Give your children a saving and investing edge – for life

Perhaps the best way to give your young children a lifetime saving and investing advantage is to ensure they are as financially literate as possible, as early as possible in their lives.

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‘Bank-like heists’ make way for new wave of cyber crime

Identity theft is an increasingly popular method of cyber crime as opposed to “bank-like heists” of the past, and SMSF trustees are a prime target, according to a university professor.

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Adequacy of savings still a concern among Australians

The latest research into superannuation showed a significant proportion of Australians were still concerned about having enough money saved to fund their retirement.

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Recorded Crime – Offenders, 2015-16

What exactly is the picture in Australia when it comes to crime?

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Low economic growth likely for years

Despite the current resurgence in equity markets, global economic growth was likely to stay low for a number of years as cyclical and structural factors combined to ensure interest rates and inflation remained subdued for the foreseeable future, according to Standard Life Investments.

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Smart ways to stretch retirement money

Just think that in early June 2008, the Reserve Bank's cash rate stood at 7.25 per cent. Now fast forward nine years to early June 2017 and Australia's current cash rate is 1.5 per cent.

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LISTO to help boost women’s super

New Government initiative to benefit women's superannuation.

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Do’s and don’ts of estate planning

Most financial planners are now fully aware of the importance of estate planning when it comes to developing a comprehensive financial plan for their clients.

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Beyond super: Our other personal investment market

Many investors may not realise that Australia's super and non-super personal investment markets are almost equal in value.

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ATO guidance provides clarity on death benefit confusion

ATO guidance released yesterday has provided peace of mind for SMSFs receiving death benefit pensions in excess of $1.6 million, with the guidelines applauded by those in the SMSF industry.

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