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Weighing up the property boom

By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia Residential property prices are booming not only in Australia but also around the world. What’s the view for property investors and what factors should you consider before taking the leap? Across Australia residential property prices are booming, thanks to pent-up demand, […]

Changes to contribution caps

On 1 July 2021, both the concessional and non-concessional superannuation contribution limits, also known as ‘super contribution caps’, will rise. This is good news because this is the first time these limits have changed since 1 July 2017, when the concessional contributions cap was reduced to $25,000 pa for the […]

What exactly is inflation?

What exactly is inflation? Why is the RBA so keen to see it return? And more importantly, what does this all mean for investors? The Reserve Bank of Australia has recently made an unprecedented change to the way it targets inflation. The bank’s mandate is to use monetary policy to […]

Know where you stand – Myths about life insurance

Know where you stand Here we dispel some common myths about life insurance to help you make informed decisions about your cover. Myth # 1 – Life insurance companies don’t pay claims There’s a common perception that life insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying claims. In […]

Buy Now, Pay Later services could replace credit cards

Younger Australians are flocking to Buy Now, Pay Later services but they still present risks for the unwary. It’s no surprise that the popularity of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services has boomed in recent years given how simple they are to use: download the smartphone App, punch in some […]