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Home ownership numbers dwindling

Housing affordability in the spotlight after HILDA report findings

Home ownership numbers dwindling

In a few years’ time, a minority of Australians will own a home.

How liquid should you be?

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How liquid should you be?

What is the ideal cash and assets mix? Money expert Chris Malloy has the answer.

How to spot an investment scam

Spot the signs of an investment scam

How to spot an investment scam

How to spot the signs of an investment scam.

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

ASIC forcing Optus to pay back $2.4 million to around 175,000 customers

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

A breach of trust by a major telco will mean it now has to refund ...

How to crowd fund your holiday

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How to crowd fund your holiday

Do you want to tick a box on your travel bucket list but don’t have ...

When do you book travel insurance?

When should you purchase your travel insurance policy?

When do you book travel insurance?

When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …

10 tips towards financial health

10 things to do for your financial health this year

10 tips towards financial health

The start of the financial year is a great time to hit reset on your ...

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Simplified and concise information on retirement and the Age Pension.

What will your vote cost you?

Find out how your vote will affect your hip pocket

What will your vote cost you?

RateCity has created a calculator that informs you of the personal cost of your vote.

Is your private data being sold?

Credit company under fire for allegedly selling private information

Is your private data being sold?

Credit reporting agency Veda is being criticised for allegedly selling private data.

Are you in the ATO's sights?

Are you in the ATO's sights?

Are you in the ATO's sights?

The Australian Tax Office tells taxpayers what it’s targeting come tax time.

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?

Basic income proposal rejected

Basic income proposal rejected

Basic income proposal rejected

A referendum in Switzerland has seen legislation to introduce basic income rejected.

Electricity bills explained

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Electricity bills explained

This simple guide may help you to secure a better electricity deal.

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

A quick video that explains seven smart yet simple tips for saving money.

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Which supermarket is the cheapest for your weekly grocery shop?

How to make clothes last longer

Save money by taking better care of your clothes

How to make clothes last longer

Taking proper care of your clothes will have you looking fresher for longer and will ...

Shoppers mad over milk shortage

Aussie shoppers angry over branded milk shortages in major supermarkets

Shoppers mad over milk shortage

Shoppers accuse supermarkets of sabotaging a campaign to support dairy farmers.

Refinance your mortgage

Refinance your mortgage

Refinance your mortgage

Interested in finding out how your current mortgage stacks up against those on the market?

Reduce your mortgage by 10 years

How to reduce your mortgage by 10 years

Reduce your mortgage by 10 years

It’s easier than you think to knock years off your home loan.

Microwave versus stovetop

Microwave versus stovetop

Microwave versus stovetop

Could you be saving money by using your microwave more often?

Investment risks explained

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Investment risks explained

Noel Whittaker illustrates the dangers of not understanding investment risks.

How you can save whilst renting

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How you can save whilst renting

Even whilst renting, there are nifty ways you can save. Here are nine of them.

Five everyday tips to save money

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Five everyday tips to save money

These small changes can make much difference to how much you save.

Banks profit from rate cut delay

Big banks stand to pocket millions by withholding RBA rates from customers

Banks profit from rate cut delay

Banks stand to pocket around $21 million dollars by withholding rate cuts.

How to budget (in retirement)

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How to budget (in retirement)

Are you brave enough to follow Kaye Fallick’s formula to save?

5 refinancing mistakes to avoid

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5 refinancing mistakes to avoid

There are pitfalls to be avoided when refinancing.

Prep your home for winter and save

Prep your home for winter and save

Prep your home for winter and save

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter – now is an ideal time ...

Australia’s secret spending habits

Australia’s secret spending habits

Australia’s secret spending habits

A new report from finder.com.au reveals the secret spending habits of Australians.

Your money milestones

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Your money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

These five tips will extend the life of your phone and keep money in your ...

25 ways to save $25 a week

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25 ways to save $25 a week

Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...

Tips for a successful garage sale

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Tips for a successful garage sale

Leon’s garage sale tips will put money in your pocket and a smile on your ...

