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Why young people need to learn about Finance

By helping young people to understand these basic financial principles early in life we set them up to thrive financially, to be astute with the money they work hard for and make wise spending choices. We can also save them from a lifetime of financial stress.

Interest Rate Rises

Last week Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe reminded everyone that the next move in interest rates will be up not down. Retirees will welcome any slight relief after years of minimal returns on fixed deposits but some borrowers will receive a big shock.

Planning for Aged Care

Aged Care: Will you need it, how much will it cost, and how will you fund it in retirement? While we hope for independence, good health and a comfortable lifestyle in our latter years, it’s entirely possible that these dreams can come to abrupt and devastating halt if an illness strike, and you end up needing the help of carers. This is something you need to consider and plan for.

Sharemarket volatility

Global share markets have lost their confidence since January with headwinds reappearing. Volatility has returned. Investors are swinging from enthusiastic buying to scared selling day to day. How do long term investors chart a course?

How to choose the right financial planner

A planner can help you grow your wealth, manage your wealth and protect it. A planner is essential if you’re thinking about setting up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) or when you’re considering insurance or making a will too. HEre’s how to choose the right financial planner for you.

Super Annuation

Big changes to superannuation rules, in particular changes to the spouse contribution scheme make it much more useful for many more people.

How to choose the right insurance

Life is impossible to predict. But the right insurance will make all the difference for you and your family, if something does go wrong. It’s worthwhile reviewing all of your policies because these should change as you do too, and people have different needs at different stages of life.

What happens to your Superannuation when you die

If you die, your superannuation is not covered by your will. You need to make special instructions to insure your intentions and beneficiaries are clear.

Managed funds

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need a lot of money to start investing in a managed fund. Some funds let you start with as little as $2,000 and then you can, over time, watch your money grow.

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