Save small. Win big

Published: September 19, 2016

Today is Super Booster Day! It's the day Australians are asked to make a pledge to pay themselves forward. As a proud supporter of the day, we have a question for you: do you plan on saving more for your future but find life keeps getting in the way? With almost half of Australians reportedly […]

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Give your future self a pay rise!

Published: September 5, 2016

Pay yourself forward Topping up your super early will help you get one step closer to ensuring you achieve your lifestyle goals for your post-work years. Now is the time to plan ahead and work out how much money you’ll need to fund the retirement lifestyle you want, and how much super you’ll need to […]

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5 ways to spend your ‘me’ time

Published: August 18, 2016

Modern life can feel like you’re running a marathon — between work life, home life and social life, it can be tough finding time to breathe, let alone taking a few moments out for yourself. But with one in four Australians feeling stressed in their everyday lives, it’s essential to put aside some time to […]

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Borrowing to invest – the risks and benefits

Published: August 5, 2016

Is borrowing to invest a good idea? When buying a home, most people save a deposit, find a place they think will grow in value, work out if loan repayments and other expenses are affordable, and then borrow the money needed to make the purchase. This process is widely understood and adopted when it comes […]

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Borrowing to invest – boost your retirement savings

Published: August 5, 2016

How to borrow to invest and potentially boost your retirement savings When it comes to your retirement savings, more is always better. While everyone’s circumstances are different, you’ll need about two-thirds of your pre-retirement income to maintain the same standard of living after you stop work[1].  The good news is there are steps you can […]

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Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – August 2016

Published: August 2, 2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 per cent, effective 3 August 2016. The global economy is continuing to grow, at a lower than average pace. Several advanced economies have recorded improved conditions over the past year, but conditions have become more difficult for […]

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2016 financial year in review – from Grexit to Brexit

Published: July 20, 2016

The year to 30 June 2016 was in many ways an extraordinary year with a range of both positive and negative influences at play. Regrettably for investors, the financial year concluded just as it started with considerable uncertainty and market volatility. The year was a difficult one for investors The year began with Greece centre […]

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BREXIT: Hello Goodbye

Published: June 27, 2016

By Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management In a surprise outcome, Britain has decided to LEAVE the European Union. While the reaction and full implications of the referendum will continue to evolve, Bob Cunneen answers some of the initial questions investors are asking right now.  These comments were made at 5.00pm […]

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Help your children get into their first home

Published: June 20, 2016

Property prices are soaring across Australia, with the national median house price hovering well above $600,000.[1] A recent MLC survey showed that almost two-thirds of Australians believe the next generation will never be able to afford their own home.[2] So you may be thinking about how you can give your kids a helping hand when […]

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5 things small businesses need to know about SuperStream

Published: June 15, 2016

We’ve all known this day would come. On 30 June 2016 all small businesses – 19 employees or less – will need to make sure they’re SuperStream compliant. There’s a lot of information, but the fundamentals are pretty straightforward. To help you wade through it all, we’ve identified the top five things you need to […]

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