How to save money with DIY beauty

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How to save money with DIY beauty

Here are five fabulous potions and lotions mostly made with cheap, basic ingredients.

Retirement: the risk is all yours

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Retirement: the risk is all yours

The risk of funding retirement income has well and truly shifted – and now it’s ...

Avoiding relationship money woes

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Avoiding relationship money woes

When it comes to relationships, finances and friendships don’t always mix.

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

Three quarters of Australians aged 45 and over dream of retiring early but can’t.

Hardship register to help those in debt

Hardship register to help those in debt

Hardship register to help those in debt

The new National Hardship Register has been created to help those struggling to pay off ...

Dementia and managing money matters

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Dementia and managing money matters

Managing money and finances for someone with dementia is fraught with legal issues.

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

The now has ACCC the power to fine companies charging excessive surcharges.

Seven money dos and don’ts

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Seven money dos and don’ts

The simplest actions, whether done or avoided, can have the biggest impact on finances.

Are you an emotional spender?

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Are you an emotional spender?

Emotional spending can impact on more than just your financial health.

Romance on a budget

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Romance on a budget

You don’t need to spend big to show your true feelings.

Money management for one

A recently separated woman manages her finances

Money management for one

Here are some simple money management tips for singles.

Seven travel money wasters

Good money going to waste straight down the drain

Seven travel money wasters

Take advantage of these travellers’ experiences and give your wallet a holiday too.

Your credit score explained

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Your credit score explained

You need to understand how your credit score is calculated.

Super rich own half the world’s wealth

Sixty-two people own more than half the world’s wealth

Super rich own half the world’s wealth

The richest 1 per cent, or 62 people, have more wealth than the rest of ...

Six sins of saving

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Six sins of saving

Avoiding these savings sins may help you regain the upper hand.

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Superannuation: returns set to take a hit in 2016

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.

How to be richer this time next year

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How to be richer this time next year

These seven tips should see you be richer in a years’ time.

Seven money secrets of the rich

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Seven money secrets of the rich

Seven suggestions that can teach us a thing or two about the secrets of the ...

What charities do with your money

What charities do with your money

What charities do with your money

Where is your charitable donation going?

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths is set to announce changes to its new reward program.

GST increase good for pensioners

GST increase good for pensioners

GST increase good for pensioners

New research suggests that pensioners will be better off under proposed changes to the GST.

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.

Common credit card mistakes

Common credit card mistakes

Common credit card mistakes

Do you make any of these nine common credit card mistakes?

Is your future being stolen?

Is your future being stolen?

Is your future being stolen?

Research suggests $44 billion in retirement savings could be lost over the next 10 years.

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Do you need to break away from these five bad money habits?

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to ...

Ways you’re wasting money on food

Man with trolley holding grocery receipt at supermarket

Ways you’re wasting money on food

Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.

Easy ways to save money

Easy ways to save money

Easy ways to save money

Here are some ways you’re saving money without knowing.

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac has been accused of gouging its customers with its new mortgage rate.

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Australians who are sticking with current service providers could be losing big bucks.

Energy companies gouging consumers

Energy companies gouging consumers

Energy companies gouging consumers

The electricity component of your latest bill made up just 11 per cent of what ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Twelve Pacific-rim nations have agreed upon the largest free-trade agreement in history.

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

Our 10 tips will save you money and still satisfy your tummy at the table.

What will happen to your super?

What will happen to your super?

What will happen to your super?

The latest share market dip could mean trouble for Australians looking to retire soon.

Spring clean your finances

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Spring clean your finances

Reap the rewards of breathing new life into your finances.

Punished by postcode?

Punished by postcode?

Punished by postcode?

The percentage of a property's purchase price NAB will lend is being capped in 80 ...

Money habits for happy couples

Money habits for happy couples

Money habits for happy couples

Our seven habits for managing money will make for happier couples and better bottom lines.

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Financial Services Inquiry head, David Murray, has called for the new PM to rethink super.

