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Buying shares for kids: a gift that keeps on giving

December 1, 2022
Many parents and grandparents worry about how to help the children in their lives achieve financial independence. But the value of long-term investment can seem like a dry and complicated idea for kids to get their heads around. In fact, many young people would like to know more about money, according to a Young People and…
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The Rich Life Vol 57

April 29, 2022
Welcome to our May newsletter, and while the weather is cooling the economic and political landscape is heating up. All eyes are on interest rates as the federal election campaign shifts into top gear ahead of the May 21 polling day. The economic event that overshadowed all others in April was the release of the…

The Road Ahead for Shares

April 29, 2022
Trying to time investment markets is difficult if not impossible at the best of times, let alone now. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rates and an upcoming federal election have all added to market uncertainty and volatility. At times like these investors may be tempted to retreat to the ‘’safety” of cash,…

Frankly speaking – Tax benefits of shares

March 29, 2022
Australian shares are popular investments with self-funded retirees and anyone who depends on income from their investments, due in part to the favourable tax treatment of franked dividends. After falling off in the early days of the COVID pandemic, share prices and dividends bounced back strongly in the year to June 2021. Investors who depend…

Where is the best place to stash your cash?

August 6, 2019
If like many Australians you’re looking for ways to put some cash away for a rainy day, a holiday or to earn extra income, the job has just become a bit harder. It’s also become more urgent if you are expecting a handy tax return. In early July, the Reserve Bank cut rates to 1…

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