Shares or Managed Funds?

Two popular assets Australians invest in, either directly or through their superannuation, are direct shares or managed funds. But how do you decide which is the better option for you? While there is no easy answer to this question and this decision should always be based on many other questions, it’s important to recognise that each option has its merits, and that their suitability (or otherwise) is often a matter of personal preference. Shares and managed funds are similar in that they...

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Hitting 40 soon? Follow these simple rules

If you’re hitting 40 soon, the above image may take you back to the playground and the must have shoes of the day! But how does one of the greatest basketball shoes made, fit with financial planning? It doesn't really, other than to highlight the fact that if you're in this age group, you should be thinking about your future retirement more seriously, seriously! Every money decision you make can have a huge impact on your retirement plans. Take a closer look at your financial position and see...

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‘A-List’ Investments

Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. When someone makes $20 million a year and posts pictures on social media everyday of an awesome party from the night before, it’s hard to relate. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money to invest successfully instead of spending it on looking good.

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Grey Nomads RULE!

According to the Macquarie Dictionary a “grey nomad” is an Australian colloquial expression meaning an older person, often retired from full-time work, who travels around the country, living in a caravan or motorhome. Linguists are not too sure how long the expression has been around, but according to an article penned by Kel Richards for the ABC NewsRadio’s WordWatch program “the first bit of printed evidence they’ve turned up goes back to 1995”. A closer look at this growing...

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