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Boosting New Skills the Key to Remaining Competitive in Work

Older workers must acquire new qualifications and boost their current work-related skills if they are to remain competitive in the changing workforce,...

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Future-Proof Your Career: Why It’s Never Too Late to Learn

Learning, education and training among mature age Australians. Australia’s ageing population, expectations of prolonged working lives and the growth o...

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Mindfulness at work: how to enjoy a healthier, less stressful workday

It can be easy to let the stress of the day take the wheel when you’re juggling your priorities and managing a large workload. Experts say practicing ...

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Can Depression Be Prevented?

Can Depression Be Prevented?

Prevention is better than a cure, so the saying goes, but does this apply to prevalent mental health issues such as depression?

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R U OK? –  What To Do If The Answer Is No

R U OK? – What To Do If The Answer Is No

R U OK? Day, held this year on 14 September, is a timely reminder to check in with our colleagues, speak to each other about how we really are and the...

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April 2017 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Will the 2017 Federal Budget stimulate growth? What is Trump planning for taxes? And will the election of France’s new president finally stabilise the...

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Update

Australian Federal Budget 2017 – making the right choices

Thankfully – and probably not surprisingly – changes to super were limited in this year’s Budget after super spectacularly dominated the Budget in 201...

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Industry funds have the performance edge

Industry funds have the performance edge

If we were to ask you what you thought was the most popular search on the Energy Super website, what would you say?

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Don’t have a valid Will? Don’t risk it.

Don’t have a valid Will? Don’t risk it.

Almost half of Australians die without a Will, according to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Will you be one of them?

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The Cost of Living Longer

The Cost of Living Longer

With Australians living longer than ever, one question looms large: is your retirement nest egg big enough?

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Super is changing again. AGAIN.

Super is changing again. AGAIN.

You should know that the Government’s latest super reforms – to come into effect on 1 July 2017 – are the most extensive since 2007.

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Power up: How do you re-energise?

Power up: How do you re-energise?

It’s important to recognise when you’re at risk of burning out before things spiral out of control.

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What’s your mental age?

What’s your mental age?

Do you feel younger than you are? While you can’t stop your biological age from advancing, there are steps you can take for a younger mental age.

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February 2017 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

February 2017 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Will the global economy maintain momentum? What’s happening in the world’s second largest economy? And is there any chance of the RBA changing interes...

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January update 2017

January 2017 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

How’s global economy growth tracking? Which country’s facing an economic slowdown? What's going on with Brexit?

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Investment Basics: Yield Curve

Investment Basics: Yield Curve

Investors use the yield curve for forecasting interest rates, pricing bonds and creating strategies for boosting total returns.

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Investment Basics: Benchmarks

Investment Basics: Benchmarks

The number of benchmarks is virtually endless, and selecting the right one is not always easy.

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5 ways to outsmart a scammer

5 ways to outsmart a scammer

If there’s one thing that 2016 has taught us, it’s that we can never be too careful online. Cybercrime is now the biggest economic crime in Australia....

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Why You Should Only Have One Super Fund

Why You Should Only Have One Super Fund + Easy Steps To Rollover

Can you afford to throw away $532 every year? That’s a large amount of money for nothing in return.

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Starting a new job

Starting a new job? This is what you do next.

You’ve got the job – congratulations. What now? Starting a new phase of your career is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and even stressful....

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December 2016 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

December 2016 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Will 2017 start on a positive note? Can we expect an interest rate hike this year?

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How to reduce credit card debt

Got a financial hangover? How to reduce credit card debt

Have you got a post-Christmas financial hangover? You’re not alone.

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7 Health Hacks Your Kids Can Teach You

7 Health Hacks Your Kids Can Teach You

Did you make a new year’s resolution to get fit and healthy? Believe it or not, your kids can teach you a few things that will make it stick.

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November Investment Update

November 2016 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

How did the Trump Effect impact the market last month? What do the oil prices mean for the global market? And what’s forecast for 2017?

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Fight Fatigue

Suffering End Of Year Burnout? How To Fight Fatigue

Have you ever noticed how you can feel more tired on holidays than at work?

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October 2016 Economic Update

October 2016 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Between the US election, a volatile oil price and uncertainty over US Fed Reserve interest rates, October was a volatile month for the markets.

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What’s a death benefit nomination and why should I care?

Some interesting research popped up recently about Australians and their thoughts about death and dying.

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Age Pension

Can you afford to drop your living costs next year?

Did you know that around 65% of older Australians rely on the Age Pension as their main source of retirement income?

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SMSFs, Part 2: What about the costs and insurances?

