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Living costs for retirees rise at fastest pace in 10 years

We look at how much money you might need each year and ways you can still budget for your social life. Australian retirees generally need a certain budget each year to live a modest or comfortable lifestyle, and industry figures recently revealed the highest annual increase in those budgets since 20101. The Association of Superannuation […]

Super changes that could affect you from 1 July 2022

A number of changes to the super system could create opportunities for Australians of all ages. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know. Last month, the Federal Government legislated a number of proposals that it previously put forward in its May 2021 Federal Budget. The changes announced will come into effect on 1 July […]

Why Australian interest rates are likely to rise and when

Senior economist Diana Mousina answers our questions on potential interest rate changes and what it could mean for Aussie households. Why have interest rates been so low for so long? The main reason interest rates have been kept so low is the Reserve Bank of Australia undershooting on its inflation target of 2-3%. We haven’t […]

Russia and Ukraine conflict: impact on super

Key takeaways Severe as they can feel, events like this aren’t permanent. Markets eventually bounce back Super is like any type of investment, there will be times of highs and lows so it’s important to maintain a long-term perspective By understanding your risk tolerance, you’ll be better able to make decisions about the structure of […]

Christmas crackers

If you can’t get enough of the dad jokes you find in your Christmas crackers, here are a few more for your festive feasts. What did Santa do when he went speed dating? He pulled a cracker! Why was the turkey in the pop group? Because he was the only one with drumsticks! What do […]

Top money-saving tips for the new year

How’s your credit card looking after doing all the Christmas shopping? Have you made yet another New Year’s resolution to be better with your money? Whatever your situation, we could probably all do with spending a little less and saving a little more. How to save money on bills Avoid the lazy tax If you’ve […]

5 ways to shop a little smarter this Christmas

If cash flow is looking a tad grim this year, here are some ideas to up the presents under the tree, noting it’s the presence around it that really counts. We don’t need to list the events of 2020 to say it’s been a big one, particularly as we approach the festive season, where many […]

15 Brilliant Spring Cleaning Hacks

Sourced from https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/627564/best-zoom-products-video-meetings?utm_content=infinitescroll1 Spring cleaning feels great … once it’s finished. But getting there isn’t always so fun. To help you get to the enjoyable side of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to streamline the process and leave you with more time to enjoy your fresh and tidy home. 1. ADD […]

Are you being scammed?

Scamwatch has received over 4160 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $3 360 000 in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Common scams include phishing for personal information, online shopping, and superannuation scams. If you have been scammed or have seen a scam, you can make a report on the Scamwatch website, and find more information […]