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Banking & Investment

ETFs: What are they, why consider them and how to start investing now

ETFs are an increasingly popular investment option for those who want to 'hedge their bets' on the share market. So, why are ETFs particularly suited to retirees and how do you get started on the road to realising your financial objectives?

Property

Older Australians resist downsizing, preferring home to a move

Older Australians are opting to renovate or build in familiar surrounds rather than downsize.

Superannuation News

Super funds fight for changes to reforms

Economist says new laws will require every cent of super fund spending to be in the best financial interests of members.

Property

Head for the hills: Australia’s most affordable regions

New report reveals the top 10 most affordable regions across the country.

Property

Older Australians want to build or renovate, not go into aged care

Australians aged 55 or older are a quarter of the population but own more than half of the nation's private wealth, so they drive the property boom more than first home buyers.

Age Pension

Dwindling cash deposit returns wipe out benefits of pension increase

The 20 March Age Pension increase for millions of older Australians means little compared to the loss of income typically earnt from cash deposits.

Banking & Investment

Why first-time traders are a threat to your retirement savings

The large number of first-time investors in Australia has implications for the Australian stock market – and on the retirement savings of older Australians.

Seniors Finance

Push to position retirees at forefront of climate change fight

Offer green infrastructure bonds directly to those of retirement age, government urged in pre-budget submission.

Banking & Investment

The Reserve Bank might yet take interest rates negative

Few expected the RBA to adjust its cash rate on Tuesday, and for good reason.

Superannuation News

APRA finds 900,000 members in dud funds

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority puts the superannuation industry on notice with its second annual heatmap that reveals underperforming funds.

Banking & Investment

Things to know before buying an investment property

Buying an investment property can be risky, but rewarding, so long as you do not rush the process and consider some important steps before committing.

Retirement Income

Angry retirees hit out at RBA

Enough is enough, say retirees, who have swamped the RBA boss with thousands of letters and emails expressing their concerns about the cash rate staying so low for so long.

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