10 signs you’re ready to start investing

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While many young people nowadays have already hot footed their way into the stock and property markets, for the majority, ‘investing’ is still a daunting word.

If you’re interested in growing their wealth, there are a number of ways you can work out if redirecting a portion of your income or savings into a financial growth vehicle is something that fits your current lifestyle and position.

So, here are 10 signs you’re ready to start investing.

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7 steps to sort out your super

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Why bother saving for retirement when it seems so far away? The trickiest thing about retirement planning is that we simply don’t know how long we’re each going to live.

A typical 30 year old male can expect to live another 51.3 years according to recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while a female of the same age can expect to live another 55.1 years. And that’s the average person. If you have longevity in your family, earn an above-average income and don’t add to risk factors such as smoking, inactivity or a poor diet you could live well into your nineties.  

Here are 7 quick steps to getting your super sorted in a jiffy.

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Top habits that make saving money easier

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Sometimes it’s not about where you spend your money, but rather how you manage it. While it may pay to be strict about what you can and can’t buy, such as cutting down on your daily Mango Passion Boost Juice so you can save for that new car, it can often be more effective to simply change your approach to spending.

An alternative to cutting specific items out of your budget, is simply changing the way you think about and handle your money.

So, here are five habits you can adopt that make saving money easier.

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Why doesn’t anyone want to talk about money?

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Have you ever attended a dinner party where you covered all sorts of intimate topics from past relationships to your last blood test results, but then there were crickets once someone mentioned money, their difficulty with saving or the perilous state of their credit card debt?

We don’t bat an eyelid before sharing pictures of holidays we’ve been on or dishes we’ve enjoyed, but when it comes to personal finances most of us find it too uncomfortable to share.

Why is money such a taboo topic? We did some investigating.

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