Super in your 40s. It’s time to get focused

Typically your forties is a time of established careers, teenage kids and a mortgage that is no longer daunting. There are still plenty of demands on the budget, but by this age there’s a good chance there’s some spare cash that can be put to good use. As you pass the halfway mark of your working life, it’s time to give retirement planning a bit more attention. How much? A 45-year-old ...
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Super in your 20s. Boring? Doesn’t have to be!

Superannuation is for the oldies, right? In some ways that’s true, but even in your twenties there are good reasons to take a bit more interest in your super. The average 25-year-old has around $10,000 in super, but the decisions you make now, even with relatively small sums of money, could earn you hundreds of thousands of extra dollars over your working life. Are you getting any? Earn mo...
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Is this the future of banking?

Peer to Peer, or ‘P2P’, lending is a method of bringing borrowers and lenders together without a traditional financial institution to act as intermediary. This increasingly popular form of lending takes advantage of the internet to connect individuals who have money to lend with those who require funding for any reputable need. It’s not an entirely new process. The first P2P lending porta...
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What’s really happening with property?

There’s little doubt that property is an attractive investment option for many, but with the media reporting conflicting news about the Australian property sector, it’s difficult to understand what’s really going on. Many people considering an investment in property have a preference for direct property; residential, industrial or commercial. Among other reasons, this popularity may be d...
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