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Bank of Mum and Dad: 60% say they would fund their child’s first home

As the property market continues to boom, more and more Australians are struggling to get on the ladder, and staggering new research shows that parents are increasingly coming to their aid. According to new Mortgage Choice research, nearly 60 per cent of respondents were considering gifting or lending their children money …

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Australia’s largest bank begins to lift rates in a sign of things to come

Record-low interest rates could be a thing of the past as Australia’s largest bank begins to lift rates, despite the RBA’s ongoing “lower for longer” narrative. In a leading indicator for the market, Commonwealth Bank has confirmed it has lifted the rate of its three and four-year owner-occupier loans by …

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Tax rate uncertainty: Should investors consider realizing gains sooner vs. later?

Investors hate uncertainty. Today’s tax rate environment is the definition of uncertainty. This lack of clarity makes financial planning challenging. If tax rates are going up, should investors do anything today in advance of changes that may or not happen? How might possible tax increases impact existing portfolios? For appreciated assets, …

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How are Australians planning on spending their tax savings?

Essential bills, savings accounts, Christmas gifts and exchange-traded funds appear to be the big winners from the latest round of tax cuts, new research has revealed. During the 2020 budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced that up to 11 million Australians will benefit from tax cuts, with more than 7 million individuals …

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6 tips to turn your financial resolution into reality

Following a year of record-low interest rates, a volatile stock market and consumers flocking to access their superannuation, a financial expert has prepared six tips for Aussies looking to get on top of their finances in 2021. According to Minnik’s Chartered Accountants founder Leah Oliver, the start of the year …

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