Personal Finance

Tips for boosting your superannuation

 Tips for boosting your superannuation

Superannuation is considered one of the best ways to combat inflation impact It’s a long-term investing strategy, and one cannot use their invested funds till aged 55 The contribution made are Tax deductible

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Scared of volatile equity markets? Here are 5 term deposits to explore

Scared of volatile equity markets? Here are 5 term deposits to explore

Highlights Emerging from a two-year long pandemic has presented a laundry list of problems, not the least of which is rapidly rising inflation. With high inflation come rising interest rates, which leave Australians scrambling to stash ...

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Adding crypto to your self-managed super fund? 3 things to keep in mind

Adding crypto to your self-managed super fund? 3 things to keep in mind

Highlights  While Australian super funds don’t yet invest in cryptocurrency, individuals with self-managed funds can include digital assets if they so choose. Despite its short-term volatility, crypto’s long-term potent ...

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Vodafone, Glencore, Barclays: Most popular shares right now

Vodafone, Glencore, Barclays: Most popular shares right now

Rising energy prices, soaring inflation and interest rates, supply chain bottlenecks, and other disruptions caused by the pandemic have been impacting the stock market for quite some time now. The market was gradually recovering from the im ...

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Refinancing your mortgage? Here’s what you should keep in mind

Refinancing your mortgage? Here’s what you should keep in mind

Highlights Not only does refinancing provide owners with a chance to consolidate debt and release equity but, more importantly, it gives those owners the chance to land on cheaper interest rates. According to the Reserve Bank of Aus ...

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Credit woes: How long does bad credit last in Australia?  

Credit woes: How long does bad credit last in Australia?  

Highlights If you’ve ever applied for credit, including a credit card, home loan, car loan or personal loan, you’ll have what’s known as a credit report (otherwise known as credit history). The good news is, there is a ...

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How does inflation affect interest rates?

How does inflation affect interest rates?

Highlights The UK inflation has hit a fresh 30-year high of 5.5% in January 2022. The Bank of England has doubled the interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5% after the inflation in UK surged to 5.4% in December 2021. Interest rate is used to ...

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Five personal finance lessons from cricketer Chris Cairns

Five personal finance lessons from cricketer Chris Cairns

Six months after undergoing emergency surgery for aortic dissection, which culminated in a spinal stroke, Cairns received the terrible news that he’d been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Cairns is one of the most talented all-rounders t ...

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Wary of paying hefty taxes? Here are five tax-saving tips

Wary of paying hefty taxes? Here are five tax-saving tips

Highlights  Homeowners can reduce their taxes by acquiring a mortgage offset account. Capital gains refer to the money made through the selling of an asset, like shares or a house, where a profit has been made. People often miss o ...

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5 ways to help Kiwis beat inflation and take better control of their finances

5 ways to help Kiwis beat inflation and take better control of their finances

Stats NZ has revealed that the cost of living among Kiwi households was up by 5.2% in the quarter ended December 2021 in comparison to the costs a year earlier. In fact, this rise has been the highest since 2008 and is being witnessed by th ...

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How to choose stocks for investments in UK

How to choose stocks for investments in UK

Highlights  Investing is a process of allocating money on assets with an expectation to generate an income or profit over time. Investing works when you purchase shares of any company at a low price and sell it at a higher price, w ...

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