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BHP Share Buy-Back: Should You Accept The Offer?

BHP Share Buy-Back: Should You Accept The Offer?

If you hold BHP shares in your own name, family trust or self managed super fund, it is likely you have received information from BHP about a buy-back and a query of whether you wish to take part.

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Should Share Investors Be Worried About A Bear Market?

Should Share Investors Be Worried About A Bear Market?

It’s understandable that the recent sharp sell-off on financial markets has left investors feeling particularly nervous. The main concern has been the US Federal Reserve’s shift in monetary policy from low rates and printing money to rising rates and the withdrawal of that printing policy.

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$50 Billion Wiped From ASX

$50 Billion Wiped From ASX

Australian shares plunged to their worst performance in eight months last week, wiping $50 billion from the ASX as markets sold off worldwide.

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Economic Update August 2018

Economic Update August 2018

At the end of July, the Australian dollar bought 0.742 US dollars; an exchange rate that was almost unchanged from the end of June.

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Role-Reversal: When Your Parents Are Relying On You

Role-Reversal: When Your Parents Are Relying On You

In the later stages of life, many seniors want to stay independent for as long as possible, but there usually comes a time when they need more support. So how can you do more for your parents to keep them safe and comfortable, without taking away their sense of independence and dignity? Here are some practical tips to guide you through the process and minimise stress for everyone involved:

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Retire On Your Own Terms

Retire On Your Own Terms

Retirement should be the start of a new chapter in your life – perhaps the most exciting of all. The big question, of course, is how you pay for it without a regular pay cheque. A simple way to think about retirement income is by splitting your needs into two parts:

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New Rules To Benefit Those Downsizing For Retirement

New Rules To Benefit Those Downsizing For Retirement

Australians aged 65 and over who are downsizing for retirement can now contribute the proceeds from the sale of their main residence (up to $300,000) into super.

We take a look at what this could mean for you, bearing in mind that like with all important financial decisions, it’s a good idea to get financial advice before deciding what’s right for you.

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How To Spend More To Save More

How To Spend More To Save More

Did you know that many manufacturers have been using techniques to deliberately reduce the life of a product to increase its replacement rate and sell you the same thing again? It’s called planned obsolescence.

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