Avoid a nasty case of holiday debt lag

Published: November 27, 2017

Enjoy a well-earned vacation without bringing home a mountain of high-interest debt. I do love a catchy new phrase, and this one made me laugh. "Debt lag" is a new one for me. It seems that as Chrissy approaches we plan a holiday, but don’t quite get around to saving for it. So some 2 million […]

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5 considerations before moving into a retirement village

Published: November 27, 2017

It's important you understand how retirement villages work and the type of costs you're likely to come across. Today, around 184,000 Australians call a retirement village home. And, with the country’s senior population only set to increase, the number of people wanting to live in a retirement village is predicted to more than double by […]

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Bubbles, busts, investor psychology…and bitcoin

Published: November 22, 2017

Introduction The surge in bitcoin has attracted much interest. Over the last five years, it has soared from $US12 to over $US8000; this year it’s up 760%. Its enthusiasts see it as the currency of the future and increasingly as a way to instant riches with rapid price gains only reinforcing this view. An alternative […]

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Bubbles, busts, investor psychology…and bitcoin

Published: November 22, 2017

Introduction The surge in bitcoin has attracted much interest. Over the last five years, it has soared from $US12 to over $US8000; this year it’s up 760%. Its enthusiasts see it as the currency of the future and increasingly as a way to instant riches with rapid price gains only reinforcing this view. An alternative […]

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Could our mortgage monster become the Christmas Grinch?

Published: November 14, 2017

The disappointing retail sales figures from the last quarter could be just the tip of the iceberg for those watching the retail sector heading into Christmas, reckons Dermot Ryan, AMP Capital’s Portfolio Manager – Australian Equities. But it’s not likely to be the so called “Amazon effect” of internet shopping, nor competition from fast fashion […]

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