Month: August 2023

Economic update

July was a relatively uneventful month in financial markets and volatility remained low. Generally speaking, risk assets continued to perform well despite a sharp increase in the oil price. In fact July was the best month for oil since January …

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Are you getting the Age Pension you’re entitled to?

If you receive the Age Pension, recent changes to means testing for retirees could put more money in your pocket. These changes impact the assessment of certain lifetime income streams that began on or after 1 July 2019 (including any …

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Why do you need superannuation?

When you’re just starting out in the workforce, it’s easy to see superannuation as money that’s not quite yours. After all, if you’re focused on funding your lifestyle and saving for short term goals, retirement can seem a lifetime away; …

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More super for eligible employees from 1 July 2023

Compulsory super contributions paid by employers went up in July. Here are 8 things you should know, including what it could mean for your take home pay. Super contributions employers are required to make increased from 10.5% to 11% of …

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15 common sense tips to help manage your finances

Shop around We often shop around to get the best deal when it comes to consumer items but the same should always apply to services we get. It’s a highly competitive world out there and service companies want to get …

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