Mercer Magazine

  • Life is not always smooth sailing

    Life is not always smooth sailing

    Raymond Zielonka believes that, in a sense, we all sail through our lives; sometimes the water is smooth, sometimes it’s rough and “sometimes we’re forced to take a little port-side break”.

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  • Carving out a New Tomorrow

    Carving out a New Tomorrow

    The nine to five model of work is becoming increasingly irrelevant as new technologies like automation, block chain, big data and machine learning shape the next generation workplace.

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  • Ah, the volatility. It’s all about confidence

    Ah, the volatility. It’s all about confidence

    After six months of relative calm, share markets hit a rough patch in early October 2018.

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  • No winners in an all-out trade war

    No winners in an all-out trade war

    An all-out trade war would be “unambiguously negative for global equity markets” and the World Bank has warned growing trade tensions risk plunging the world into another global financial crisis.

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  • Climate Pressure

    Climate Pressure

    Increasing global temperatures by just 2°C will cause catastrophic damage to the planet and the clock is ticking. Governments and investors need to act now.

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  • China’s trash: Australia’s treasure

    China’s trash: Australia’s treasure

    A new plan argues that investing in the domestic recycling sector could have substantial benefits for both the economy and the environment.

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  • Struggling to save under the heavy weight of household debt

    Struggling to save under the heavy weight of household debt

    With household savings at near record lows and rising levels of debt, some commentators say that middle-class Australians are essentially living in poverty.

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  • Tackle your to-do list and ease your worried mind

    Tackle your to-do list and ease your worried mind

    Research suggests we’re finding it harder to stay on top of our day-to-day lives and keep our paper-work in check. Here are a few ways to lighten the load.

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  • Giving with warm hands

    Giving with warm hands

    As young people struggle to accumulate savings and get into the housing market, there’s one vital factor that can nudge them into the black: generous parents with the means to help.

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  • Grandkids’ weighing on the bank of mum and dad

    Grandkids’ weighing on the bank of mum and dad

    Retired Australian grandparents spend an average $400 a month toward the cost of rearing their grandkids, recent research has shown.

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  • Grey expectations: Late retirement comes of age

    Grey expectations: Late retirement comes of age

    Many of us will be in the workforce until we’re 70. We analyse the challenges and opportunities for older workers and their employers.

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  • Home prices fall for the first time in six years

    Home prices fall for the first time in six years

    National house prices have dropped, putting further pressure on Australian households already squeezed by record high debt and stagnant wage growth.

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  • Click if you’re sick

    Click if you’re sick

    Digital technology could make a doctor’s crowded waiting room a thing of the past.

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  • Another good year for investors

    Another good year for investors

    The year to 30 June 2018 was a pretty good one for markets and investors with global and Australian shares posting double-digit returns.

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  • Planning in a digital world

    Planning in a digital world

    We live a large part of our lives online – more than 14.2 million Australians were internet subscribers at the end of 2017 and 87% of us access the internet daily for an average of 10 hours.

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  • Trade tensions spark warnings of another financial crisis

    Trade tensions spark warnings of another financial crisis

    Growing tension between the US and major trading partners risks plunging the world into another global financial crisis, the World Bank has warned.

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  • 5 Secrets to Retirement Success

    5 Secrets to Retirement Success

    Even when financially prepared for retirement, many people are unprepared for the psychological and social changes that occur. Here are some tips for retaining a sense of purpose and pleasure in life

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  • Yield of dreams: what to do with your windfall

    Yield of dreams: what to do with your windfall

    An unexpected injection of cash almost inevitably sparks the urge to travel, quit your job or buy a pony – at the very least it’s tempting to hit the shops at the Paris–end-of-town.

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  • Staying the course reaps rewards

    Staying the course reaps rewards

    Bill and Glenys Parry could hardly have retired at a worse time; but they had a plan and they stuck to it, despite the fear and uncertainty of the Global Financial Crisis. Ten years on and they “would

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  • Mercer Super a leader in Responsible Investment

    Mercer Super a leader in Responsible Investment

    Nine out of 10 Australians want their superannuation managed responsibly and ethically, recent research shows.

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