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Children teaching their parents about investing

How Children Today Are Teaching Their Parents About Investing Not too long ago, in the 1950s, the process of investing was both expensive and time-consuming. People who could afford to invest in stocks only did so via stock brokerages, which virtually monopolised the market. Fixed commissions were the norm — and these were usually quite […]

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Think about Superannuation early on in life

You may think your retirement is far off—so no worries, right? Not so fast. To ensure you have enough funds to live well when you retire, you need to learn what you need to do now to make sure you can have the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to have—for the rest of your life. […]

Imminent rate hike tipped as CPI spikes

Financial markets are braced for an interest rate rise when the Reserve Bank of Australia board meets next week after annual inflation saw its biggest jump in more than two decades. The consumer price index for the March quarter surged 2.1 per cent for an annual inflation rate of 5.1 per cent, up from 3.5 […]

Economic outlook ‘tricky’ despite strength

Australia’s economic recovery has been faster and better than expected, with stunningly low unemployment and soaring commodity prices, but what comes next is unclear. The latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook warns the current growth won’t last. “We’ve ridden the current wave spectacularly well, but it has taken us about as far as it can,” […]

How to build an emergency fund

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s that the unexpected can happen at any time. And, while there are many things in life you can’t control, you can make sure you have enough funds put aside to help you get by. Here’s how to build your emergency savings, even on a […]

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Mind the gap for women on property ladder

Australian women are taking longer than men to get on the property ladder, and are more likely to get a smaller share of the gains, new data shows. Further, soaring property prices in the past year could widen the gender wealth gap, the report released on Tuesday said. The CoreLogic report said women are more […]

Calls for crypto regulation, education

With more than three million Australians owning cryptocurrency, better education and market regulation are needed to avoid an increase in cybercrime, a leading advisory body says. Telstra’s chief executive Andy Penn, who also chairs the federal government’s cyber security industry advisory committee, says many countries and networks are under constant attack due to more and […]

Crypto goes real world for home buyers

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   Some want to buy a house or get paid in cryptocurrency, others just want to have fun with Blockchain gaming. Millennials, Generation Z and developers are looking to expand the use of cryptocurrencies and digital payments. PayPal and credit card deposits were just the start for Daniel Senia, who […]

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