But what about the costs and insurances involved in an SMSF? And what kind of protection do you have when things go wrong?

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SMSFs, Part 1: Are you underestimating the work?

Are you thinking about setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF)? In the first in our two-part series on SMSFs, we put the spotlight on a f...

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Household Financial Comfort

Household Financial Comfort: The Widening Gap Between Generations

Are you sitting comfortably? Because six months can make a real difference to your financial comfort, according to the latest biannual Household Finan...

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September and Q3 2016 Economic Update

September and Q3 2016 Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Get the latest market news for September and Q3. Energy Super’s investment team has put together this one-stop snapshot of the good, the bad and the d...

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Financially Sound Christmas

7 Tips For A Very Financially Sound Christmas

Mince pies have hit the supermarket shelves, which means one thing: Christmas is closer than you think.

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August Economic Update

August Economic Update: What You Need To Know

Trying to get your head around the latest market highs and lows? Energy Super’s investment team has put together this bite-sized roundup to help you s...

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Hedge Fund

What is a hedge fund?

They’re flexible and action-packed, if you believe Hollywood. In reality, the big rewards that hedge funds promise may come at too high a price for so...

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Bucket Strategy

What is a bucket strategy?

A bucket strategy is a way of managing your income in retirement to help to make the most superannuation investments. Here’s how to make it work for y...

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Make Money Last

How to make your money last as long as you do

Planning is usually a good idea for any big event, but even more so for retirement.

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Investment Personality

Why your personality matters when it comes to investing

If leaping 30 metres into a gorge on a bungy cord is more likely to terrify than thrill you, that could be a clue to the type of investor you are.

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R U OK?

R U OK?

Mental health is a big topic for many organisations, and September 8th is an opportunity to break down those barriers.

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buying a property

5 do’s and don’ts of buying a property

Congratulations, you’re finally on your way to buying a brand new home or investing in some property. But before you sign on the dotted line, here are...

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Go Digital

3 ways to go digital, stay connected and pick up new skills along the way

It’s never too late to pick up new skills, develop new interests, or catch up with new and old friends alike; in a connected world, the opportunities ...

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Getaways

4 getaways where you can unplug and relax

Email, social media, text messaging, phone calls and other notifications - technology and the need to be constantly connected 24/7 can be overwhelming...

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Wellbeing

Easy ways to improve wellbeing

Whether you spend your time in the office, onsite or a combination of the two, it’s important to keep an eye on your health and wellbeing.

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Low return environments

Low returns are here to stay: this time it’s for real

De-mystify interest rates, learn about what drives them and how they impact on returns, and importantly, what you can do in response to the expectati...

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LifetimePlus

Super that lasts your lifetime is now a reality

LifetimePlus is a one-of-a-kind investment option that’s designed to provide you with an income above the age pension for life.

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How to earn money with your trade overseas

How to earn money with your trade overseas

One of the best things about being a tradie is your skills could be in demand outside of Australia. So why not let your qualifications be your ticket ...

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Planning for success in starting up your own small business

Planning for success in starting up your own small business

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? You’re not alone.

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How to keep busy after retirement

How to keep busy after retirement

Retirement is an exciting prospect for many Aussies. It can represent a new phase of life, filled with new opportunities for personal fulfillment.

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Inflation

Investment Basics: Inflation

Understanding inflation is crucial to investing because inflation can reduce the value of investment returns.Inflation affects all aspects of the econ...

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Duration

Investment basics: Duration

Duration, the most commonly used measure of bond risk, quanti es the effect of changes in interest rates on the price of a bond or bond portfolio.

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Bonds

Investment basics: Bonds

The bond market is by far the largest securities market in the world, providing investors with virtually limitless investment options.

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Real tips for retirees when sharemarkets go bad

‘The old “super is a long-term investment” line just doesn’t cut it now I’m in retirement,’ said a frustrated retiree recently. ‘I’m forced to draw do...

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Electricians sitting pretty in top 5 highest-paid trades

If you’re an electrician you’re sitting pretty, plugged in to plenty of earning potential, opportunity for growth and enough time to spend your hard-e...

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Coping with unsteady work

It can be stressful to be in a job or an industry where work isn’t guaranteed or when work dries up. Money can be a big concern when you’re doing casu...

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The two-for-one super deal you probably don’t know exists

If you know you have insurance as part of your super, you’re in the minority. Because not a lot of Australians do.

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Who’s controlling my super investment anyway?

In an online forum last year, TheEnd wrote: “Surely you are better off pumping as much cash as possible into your mortgage and maybe a few investment ...

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