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How often should you check investment returns?

  By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia It’s natural to want to monitor your portfolio value, but how often is too often? Is there any real benefit in checking your investment returns daily, weekly, or even monthly? Before you started reading this article, did you already do […]

Income Protection Insurance Policies

New government regulations have been introduced that will reduce the benefits available on new income protection policies written after 1 October 2021. If you currently have a comprehensive policy, or can get one in place by 1 October 2021, it will include a number of supplementary (and potentially valuable) benefits. […]

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 […]