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Super is sacred: 3 ways to rescue (not raid) it

Super is sacred: 3 ways to rescue (not raid) it

The beauty of our compulsory retirement savings system is it reserves money to shore up our long-term financial security, while we are far more focused with stretching out our cash as far as we can in the here and now.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

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Why rule from the grave? Let kids decide how to spend inheritance

Why rule from the grave? Let kids decide how to spend inheritance

If your kids are mature enough to manage their own finances, why bother to set up such things as testamentary trusts in your will?

  • by George Cochrane
Crypto, NFTs in crosshairs as ATO cracks down on digital economy
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Crypto, NFTs in crosshairs as ATO cracks down on digital economy

The ATO has released its tax time hit-list for this financial year, and work-related expenses and cryptocurrency profits are in the firing line.

  • by John Collett
Check out the brands behind the brands
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Check out the brands behind the brands

Utilities, banks and airlines are moving to offer multiple products to try and “own” more of their customers. However, should you sign up?

  • by Joel Gibson
‘Pushing 40 as a divorced single mum’: How Jess Irvine turned her financial life around

‘Pushing 40 as a divorced single mum’: How Jess Irvine turned her financial life around

Budgeting is not a dirty word – in fact, it’s your best bet for a secure financial future.

  • by Jessica Irvine
20 ways to slash your food bills

20 ways to slash your food bills

Food is the second-biggest drain of our household budgets, according to the Bureau of Statistics so, amid soaring supermarket prices, it is a necessity for all Aussies to think about ways to save.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Hip-pocket hacks to help combat soaring cost of living
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Hip-pocket hacks to help combat soaring cost of living

Times are tight but try to work the system to stretch your household budget, rather than becoming stressed by how you can earn more.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Strategies for minimising capital gains tax on an investment property

Strategies for minimising capital gains tax on an investment property

Rules surrounding Capital Gains Tax can be complex, but using a tax-deductible concessional super contribution strategy can be beneficial.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Money for nothing: How companies prise extra money from you
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Money for nothing: How companies prise extra money from you

Some businesses use strategies to boost their revenue without us really knowing it. Here are some of the traps and how to avoid them.

  • by Joel Gibson
Squeeze on first-home buyers likely to worsen

Squeeze on first-home buyers likely to worsen

First-home buyers in our two biggest cities are likely to find it even tougher with higher interest rates and cost of living, together with surging rents, restricting their capacity to save and borrow.

  • by John Collett
Sydney, Melbourne mortgage repayments to rise by thousands a year

Sydney, Melbourne mortgage repayments to rise by thousands a year

Mortgage holders need to start thinking now about how they are going to find the money to service higher repayments.

  • by John Collett