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Easy ways to save by reducing waste

Simple tips to save on food waste

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A healthier and wealthier you in 2016

As the new year fast approaches, it’s time to kick bad habits and get yourself on track to achieving your New Years' resolutions.

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Financial Health Barometer: Sporty Australian's are the best savers

When trying to improve our financial behaviours, we often consider strategies or approaches that relate purely to money. In reality, how we spend or save money can be greatly affected by our emotional wellbeing. So how do sport and savings habits relate?

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Who are the savings superstars Boomers or Gen Y?

It seems that Boomer and Gen Yers are the two generations that are constantly compared to one another. But which generation are savings superstars, and what can you do to turn your savings around to defy your generational average?
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How financially savvy are GenY vs to Baby Boomers

Are you a member of Generation Y – the group of 20 and 30-something Australians? If so, you’re probably accustomed to copping the collective labels of “spoilt” and “extravagant”. But does your financial behaviour bear this out? Or are you one of the 45 per cent of Gen Yers with financial goals and a plan in place to ensure you achieve them?
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Christmas holidays you can afford

A traditional family holiday on the beach is a wonderful way to relax and spend time with loved ones, but coming back to a massive Christmas debt hangover is a sure-fire way to wipe out the happy memories.
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What to take to your first meeting with a financial planner

Australians reach out to financial planners at different stages of their lives, whether we’re a Baby Boomer trying to grow our property and share portfolio, a Gen X family needing to reduce our mortgage and credit card debt, or a Gen Yer trying to save for a home deposit or planning to maximise our super ahead of retirement.
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How to handle earning less than your friends

Australia boasts a minimum wage of just over $640 per week, yet it still suffers wider income disparity than many European nations. Even among graduates, many industries (law, medicine and finance) enjoy far higher average and peak remuneration than others (pharmacy, social work and teaching).
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Aussies pessimism grows

Our finances are in better shape than ever, but we’re increasingly pessimistic about the future, according to RaboDirect’s latest Financial Health Barometer, (FHB). Although people are more likely to report they’re being paid more for their job, are more financially comfortable and have more money to live off compared to this time last year, they’re not at all optimistic about the nation’s health.
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