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Financial Health Barometer

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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Financial health barometer ROI on your healthy habits

You can’t get two clicks into the internet without landing on a diet and exercise website. Who hasn’t heard of fad diets, such as paleo, gluten free or raw food? But these lifestyle trends aren’t without merit. The 2015 RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer survey shows people who spend more on healthy lifestyle choices tend to be happier and also more financially in control.

Staying healthy isn’t cheap, with gym membership costs and premium prices on organic food, but is it worth spending a little more on these lifestyle choices in the long run?

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How Aussies hold pets close to our hearts and wallets

Major industries and marketers have been trying to win our hearts, minds and finances for years.

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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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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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