Tag: saving

Thinking About Retirement

There is much more to think about than money when it comes to retirement.

What Money Habit Did Eating 2 Minute Noodles Teach You?

When I was 19 I moved out of home for the first time (I did boomerang a couple of times). I was working full time but as an undergraduate accountant at a Big Four firm […]

When Choosing to Do Nothing is Good For You

Sometimes choosing to do nothing can be good for you – it can even save lives. A paper by Eric Johnson and Daniel Goldstein titled Do Defaults Save Lives? examined the organ donation consent rates across […]

Breaking Bad Money Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle We all have some bad habits when it comes to money. But there are not always easy to break […]

Are Gen Y Really the Nation’s Best Savers?

This week it’s been reported that Gen Y have the best saving habits in the nation. Now who said Gen Y were lazy and directionless? Both SMH and Smartcompany carried the news that the often maligned […]

Investment Lessons from my Grandfather

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late” Benjamin Franklin When I was 19 I started investing in shares. My grandfather was a lifelong sharemarket investor and he encouraged me […]

What is a Comfortable Retirement?

I have previously discussed what sort of retirement income is considered “modest” and “comfortable”. You can find it here. The Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) has just released their latest ASFA Retirement Standard for the June […]

What Type of Retirement Will You Have?

Despite the Government recently passing legislation to increase the superannuation guarantee from 9% to 12% by 2019, many Australians are still likely to have inadequate savings when they reach retirement. While the increase in the […]

Federal Budget Update – Middle Income Super Savers to Suffer

The aim was to get the budget back in the black at all cost and that was delivered. To do this some of the tax increases have been aimed squarely at higher income earners – […]

4 Reasons Why Gen X and Gen Y Need to Start Thinking About Super

How Your Super is Invested is a Huge Decision Do you know what your super is invested in? How much do you have in growth assets like equities? What about in defensive investments such as cash […]