We all have cognitive biases in our lives – an inclination to give a preference to something or someone. Biases distort our thinking and often result in us making poor and ill-informed decisions. Very often we’re not even aware we have them! Worst of all, these biases can lead to very bad investment choices.
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As you’re answering emails or responding to Slack notifications on the go, you may wonder if devices like the smartphone really make your life better. But, there’s little doubt that in many ways, they can make life easier.
Need to know what time it is in New York? “Hey Siri!”
Like it or not, our phones and tablets mean that answers are in the palm of our hands.
So why should it be any different for our finances?
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The First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSS) is a new initiative that passed into law on 13 December 2017. The scheme allows individuals to save towards their first home deposit within the superannuation system as from 1 July 2017.
The FHSS is the government’s response to helping Australians with housing affordability. But is it enough? In Part 2 of our 3-part series on Housing Affordability, we ask whether or not the FHSS is the saviour of the great Australian dream, or is it too little too late?
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This Sunday 22 April is Earth Day – the world’s largest environmental movement that makes an awful lot of awesome noise about how great our planet is – and how important it is that we as its guardians take better care of it.
If you value being sustainable, your financial practices can also have an impact on the world (and your wallet).
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Investing is one of the best things you can do for your money, but taking the plunge can be a daunting one, especially if you’re new. That’s why we created a beginner’s guide – to help you along, step-by-step, to become a savvy investor equipped with the basics to make an informed decision about how investing can help you reach your financial goals.
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Financial advisors stand to benefit from the rapid innovations of the financial technology industry. Staying updated with financial technology is crucial as the younger Internet generations start to accumulate wealth and seek out advice on how to balance modern and traditional ways to manage and invest money.
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Australia’s home affordability woes have impacted a whole generation of young Australians now facing the daunting challenge of breaking into the property market.
Clover Co-Founder Harry Chemay explains why ownership rates among young Australians, particularly those under the age of 35, have experienced a significant decline over the last four decades.
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A research report from RMIT on women and money in Australia found that 48% of women were not willing to take any financial risks at all. For many women, their hard earned savings is not something they are prepared to risk.
A common perception of your typical investor is what we see in mainstream media from movies like The Wolf of Wall Street. What we aren’t shown is that there are several ways to invest and many of them don’t involve speculating on hot stocks.
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Women can make amazing investors but many still feel that it’s out of their reach or too risky.
We sat down to chat with Rebecca Pritchard, Financial Coach and Gladiator at Wealth Enhancers, to talk about why women need to be investing and what they can do to start.
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From market research and speaking to our customers, we discovered that women know investing is a great way to grow their savings, but many feel that it’s out of their reach or too risky.
When anyone invests, it isn’t just about growing their wealth, it’s a pathway to financial independence. It’s not enough to just be saving in a cash account, especially after you take tax and inflation into account . Investing does carry risks but smart investing is about balancing risks with rewards.
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