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The Demise of the Australian Retailer

Walk through any shopping centre and it is hard to miss the “Sale” signs out front of nearly every retail outlet. There is no doubt retailers are doing it tough right now but should this be a surprise to us.

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The Bond Maturity Crunch

In the months prior to the Global Financial Crisis fixed interest investors reveled in high interest rates offered by bank deposits, bonds and finance company debentures.

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Talking About Money

Good communication is important in any relationship and one of the most vital subjects to discuss is money. It is surprising how many couples get together without having a frank and open discussion on how money will be managed in the relationship

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Companies growing as economy struggles

You don’t need to be a financial expert to see that the economy is struggling. Disposable income is dwindling for many households struggling with rising food costs, energy bills and below-inflation pay rises, pay freezes or even cuts.

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Wriggle Room

One of the traps of borrowing money in a low interest rate environment is not leaving enough spare money, or ‘wriggle room’ in your budget to cope with an increase in interest rates. This is particularly important to consider when you are buying your first home, upgrading to a more expensive home, or increasing your […]

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