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  • For richer, for poorer: Managing money after marriage

    For richer, for poorer: Managing money after marriage

    Does tying the knot tie up your dough? We explore how couples figure out their finances after walking down the aisle.

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  • Out of sight, out of mind

    Out of sight, out of mind

    Young Australians have more money in super than in the bank.

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  • Renting retirees need $1 million in super

    Renting retirees need $1 million in super

    Retirees who rent their home in Australian capital cities will need more than $1 million in super savings to live comfortably.

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  • Housing costs could spell trouble for generations to come

    Housing costs could spell trouble for generations to come

    Rising property prices and declining home ownership could “condemn future generations to poorer living standards” and force more Australian retirees to rely on the aged pension, a recent report has fo

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  • Europe's election season

    Europe's election season

    Nationalism triumphed over globalisation last year –Brexit, Trump and even Pauline Hanson’s One Nation campaigns drew strength from growing public frustration with free-market policies and the unrestr

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  • End-of-year rebound

    End-of-year rebound

    The Australian economy rebounded in the final three months of 2016

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  • Investment themes 2017

    Investment themes 2017

    The current global political and economic environment offers plenty of opportunities and poses many challenges for investors. Here are four of the big ones.

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  • Mining the skies

    Mining the skies

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  • Doing the math: the cost of schooling

    Doing the math: the cost of schooling

    You thought real estate was expensive – wait until you take a look at the potential cost of educating your children. But, be calm; there are ways to make it manageable.

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  • Raising expectations: Is your pay rise paying off?

    Raising expectations: Is your pay rise paying off?

    There’s a simple reason you always spend your pay rises – there’s also a way to save them.

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  • China’s economy in 2017

    China’s economy in 2017

    The Year of the Rooster begins on January 28 – but will the Chinese economy be something to crow about in 2017? And what will its impact be on Australia?

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  • Gen X is financially unfit

    Gen X is financially unfit

    Generation X is the least “financially fit generation” in Australia, according to recent research.

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  • Dreamers, worrywarts and reluctant planners

    Dreamers, worrywarts and reluctant planners

    Australians dream of financial independence, a secure retirement, overseas travel and the freedom to use our time and money as we please.

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  • State of the nation’s economy

    State of the nation’s economy

    The end of the mining boom, economic change in China, uncertainty in Europe and US President Trump; what’s it all mean for Australia’s economy?

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  • Gen Y downsizing the dream

    Gen Y downsizing the dream

    OWNING a home is just as much the “Great Australian Dream” for Gen-Y as it was for their parents and grandparents.

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  • The economics of sleep

    The economics of sleep

    Take a nap and help boost the nation’s fortunes.

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  • Your Super Guarantee

    Your Super Guarantee

    New research shows about one third of Australian workers missed out on superannuation entitlements totalling $4.6 billion in 2013-14.

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  • Will you be ready for retirement?

    Will you be ready for retirement?

    Half of all working Australians will struggle to fund a comfortable lifestyle once they leave the workforce, a landmark Mercer study shows.

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  • Cashing in on the Cup

    Cashing in on the Cup

    It may or may not stop the nation, but the Melbourne Cup certainly helps power a state’s economy.

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  • 'Miss Independent’

    'Miss Independent’

    Juggling family, work and study for many years did not halt Karen's desire to rid herself of debt.

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