Health Insurance for Young Adults - Do You Need It?

During your twenties you will probably experience your first taste of financial freedom. It could be a good time to take out health cover as you start your career and possibly move out of home. Here’s what you need to know. Are…

Setting Financial Goals for Your Future

Setting short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals is an important step toward becoming financially secure. If you aren’t working toward anything specific, you’re likely to spend more than you should. You’ll then come up short…

4 Key Financial Goals for Millennials

Here are a few important items to check off your list. When it comes to personal finance, being young has its pros and cons. On the one hand, you may be grappling with a lower salary than, say, your parents, as well as a shorter credit history,…

Investing 101

Whether it’s taking a more active interest in our superannuation, starting to build an investment portfolio, or even trying our hands at playing the stock market, we can all benefit by understanding the language and key concepts of investing.…

How much do I need to start investing?

Far from being the realm of the rich, building an investment portfolio is something that most people can do. It can start as a simple savings plan – a few dollars in the bank – before expanding into a diversified portfolio containing a range…

Compounding: it’s simply magic!

Forget about location, location, location being the key to a good investment outcome. For now, let’s think of the most important ingredient as being regular, regular, regular! A regular savings plan can turn small amounts of money into…

The ‘what, why and how’ of contributing to super

Despite frequent changes to its governing rules, superannuation remains, for most people, a tax-effective environment in which to save for retirement. Here’s a quick Q&A on the what, why and how of contributing to superannuation from this…
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Super jargon explained

Although it’s constantly reported on in the media, many Australians do not fully understand superannuation jargon. We’ve identified some of the most common terms and explain them in language everyone can understand. Term Explanation Account…

Super in your 20s. Boring? Doesn’t have to be!

Superannuation is for the oldies, right? In some ways that’s true, but even in your twenties there are good reasons to take a bit more interest in your super. The average 25-year-old has around $10,000 in super, but the decisions you make…