Mercer Magazine

  • 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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  • Respecting and protecting our elders

    Respecting and protecting our elders

    Elderly people are among the most vulnerable in the community and sadly, they are all too often exploited and abused by those they trust most.

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  • Trouble brewing for global coffee supply

    Trouble brewing for global coffee supply

    Climate change and a resurgent rust disease threaten to disrupt global coffee supplies and devastate crop-growing communities.

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  • Crowd control: Can Earth sustain another billion people?

    Crowd control: Can Earth sustain another billion people?

    The global population will swell 8.5 billion people by 2030 according to the latest projections, news that has some scientists sounding the alarm.

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  • Operation oceans: The clean-up begins

    Operation oceans: The clean-up begins

    The planet’s oceans are choking on plastic, and many people have heeded the call. Here are some genius – and effective – rubbish removal ideas.

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  • Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    Clean breaks: 10 of the world’s greenest destinations

    The journey to global sustainability may be a long one, but individual cities and countries are taking impressive steps.

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  • A rising tide: Oceans drowning in plastic

    A rising tide: Oceans drowning in plastic

    Friday 8 June is World Oceans Day and this year more than ever before, the day marks a call to arms to protect the seas from pollution and keep the planet blue.

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  • Mojo rising: 6 tips for gaining resilience

    Mojo rising: 6 tips for gaining resilience

    Life is stressful. Anything from losing a loved one to moving house or dealing with a new boss can bring us undone; but some seem to deal better than others with whatever life throws at them.

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  • Video: Budget goes for young and old

    Video: Budget goes for young and old

    Mercer Financial Advice leader Richard Ebbs says there's plenty in this budget for young superannuation members and older folk "beginning their retirement journey".

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  • Budget delivers for homeowner retirees

    Budget delivers for homeowner retirees

    From 1 July 2019 every homeowner over Age Pension age will be able to take out a reverse mortgage and boost their annual income by more than $11,000 for the rest of their lives.

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  • It pays to invest in an income for life

    It pays to invest in an income for life

    New rules for lifetime income products – like Mercer’s LifetimePlus – could help pensioners boost their pay cheque and improve living standards.

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  • Taking care of ageing business

    Taking care of ageing business

    The Federal Government has announced 14,000 new high-level home care packages to help older Australians stay in their own homes for longer.

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