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Diversification

Diversification is an investment strategy that lowers your portfolio’s risk and helps you get more stable returns. You diversify by investing your money across different asset classes — such as shares, property, bonds and private equity. Then you diversify across the different options within each asset class. For example, if you buy shares, you buy...
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Prepare to Retire

Preparing to retire is emotional and practical. Making a retirement plan can help you manage your finances, and cope better as your life and priorities change. Make a retirement plan Your retirement plan can be simple or detailed. Include: Think about when you want to retire There’s no set age you need to be to...
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Five adjustments if your spouse moves to care

Life is filled with changes. But with preparation and good advice, you may be able to manage the changes more effectively to minimise the stress. Watching your spouse’s health decline can be difficult and stressful. And if this decline results in a move to aged care, you will both be faced with a lot of...
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Stressed but surviving – Aussie women and their finances

Taking control of your finances starts with your super. As we battle rising interest rates, cost of living pressures and a general COVID-related economic hangover, it’s fair to say that financial stress is affecting most Australians, regardless of age, background or gender. But the reality is that Australian women are feeling the pinch more than...
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Financial Challenges for Couples

Second marriages may present additional financial challenges when balancing day-to-day expenses with implications for aged care funding. You may not share finances equally, but Centrelink/DVA will assess your obligations as if you do. Life is full of ups and downs. You might have been unlucky and lost a spouse but then been lucky to find...
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Help your retirement funds last the distance

Retirement is a time that many Australians eagerly anticipate, providing plenty of time to pursue hobbies, do more travelling, or simply kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. We will outline key strategies to help boost and preserve your retirement savings, to help you achieve long-term financial security throughout your golden years. It’s...
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How to invest responsibly and ethically

If you’d like your money to make a difference to the world as well as your future, responsible investing may be for you. Almost 9 in 10 (89%) Australians feel it’s important their financial institution invests responsibly and ethically across the board1. Ethical, social and governance (ESG) investments accounted for $1,281 billion, or 40%, of...
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Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse can happen to anyone at any time. Learn how to recognise the signs and equip yourself with the knowledge to minimise the risk of it happening to you. What is elder financial abuse? Elder financial abuse can be defined as someone you know using your funds or assets to your detriment. This...
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How the 2023 Intergenerational Report might impact aged care

The recently released Intergenerational Report highlights trends and impacts over the next 40 years and highlights the significant impact of an ageing population. A major theme in the recent Intergenerational Report was the impact on Australia’s economy and society of an ageing population, which will lead to a  rising demand for aged care over the...
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