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The unexpected cost of taking out private health insurance later in life

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It’s a sobering day when we realise we are no longer ‘spring chickens.’ The realisation can come at the arrival of grandchildren or a Seniors Card, but for many of us it may simply come with some creaky joints, additional doctors’ visits or the need for medical procedures your parents used to talk about. Laura Crowden,

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Get rid of the threshold – super should be for everyone, says ASFA

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The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia is calling for an end to the superannuation threshold, saying super should be accessible to everyone including low income Australians to put them on the road to a healthy retirement.

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Key actions to take before the superannuation changes start on 1 July

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With less than a month until the superannuation changes start on 1 July 2017, now is the time to consider if you’ll be affected by the changes and whether you need to take action. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has enlisted the support of renowned Australian finance expert Peter Switzer, to outline the top actions

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What comes after the housing boom?

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After surging for five years, Australia’s hot property market may finally be cooling. So what happens if house prices fall? Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute, investigates.

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Tips to family proof your investment property

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Safety is one of the primary areas of concern for tenants. In fact, a Real Estate View survey conducted in 2014 showed that 53.9 per cent of renters ranked safety as always important. 

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Hikes in power prices, health care, food and rates pushes up retirement fund needs, according to ASFA

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Significant hikes in the cost of power, health care, food and rates over the past 10 years have driven increases in the amounts needed to achieve both modest and comfortable retirements, according to the latest data from the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).

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Manchester terror attack: travel insurance cover explained

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The horrific terror attack in Manchester has triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the UK. The terrorism threat in Britain has been upgraded from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ (the highest of the UK’s four domestic threat levels). What should travellers do if they are visiting the UK?

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Superannuation changes myths!

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Last week we discussed the top 5 questions to ask about the upcoming super changes. Now we have the top myths from the ATO surrounding the changes to superannuation coming into effect from July 1. Read more now….

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Are grieving families exploited? Sign this petition to require disclosure of funeral costs

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Funerals are not optional activities. Everyone dies. That’s Colin Wong’s pitch as to why everyone should sign his petition to require funeral directors to disclose their price lists on the internet.

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Top 5 questions to ask about the superannuation changes

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Superannuation changes announced by the Australian Government will start on 1 July 2017 – with retirees amongst some of those who may be affected. To debunk some of the misconceptions surrounding the reforms, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have outlined five of the most frequently asked questions, to help retirees prepare for and better understand

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