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Don’t get tripped up by these scams

They say a fool and their money are easily parted. But with how sophisticated scams are becoming nowadays, it’s no longer just fools who are being duped. Here’s how to spot a scam in the digital day and age.

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What you need to know before buying your first home

If you had a roadmap for life, buying your first property would fall somewhere around getting married and having your first child. You spend hours upon hours researching up on the first two, so it only makes sense to do a bit of homework on this one, too.

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What to consider ahead of retirement

If you’re a soon-to-be retiree, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve been a little hard done by with regards to retirement planning schemes. Rest assured there’s still time to ensure a comfortable retirement.

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Negotiating a settlement period

In a perfect world you select a property to buy, complete with white picket fence, and the settlement goes through on the agreed date without a hitch. But as we all know, we don’t live in a perfect world.

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Holiday finances checklist

Your bags are packed, your visas are confirmed, and your immunisations are up-to-date. But have you made sure you won’t be charged an arm and a leg during the trip?

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The risks associated with payday loans

We’ve all seen the movies where the luckless protagonist borrows money from a remorseless loanshark and is warned they’ll lose a finger each day they’re overdue. Fortunately, us Australians have more civilized short-notice borrowing options, but they’re not without their risks.

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Did you leave the digital door open?

If you saw on the news that someone’s business was robbed because they left the back door open, you may think they were daft. But don’t scoff, you could be doing the same with your business’s online security.

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Calls for stamp duty reform

There are renewed calls to reform stamp duty across Australia following a report that reveals the controversial tax paid by homebuyers has almost doubled in just four years.

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Bitcoin: boom or bubble?

Ask 10 different financial experts about the future of Bitcoin, and you’ll get 10 different answers. Here’s the good, the bad and the outright ugly.

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What the heck is an ETF?

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are often cited as a lower-risk, lower-cost alternative to mutual funds and index funds. Here’s a little bit more information about them.