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How to retire early

How to retire early

Retiring early is a dream that many people hope to someday achieve, and with the right plan in place, it is possible to reach it. But the path to retiring early isn't easy. It takes time and an incredible amount of discipline to earn, save, and invest as much as you...

The dos and dont’s of revenge spending

The dos and dont’s of revenge spending

Written by Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer After months in lockdowns and living under tight restrictions, many Australians have gone on a “revenge spending” spree. Revenge spending is the term widely being used to describe how some people are taking out...

Upsize your super with after-tax contributions

Upsize your super with after-tax contributions

You'll have heard the old, almost grandmotherly adage that 'every dollar counts'. But guess what - it's true. Voluntary after tax super contributions (also called non-concessional contributions), refer to any payments you make to your super fund out of your take-home...

Experts answer: How to boost super at any age

Experts answer: How to boost super at any age

By Alexandra Cain This content is produced by the Good Weekend in commercial partnership with MLC. Superannuation strategies differ depending on age and circumstances. Take an individual approach to secure a solid retirement balance, as guided by these industry...

Credit scores and credit reports

Credit scores and credit reports

Lenders use your credit score (or credit rating) to decide whether to give you credit or lend you money. Knowing this can help you negotiate better deals, or understand why a lender rejected you. Your credit score is based on personal and financial information about...

How do I decide between a fixed or variable interest loan?

How do I decide between a fixed or variable interest loan?

Unsure about whether to lock down your interest rate for a period with a fixed rate home loan, or take your chances with a variable rate home loan?  It’s a decision everyone faces – from first-home buyers right through to investors - at various points in a loan’s...

Don’t leave your business succession to chance

Don’t leave your business succession to chance

Don’t leave your business succession to chance – exit on your own terms. It may seem extraordinary but, according to a KPMG report, more than half of Australian family businesses don’t have an exit strategy in place for their current managing director or CEO1. Perhaps...

Super lump sum

Super lump sum

You may be able to take your superannuation as a lump sum payment when you retire. This is usually tax-free from age 60. How a superannuation lump sum works Depending on your fund's rules, you may be able to withdraw some or all of your superannuation (super) as a...

Four important steps toward a healthier financial life

Four important steps toward a healthier financial life

What comes to mind when you think of fitness? For many of us, it's treadmills, weights, or maybe even those dreaded burpees - things that keep our bodies moving and strong. But fitness also applies to our minds, jobs, families, communities, and finances, all of which...

Cryptocurrencies: a brave new world or a gamble?

Cryptocurrencies: a brave new world or a gamble?

If you’re someone who follows the news closely, you’ve probably come across coverage about cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, the first and best-known cryptocurrency. There’re been quite a few stories of people claiming to have become wealthy from cryptocurrency...

5 things you need to consider when you’re setting up an estate plan

5 things you need to consider when you’re setting up an estate plan

We often don’t like to think of our mortality, but it’s a fact of life. The best way to take care of your business, family and loved ones in the event that you are no longer here is by putting in place a solid plan, writes Melisa Sloan, author of Legacy, and an Estate...

Low interest rates require a strategic rethink

Low interest rates require a strategic rethink

By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia Australian interest rates aren't likely to be rising in the near future. That was the continued message from the Reserve Bank of Australia this month when it announced it was keeping the official cash...