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The relationship between saving motives and saving habits

Before we dive in, take a moment to consider which of the following best describes you and your household in terms of your current saving habits?

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Save through super for your first home

High property prices have made owning a home unattainable for many prospective first‑time buyers. Butthe First Home Super Saver scheme, passed by the Australian Government in December 2017, may help keep their dream of buying their first home alive.

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Couple’s finances: Being in tune with one another

When managing your personal finances as a couple, it’s important to recognise and address any differences you may have regarding your beliefs on money and your money personality. We discuss ways to help you in this space through the fostering of communication, mutual understanding and teamwork.

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Child care reform: The child care subsidy

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced with a new financial assistance payment for eligible families, the Child Care Subsidy. In this article, we explore the Child Care Subsidy in more detail regarding eligibility, payments and transitioning/claiming.

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EOFY planning tips: 3, 2, 1... Lift-off!

The end of the financial year is nearly upon us. Where has the year gone? In this article, we discuss several end of financial year planning tips that you may wish to consider prior to 30 June – they may help in terms of minimising your tax liabilities and making the most of the money you earn.

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What reality are you creating for yourself?

Beliefs on money are protective or liberating ideas, thoughts, or opinions that you hold about money. In this TED Talk, an inspirational individual, Isaac Lidsky, challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality.

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Income protection insurance

Imagine being unable to work for a period due to a sickness or injury. How would you and your family cope financially and plan for the future? We illustrate the importance of Income Protection insurance in terms of protecting a vital resource – your income earning capacity.

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Personal finance journey: The musical

The journey towards reaching your financial goals and objectives can start with a simple light bulb moment.

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2018 Budget: Unwrapping the ‘Christmas in May’ proposed measures

‘Christmas in May’ is the unofficial catchphrase of this year’s Federal Budget (given a Federal election is on the horizon), but officially it’s being referred to by the Government as a ‘Plan for a Stronger Economy’.

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Stay on top of your business finances

Finances can make or break your business, so it’s vital to keep them in check. Here are some tips.