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Delayed gratification: are you too soft on yourself?

  When was the last time you had to wait for something you really, really wanted? Not just your morning coffee, or your favourite tipple at the end of a long day something seriously important? Now think, when was the last time you could have had something, but put it off? If you can't think of an answer to either, you...

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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

There are all sorts of rules of thumb about saving for retirement. There's the 4% withdrawal rule. Another rule states you need to have saved 20-25x the annual income you want to spend in retirement. Then there's the one that says you'll need to replace 80% of your current income from your portfolio in retirement.
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5 Financial Rules For Your Kids

When you have time on your side, it's not how much you earn, it's what you save that matters. The possibility of owning a home has perhaps become a faint dream for many younger Australians, but the need to save and build wealth remains the most fundamental aspect of any financial plan. Despite the attractiveness of making as m...

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Aged Care Changes

  Decisions around aged care are always difficult and emotional. From the start of next year they are likely to get even more complex, with both the Age Pension and aged care sectors set for another shake-up. Currently, many people entering aged care choose to keep their former home and rent it out to help supplement their accomm...

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Part 2: Building a better retirement nest egg: factors that influence retirement savings

This is the second in a two-part article series that examines the factors that contribute to building retirement savings. Many factors have the potential to change retirement savings outcomes, each with varying degrees of influence. It's important for SMSF investors to understand how these variables work to help maximise retirement sa...

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