This month, in our top article, we look at the fixed rate cliff and some ways borrowers might be able to soften the blow of higher repayments.

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Tips to help with surviving the fixed rate cliff

The low fixed rates many Australians locked in over the pandemic period are gradually expiring. If you’re worried about what’s on the other side of the fixed rate cliff, here are some tips to help.


Writing a Will? 4 nerve-wracking decisions you might face

Writing a Will can be a daunting — not to mention emotional — task. But without considering these questions, your efforts at end-of-life planning may be incomplete.


Getting super fit: What to do if your super balance is lagging

Being proactive when it comes to your super can potentially have major benefits. Here are some steps you can take to help bring the retirement you want within reach.


The ins and outs of the Age Pension

The Age Pension is an important source of income for millions of Australian retirees. But there are plenty of rules you’ll need to be aware of before you apply.


Psychological blind spots and saving for retirement

Behavioural finance expert Simon Russell shares some ways that gaps in our knowledge can affect our plans for retirement.


This month, in our top article, Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon shares some tips to save money while still getting the most from your health insurance.

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How to cut the cost of health insurance (without cutting the insurance)

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon shares some tips to save money while still getting the most from your health insurance.


Can your super death benefit go to the wrong person?

Are you confident your super will go to your preferred beneficiary if you pass away? Here are a few scenarios that might cause trouble for you.


Why investing in your child’s name can be a bad idea

If you’re looking to invest for your child, you should know there can be major drawbacks to doing so in their name.


From empty nest to full house: Ways to cope when your adult child moves back home

Is your empty nest no longer empty? Here are some ways to navigate the emotional and financial challenges of an adult child moving back home.


How to tell a real message from a phishing scam

Learn to spot the telltale signs of fraudulent messages and help keep your finances safe.


This month, we take a look at the different ways AI (artificial intelligence) is being used by scammers to swindle people of their money. Our top article this month provides insight into what you can do to help keep your finances safe from such AI scams.

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How AI is supercharging financial scams

AI is on the rise, and one group that’s been quick on the uptake has been cybercriminals. Here are just some of the ways the tech is being used to scam and steal.


What are unlisted assets and do they belong in your super?

Super funds invest in many different assets to grow members’ retirement savings, including unlisted assets. But do you know how they work?


Can you still afford to ignore HECS-HELP debt?

For anyone with uni debt, the recent indexation increase of 7.1% might come as a shock. Here are a few things to keep in mind.


6 questions to ask when you receive your super statement

There’s more to your super statement than how well your fund has performed. Here are a few questions to ask when you receive yours.


How to cope with changes in your super balance

It can be difficult seeing your super balance go up and down, especially if you’re approaching retirement age. Here are some strategies to help you stay calm.


The new financial year is a great time to hit the review button on your finances. This can take many forms - with one in particular featured in our top article this month.

Tax and super changes you should know about

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The 1 July tax and super changes you should know about

A lot has changed in the tax and super space this new financial year. Here’s a rundown of some of the most important items you should know about.


The super decision that could cost Aussies $120,000 in retirement

When it comes to your super, small decisions can have significant consequences. If you’re worried about things snowballing, consider these strategies.


Your most valuable asset and how to protect it

The most valuable thing you own might not be your home, your car, or even your investment portfolio. We look at how to protect this often overlooked asset.


Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon: 5 household hacks to help you cut your bills

Beating inflation is no easy task, but Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon offers some handy tips to help make the rising cost of living more manageable.


Hitting your retirement goals with the three bucket strategy

If you’re worried about making your retirement savings last, it might be time to switch things up a bit. The three bucket strategy is one approach worth considering.


High inflation may have complicated your plans to retire early, but there are a few things you should consider before giving up. Our top article gives insight into whether early retirement is still possible in a high inflation environment.

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Is early retirement still possible in a high inflation environment?

High inflation may have complicated your plans to retire early, but there are a few things you should consider before giving up.


What to do if you can’t pay your mortgage

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon shares some of the options available to mortgage holders who might be struggling to service their loan.


4 mind hacks to help turn your finances around

Do you struggle with impulsive spending or find saving money a chore? These small behavioural changes could help.


Ways to help your kids without breaking the bank

Worried that you won’t be able to give your family a helping hand in life without dipping into your retirement savings? Here are a few tips.


Are there any silver linings to the RBA's rate hike campaign?

Rising interest rates have been a thorn in the side of mortgage holders. But there is some good news to come from the RBA’s rate hikes.


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