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SMSF, beware, Burglar Bill is at Your Door

Don’t you love it when other people tell you what you should do with your money?Well a cabal involving the Labor Party, the ACTU and the union owned Industry Fund’s are coming after your Self Managed Super Fund.  An SMSF technical expert has predicted the attacks launched on the sector by the industry funds last week will continue in the immediate term in the wake of the Productivity Commission findings. Australian Super chief executive Ian Silk last […]

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What it will take to close the super gap between men and women

Vanguard’s Robin Bowerman asks “What it will take to close the super gap between men and women? There’s a lot of talk about in how to close the super gap between men and women, with women often retiring with far less than men. The main drivers of this are due to women both earning less and taking time out of the workforce to care for children and other family members. In a previous column, I discussed steps […]

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Investing basics: should investors bulk-buy or drip-feed?

Moringstar’s Emma Rapaport looks at dollar cost averaging. With the Australian share market climbing to just under its 11-year peak this week, and the economy slowing to its lowest rate in more than five years, investors sitting in cash are starting to ask: should I wait for the “market to crash” before I invest? This investment strategy is often called ‘timing the market’ – where investors try to beat the market by switching in and out of […]

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Debt Payoff Methods: All About the Blizzard Approach

So you have debt. As you probably know, you’re suffering in good company. According to the Federal Reserve, total household debt is at a staggering $13.86 trillion — and has been steadily climbing. While you might be one of millions mired in debt, how you go about paying off that debt is unique to you. In a perfect world, you’d ideally be able to metaphorically take a bazooka and obliterate your debt in one fell swoop. The […]

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Infrastructure – Australia's Economic ………

Back in October 2019 the website Livewire published an article about the coming boom in Australian infrastructure spending. At the time, a popular chart by Macromonitor (see below) was being passed around among fund managers and economists showing the massive increase in spend over the coming years. Source: Macromonitor While a combination of stock-specific factors and global market volatility have ensured that share price performance of the major exposed stocks have remained subdued, at a industry level, […]

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Infrastructure – Australia's Economic ………

Back in October 2019 the website Livewire published an article about the coming boom in Australian infrastructure spending. At the time, a popular chart by Macromonitor (see below) was being passed around among fund managers and economists showing the massive increase in spend over the coming years. Source: Macromonitor While a combination of stock-specific factors and global market volatility have ensured that share price performance of the major exposed stocks have remained subdued, at a industry level, […]

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