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An economic update from Colonial First State Global Asset Management. What have been the major economic events in the last couple of months? Australia The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board met on 2 May and left the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. Q1 2017 inflation data was released, and rose by 0.5%[…]
We’re not all financial experts, but sometimes it feels like we’re expected to be – especially when each super or pension statement arrives. So if you’d like to understand yours better, here’s how to make sense of all the finance-speak. Your super statement Here’s a breakdown of what your statement may look like if you’re[…]
Who doesn’t love the end of the financial year? Okay, so maybe sorting through a shoebox full of receipts isn’t your idea of fun, but don’t worry. With our handy checklist, you can take some of The headache out of tax time. You might even find ways to give your finances a boost. The end[…]
If you’re thinking of setting up a self-managed super fund (SMSF), there are lots of things you need to consider first. That’s why it’s important to understand exactly what’s involved so you can decide whether an SMSF is the best option for your super. Like other superannuation funds, an SMSF is a vehicle specifically designed[…]
Centrelink offers a range of financial benefits to help parents manage the cost of raising kids. And if you’re a single parent, you might even be eligible for additional financial support. This cheat sheet will give you an idea of which benefits you’re entitled to and how much they’re worth. Being a parent is a[…]
Rising property prices have made it harder for young people to get into the property market than it was for previous generations. Here’s how you can lend your kids a helping hand – without necessarily having to put up all the cash. Recent statistics show that just over half of 20–24 year olds and 21%[…]
Whether you’re a growing family in need of a bigger house, empty nesters downsizing, or someone who’s just looking for a change of scenery, moving to a new home is a big deal. It can also be costly, stressful and time-consuming. But don’t sweat, this checklist will make planning your move a whole lot easier.[…]
Setting up a home business is an exciting step. But for many women, it can also make the juggling act between work and family a bit more challenging. Here’s how to start out on the right foot. Running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s also plenty of hard work – especially if[…]
If you’re a parent concerned about the spending habits of your son or daughter, you’re not alone. Here are some simple suggestions to help your loved ones take back control and stay out of debt. When you’re young and living life to the full, it can be tempting to see your credit card as a[…]
Your child’s education is an important investment in their future. But getting it right takes careful planning, which means you need a true understanding of the costs involved. As every parent knows, a quality education is one of the most important foundations you can provide for your child. But the costs of schooling can really[…]