self-managed superannuation

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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10 tips for mindfulness at work

Mindfulness may be an ancient practice, but it’s becoming part of the mainstream lifestyle and the modern workplace. “One of the reasons mindfulness i...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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self-managed superannuation

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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Federal Budget 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget and your superannuation

Federal Budgets are big, complicated documents and it can be difficult to figure out just how they affect you and your family. We’ve made it easy for ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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death benefit nomination

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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