Banking & Investment

YOURLifeChoices Banking & Investment page is aimed at giving you the correct information on the Federal Governments Assets Test and the latest information on Managed Funds so you can make the right decisions!

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Locking in low interest rates

Locking in low interest rates

Should Kathy lock in her mortgage interest rate? Financial planner Maurice Patane explains.

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Who gets CBA compensation?

Who gets CBA compensation?

The CBA will provide compensation for those who received the wrong advice.

Help with financial hardship

Help with financial hardship

Money troubles can’t always be managed on your own.

Is property a good investment?

Is property a good investment?

Considering buying an investment property, but is this still the best way to make money?

An alternative to shares

An alternative to shares

Is there an alternative investment option to shares?

Spotting fake banknotes

Spotting fake banknotes

There are several scientific ways to spot a dud banknote.

Bank tax to slug savers

Bank tax to slug savers

Kevin Rudd’s plan to a bank deposit tax could see savers slugged on interest.

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Low income energy rebate increase

Low income energy rebate increase

From 1 July 2011, the Low Income Household Rebate replaced the Energy rebate, and is paid at the rate of $200 per annum.

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Save your superannuation

Save your superannuation

Australians on average having four super accounts, this can be a large proportion of your retirement income. Now is the time to consider consolidating your superannuation.

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Money milestones

Money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain money milestones of which you can take advantage.

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What to ask a financial adviser

Starting on the right foot with a financial advisor can help ensure you get the most from your meeting. YOURLifeChoices has 50 useful questions you may wish to ask.

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