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Compound interest: How to grow your money

Compound interest: How to grow your money

Einstein has repeatedly said that compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. While it may appear complicated, it's actually a relatively simple concept that can accomplish extraordinary things over time. What is compound interest? Compound interest enables...

Five things to look for in a great super fund

Five things to look for in a great super fund

If you stay with the default super fund provided by your employer there’s a chance you’ll miss out on thousands in super.  It makes sense to take a close look at your current super fund and consider whether your money could be working harder elsewhere. If you still...

Top 10 side hustles you can start now

Top 10 side hustles you can start now

Make extra money with a side hustle Money might not buy happiness, but it’s always nice to have a little more of it. The average pay check usually goes straight towards the necessities – buying groceries, paying bills, or perhaps funnelling away funds for a first home...

Stuck in the middle: money management tips for the sandwich generation

Stuck in the middle: money management tips for the sandwich generation

If you’re trying to balance more than one generation in your family, you may be struggling financially as well as emotionally. The good news is there are things you can do to help yourself, as well as everyone else. The feeling that there isn’t enough time in the day...

A proven way to build wealth

A proven way to build wealth

By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia When it comes to investing, nothing speaks louder than actual results. The 2021 Vanguard Index Chart shows what investors would have achieved over 30 years from a starting balance of $10,000 invested...

Four steps to plan for a better retirement

Four steps to plan for a better retirement

Many investors concentrate on building their nest egg during their working lives to pay or help pay for their retirement but fail to give enough attention to planning for a retirement that may last 25 years or longer. A lack of retirement planning makes retirees more...

Survival guide: Buying and selling at the same time

Survival guide: Buying and selling at the same time

Buying and selling a home at the same time – it’s the ultimate chicken and egg scenario. At the best of times, it is a juggling act, but in the current market where prices are rising, listing numbers are low and days on market are shrinking the “which comes first?”...

How to save money for beginners

How to save money for beginners

Creating good saving habits takes practice and willpower – especially when there are so many ways to spend your money. But these strategies can help you (or your kids) become a successful saver and reach your goals sooner. Set up your savings plan in five simple steps...

How to protect your own future while managing your parents’ aged care

How to protect your own future while managing your parents’ aged care

When retirement can last for three decades, you need a clear financial plan – for yourself as well as your parents. It’s hard to imagine that fit, independent parents may one day need significant care. Yet the best thing you can do for their future, and your own, is...

Could flexible working be the key to saving your super?

Could flexible working be the key to saving your super?

How working flexibly can help you balance work and life as you save for a more secure future. Family responsibilities and working aren’t always compatible, as many Australian women find out when they’re tugged in what can feel like a dozen directions at once.  ...

Financial advice – is it worth it?

Financial advice – is it worth it?

Key takeaways If you value the experience of experts in other aspects of your life, don’t discount it when it comes to managing your life savings A financial adviser can help you implementing a financial plan to stay on track with your goals They can also review your...

Choosing a super fund

Choosing a super fund

Most people can choose which super fund they’d like their super contributions paid into. You can go with your employer’s fund or choose your own. To find out if you can choose your super fund, check with your employer. Your employer will give you a ‘standard choice...