Older Australians retiring in debt

Older Australians retiring in debt

Older Australians retiring in debt

Australians are carrying higher levels of debt into retirement than the previous generation.

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

Creating a budget can be a big task but it’s worth the effort.

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.

RBA call to reduce credit rates

RBA call to reduce credit rates

RBA call to reduce credit rates

The RBA has called out the big banks for not reducing rates on credit cards.

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

We’ve rounded up the top five free retirement calculators on the internet.

The magic of compound interest

The magic of compound interest

The magic of compound interest

Interest is calculated on the increasing balance, generating more and more interest.

Seven ways to never pay full price

Seven ways to never pay full price

Seven ways to never pay full price

Our list of cheeky tricks will have you never having to pay full price again.

Make your car tyres last longer

Make your car tyres last longer

Make your car tyres last longer

Looking after your car tyres can save you money and improve the driving experience.

The ages and stages of retirement

The ages and stages of retirement

The ages and stages of retirement

Our finance expert Richard Shermon explains the finer points of retirement.

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

Anne Rady shares several simple tips, which if followed, can help you to save up ...

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

The new financial year is a good time to get back on track.

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra has lost millions of dollars on its phone line deal with the DHS.

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Research reveals cash will become obsolete within the next five to 10 years.

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Homeshare offers cost-effective living for young and older Australians.

Super – who gets what?

Super – who gets what?

Super – who gets what?

How can you make sure your family receive your fortune?

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Is saving money a challenge for you? These simple tips may help you on your ...

Aussies could save big on groceries

Aussies could save big on groceries

Aussies could save big on groceries

A supermarket price war could save Australians money on groceries.

Time to rethink retirement

Time to rethink retirement

Time to rethink retirement

What is retirement? What does it means to you?

Earn extra cash from home

Earn extra cash from home

Earn extra cash from home

How to have fun while earning extra money from home

Three super investment options

Three super investment options

Three super investment options

To help close your retirement shortfall gap, get savvy with your super.

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretending that you earn less can save you money.

Big banks delay rate cuts

Big banks delay rate cuts

Big banks delay rate cuts

Australia’s biggest banks will profit $68 million by delaying for 17 days the RBA rate ...

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

It’s worthwhile shopping around to see if you can get a better interest rate.

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands of Australians have been sold into invalid insurance products.

Super stays steady as dollar drops

Super stays steady as dollar drops

Super stays steady as dollar drops

The Australian dollar falls to a five-year low, but superannuation returns remain steady.

Great gifts under $25

Great gifts under $25

Great gifts under $25

A selection of Christmas gifts for $25 or less.

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Online shopping may save you a headache during this silly season.

Be aware of elder abuse

Older Australians cautioned to be aware of elder abuse

Be aware of elder abuse

Take control of your financial affairs and put the right measures in place.

Equity release – is it for you?

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Equity release – is it for you?

A Reverse Mortgage may be a good way to access money for those who are ...

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden boss Mike Devereux announced that the company will stop manufacturing cars in Australia.

Breaking bad money habits

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Breaking bad money habits

Understanding your bad money habits and how to fix them will help get your finances ...

Ten penny-pinching tips

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Ten penny-pinching tips

Everyone has a favourite tip for saving money or reusing household goods.

Asylum seeker rights

Asylum seeker rights

Asylum seeker rights

The UNHCR is "deeply concerned" with living conditions on Nauru and Manus Islands.

How to switch online savings accounts

How to switch online savings accounts

How to switch online savings accounts

Being unsure of the process is what stops many from switching their saving accounts

Australia gets new money

Australia gets new money

Australia gets new money

The Reserve Bank of Australia has been working to create new, "youthful" banknotes

Ten money saving Christmas tips

Ten money saving Christmas tips

Ten money saving Christmas tips

With Christmas 22 weeks away, you may think you have all the time in the ...

MP Pay Rise

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MP Pay Rise

The average salary of a backbencher has increased by $49,640 compared with a year ago.

