Making the most of a windfall

Making the most of a windfall

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about receiving a windfall? In reality, people receive large sums of money in the form of inheritances, redundancy payouts and lottery wins all the time. Yet many soon find themselves back in their pre-windfall financial position. To take a recent example, 28-year-old Victorian Brodie Bond burned through a $220,000 inheritance […]

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How to keep ahead of the yield curve

How to keep ahead of the yield curve

US Interest rates have been making headlines in recent months, but do they really matter to Australian investors? The short answer is they do, a lot.  Changes in US interest rate settings have made a big impact on investment returns from bonds and shares over the past year, while uncertainty about the future direction of […]

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International Women’s Day: Has anything changed?

International Women’s Day: Has anything changed?

Women and girls make up just over half (50.7%) of the Australian population. While women comprise roughly 47% of all employees in Australia, they take home on average $251.20 less than men each week (full-time adult ordinary earnings). The national gender “pay gap” is 15.3% and it has remained stuck between 15% and 19% for […]

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