how to spot a superannuation scam, and where to report it. How to spot a super scam Scammers can target you online, by phone or by email. Signs...
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There is a way to enjoy the lifestyle your favourite suburb provides and still get on the property market. It’s called ‘rentvesting’ - owning an investment property while renting where you live. Property Investment Professionals of Australia’s 2020 research shows that more than 44% of first-time buyers are rentvesting.i While it’s a strategy that’s growing...
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Income investors have, once again, something to be optimistic about. After a few years where falling interest rates drove up the valuation of profitless concept stocks1, investors who prefer their companies to generate meaningful cash flow have once again enjoyed a period strong of performance2. Since the start of October 2020, the traditional barometer of...
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By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia As an investor, it can be worrying when returns move into negative territory. Many of us are used to seeing that with share investments, but it's less common when it comes to high-quality, investment grade bonds. In recent months, however, that's exactly what's been happening with...
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Average dwelling prices in Australian capital cities rose by 2.8% in March, their seventh consecutive monthly gain and the largest in more than 30 years. Prices are now up by 3.5% on previous record highs and almost 5% on pre-pandemic levels. Homeowners across the country are sharing in the good fortune, with Perth and Darwin...
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