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Older Australians’ Downsizing Attitude: Productivity Commission

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In late 2015, a major research report was released by the Productivity Commission on the housing decisions of older Australians, and the impact of government policies on those decisions. The report was partly informed by a survey of more than 1500 Australians aged over 60 by the Productivity Commission, gauging their attitudes on a range

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5 Retirement Investment Tips

Investors have had a tough time of it recently with higher than normal share market volatility and historically low cash rates. Other factors, such as changes to the government Age Pension rules, mean many retirees may be considering whether or not their investment strategies need to change to adapt to this new environment. Add in

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Second only to your health, the family home is your greatest asset

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Annual services has been helping home owners to look after their pride and joy for over 15 years ,servicing all areas of south east Qld. Annual Services offers a unique one stop shop when it comes to keeping the family home looking in tip top condition. Annual Services offers a range of services that, done

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Take a Financial Health Check to Keep your Finances in Order

There’s a lot of focus these days on how to live a longer and healthier life, which is a great thing. Just make sure you also keep an eye on managing your money in retirement so it stays as fit and fabulous as you are, writes Miles Larbey, Senior Executive Leader, ASIC’s Financial Literacy team.

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Nine tax tips for rental property investors

Over 1.88 million people claimed more  than $41.8 billion in rental deductions in their tax return last year. Here are some excellent tips from from Mr Taxman,  Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways  to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally!  2014-2015 edition. Initial repairs A common

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CPA Publishes Free Guides to Understanding Annual Reports

Prospective investors will find it a lot easier to understand annual reports with the publication of free plain English guides. A Guide to Understanding Annual Reports: Listed Companies and A Guide to Understanding Auditing and Assurance: Listed Companies, published by CPA, will help investors make more informed investment decisions. CPA Australia chief executive, Alex Malley, said the free

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Imagine a Healthier Future Campaign Encourages Public Investment in Research

In a bid to encourage public investment in health and medical research, the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Action Group has launched its Imagine a Healthier Future Campaign. The Imagine a Healthier Future campaign urges the public to consider the importance of maintaining Australia as a global centre of excellence in medical research and the translation of that research into

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MoneySmart Week – Make Sure Your Finances are in Order

MoneySmart Week (1 – 7 September 2014) is just around the corner and The Salvation Army Moneycare Financial Counselling Service is challenging Australians to take charge of their finances and to seek help sooner, rather than later, before their financial situation gets out of control.   [related_ad category=”4″ max_size=”3″ title=”Related Stories”] The Salvation Army Moneycare Financial Counsellor,

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Tips on Giving Your Grandkids a Head Start in Life

Investing funds for your children or grandchildren is a great way to help them get a head start in life, but it comes with its own unique set of options and traps to watch out for, writes Renee Hush.  There are a number of things you need to consider when investing for a child and

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Top tips to make the most of your insurance

More than four in five Australians are risking their homes and other valuable assets by not having enough insurance. A staggering 23 per cent of all homeowners and renters have no contents insurance at all. And 83 per cent of Australians believe they would be worse off in the event of a crisis because their

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