• 3 ways to prepare for looking after elderly parents

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    Like many industrialised, Western nations, Australia currently has an ageing population. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the country's population has been getting steadily older since the early 1970s, with the proportion of …

  • Why estate planning is essential for women

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    The equality of the sexes is a given nowadays. While it wasn't so long ago that more paternalistic attitudes prevailed, it's largely accepted now that women can do anything that men can do, from competing in professional sports to running a …

  • Watch out for these risky investments

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    Risk and reward: That's the name of the game when it comes to investing. Every investment comes with risk, but with the right asset allocation, you can stand to make very lucrative returns. However, some assets are significantly more likely …

  • How to sweat the small stuff, part 2

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    In the previous part of this two-part series, we outlined some ways to save money on food and transportation when you're trying to maintain a budget. This time, we'll give you some handy advice for minimising your costs around utilities and …

  • How to sweat the small stuff, part 1

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    When it comes to trying to save, whether for a major milestone or a short-term goal, it's the little things that can be your downfall. While a few dollars here and there does not seem to add up to much at the time, these expenses tend to …

  • Simple strategies to save

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    Let's face it; spending money is often more fun than saving it. However, learning how to save is an essential part of financial planning. While putting money in the bank instead of handing it over to retailers can be easier said than done, …

  • Mind tricks to help you maintain a budget

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    In a perfect world, taking care of your finances would be easy. Unfortunately, in real life, saving and trying to maintain a budget can be fraught with complications - it's hard to make sacrifices, avoid temptations and stay disciplined. …