Leaving it all behind

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Leaving it all behind

We don't often read about what happens after someone dies – from a legal aspect, ...

Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

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Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

Many grandparents across Australia are keen to contribute in some way to the bringing ...

Two-for-one museum entry

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Two-for-one museum entry

Culture Connect enables you to save money with two-for-one entry offers to many of ...

Money: you can’t just give it away

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Money: you can’t just give it away

Sharing a windfall with family may seem a kind gesture but with the restrictive ...

The rich take all

The rich take all

The rich take all

Has Australia become a nation where greed is officially good? And the rich are ...

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Recently the New South Wales government cut the Foster Care Allowance for over 16s ...

It takes a village

It takes a village

It takes a village

Foster care is expensive. But then so is looking after any child, whether they ...

Call to cut rates

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Call to cut rates

Today the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet for the ...

Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

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Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

On Australia Day in 2011 the Coles supermarket chain slashed the price of milk. ...

A bus-load of money

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A bus-load of money

Well done Ken Grenda and his sons, Scott and Geoff, who have looked after ...

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

The Age has today reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the world ...

Tips to track your spending

Tips to track your spending

Tips to track your spending

Keeping track of where your money goes isn’t the easiest task. It does, however, ...

Are you money savvy?

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Are you money savvy?

We all like to think we understand the basics of money management. Whether it’s ...

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

An effective way of reaching your retirement goal

Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

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Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

Retirement is a big step which requires careful planning and a considered approach to ...

Superannuation shortfall solutions

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Superannuation shortfall solutions

The earlier you can start planning, the better your chances of meeting your retirement targets.

Age limit abolished

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Age limit abolished

The Federal Government has announced that it will be abolishing the age limit for superannuation ...

What can be insured?

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What can be insured?

These days you can insure against giving birth to twins or having to cancel ...

Tips for purchasing life insurance

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Tips for purchasing life insurance

According to a new study 85 per cent of Australians don’t feel that they ...

Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

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Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

Perhaps you offered to deal with a seemingly simple bureaucratic matter on behalf of ...

Why use a planner?

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Why use a planner?

Financial planners often get bad press but that doesn’t mean the whole industry should ...

Good housekeeping for SMSFs

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Good housekeeping for SMSFs

Australia currently boasts around 435,000 Self Managed Super Funds. Martin Murden provides ...

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Having a pension fund across the world may not be financially beneficial in terms ...

Gifting and DSP

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Gifting and DSP

While a gift of money may seem like blessing, you should take into consideration how it will affect your Centrelink payments. Q. Allison My mother is helping me purchase a car by gifting me a sum of money. My son suggested investing this ...

How to make the most of your salary

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How to make the most of your salary

Whether retirement is a long way off or just around the corner, it’s ...

Missing money

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Missing money

Can you imagine money that is rightfully yours, just sitting somewhere, unclaimed? The Australian ...

Carolyn’s concern for her mother

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Carolyn’s concern for her mother

Q. Our 92-year-old mother, who has Macular Degeneration, lives alone on her 50 acres and has been stripped of her life savings by a conman doing a botched asphalting job. What can we do? He drove her to the bank to get the money; the job ...

Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

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Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

A good deal of the assets of Australians are in their homes. About 75% of older Australians own the home where they live and they owe very little or nothing on the property. With a reverse mortgage some of the equity in the home is converted into a lump ...

Withdrawing from a super fund

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Withdrawing from a super fund

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Guy, would like to know what effect withdrawing money from his wife’s superannuation would have on his Age Pension. Q. Guy I am a pensioner and I get Centrelink payments as single. My wife will be 60 shortly and ...

67 before you get your super

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67 before you get your super

Hidden behind the budget news is the recommendation, apparently in the finally released Harmer Review and also the Henry review, to increase the age (from 55 to 67) at which super can be accessed. What will this mean? The Harmer Review into pensions and retirement income ...

Where there’s a will…

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Where there’s a will…

Whether you’re leaving your fortune to your grandchildren or the local cat shelter, making ...

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