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‘Your Future, Your Super’ – what does it mean?

‘Your Future, Your Super’ – what does it mean?

The Your Future, Your Super reforms (YFYS Reforms) were passed in June 2021. The YFYS Reforms aim to make the super system better for members in four key ways: Stapling – preventing the creation of multiple unintended super accounts; YourSuper – empowering members by...

Retirement can be risky business

Retirement can be risky business

By Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Vanguard Australia Anyone with a healthy superannuation balance heading into retirement in February 2020 would have felt relatively confident that they were both mentally and financially ready for the next chapter in life....

11 unique ideas that could help you save on renovation

11 unique ideas that could help you save on renovation

1. Try a working bee What better excuse to have a barbecue than with a working bee? Get family, friends, neighbours and co-workers together to turn mundane jobs into an afternoon of fun (and toil). Get them painting bedrooms, polishing decks or hammering shelves—while...

SMEs and the wealth shortfall

SMEs and the wealth shortfall

Many small business owners place all their faith – and life savings –in their business. There’s another way. As we recover from the impact of COVID-19 on our economy and our lives, there’s never been a better time to take a fresh look at your money, reset your goals...

With rates close to 0%, why bother with fixed income?

With rates close to 0%, why bother with fixed income?

According to a report in Bloomberg recently, while Vanguard data show a portfolio with 60 equities/fixed income mix returned an average 9.1% a year from 1926 to 2020, JP Morgan Asset Management recently estimated it will return just 3.7% over the next decade. Why? In...

Super investment options

Super investment options

Your super fund invests your money for you. Most funds let you choose from a range of investment options, from conservative to growth. It's worth taking the time to check your options and decide what's right for you. The options you choose can make a big difference to...

Benefits of long-term investing

Benefits of long-term investing

Key takeaways One of the main benefits of long-term investing is that it has proven to deliver returns If you hold shares for years, you’re going to incur much lower expenses than a short-term trader Another advantage of time is that if an unforeseen event does occur,...

House hunt with confidence with a pre-approval

House hunt with confidence with a pre-approval

In today’s fast-moving property market, it is particularly important that you’re as organised as possible before you start seriously looking for your next home. While it’s easy to get caught up in the house hunting process, you’ll need to know your budget and more...

An introduction to Home Care

An introduction to Home Care

Key points: Assessment teams will help you find the rights services to suit your care needs or basic help you require at home The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be your best option if you need basic help around the home A Home Care Package (HCP) is...

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...