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How to manage your finances in the new financial year

Lifestyle, Sustainability

1 July 2020

It’s time to take a look at the financial decisions you made over the past year so you can start the next one with confidence and enthusiasm.

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Sustainable urban living: What you can do in the city

Lifestyle, Sustainability

25 June 2020

Sustainability is on everybody’s mind, but most tips require a lot of land or other suburban or rural amenities. Here’s how city dwellers can go green.

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It’s tax season: what you need to do before the end of the financial year

Lifestyle, Superannuation

17 June 2020

Put your finances in order before the end of the financial year. Learn some super saving strategies and find out how to make additional contributions before EOFY.

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Five things businesses need to do before the end of the financial year

Lifestyle, Superannuation

11 June 2020

We’ve identified five essential steps to take before EOFY while keeping in mind that some things are a little bit different this year. Take a look!

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Eleven ways to have a sustainable road trip

Lifestyle, Sustainability

5 June 2020

Is the open road calling your name? Find out how to vacation in style while staying sustainable on the road.

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Four things you can recycle and four things you can’t

Lifestyle, Sustainability

4 June 2020

Smart recycling habits are some of the best ways you can practise sustainability. Find out what you can recycle, and learn which items just don’t go.

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Sustainable solutions to save money while staying warm this winter

Lifestyle, Sustainability

25 May 2020

Reducing energy consumption in the winter months will lower your heating bills while also helping the environment. Here are some quick tips to get you started.

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Cyber safety: Protecting your privacy and your finances

Lifestyle

23 April 2020

When we think about scams, we may immediately think of the effect as being the loss of money, but there’s also an emotional impact.

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How to set a positive mood in your team while working from home

Lifestyle

21 April 2020

Working from home  presents new challenges. Looking for ways to stay positive during the transition? Here are some tips and tricks that you can implement today.

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Stay sustainable during the coronavirus pandemic

Lifestyle, Sustainability

17 April 2020

While most of us are staying at home, there are still many things we can do to make sure we prioritise sustainability alongside fighting the virus.  

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10 tips for staying active, and sustainable, during social distancing

Lifestyle, Sustainability

14 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in everyday life for people all over the world, including here in Australia.

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Five tips for a sustainable Easter

Lifestyle, Sustainability

7 April 2020

Find out how to celebrate Easter in way that’s environmentally friendly.

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Why your workplace should participate in Clean Up Australia Day

Lifestyle

24 February 2020

Clean Up Australia Day is just around the corner. One of the best ways to magnify your impact is to get others involved. Think your workplace could take part?

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How to make your home more environmentally friendly

Lifestyle

20 February 2020

Homes may be sanctuaries for those who live in them, but most households aren’t sanctuaries for the environment.

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5 reasons your super should be your valentine

Lifestyle

14 February 2020

Love is in the air. But who will be your valentine this year? Even if you already have somebody in mind, we hear your super is looking pretty good right now.

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Australia's hidden gems: Where to travel this summer

Lifestyle

20 January 2020

If you're looking for summer holiday ideas that don't increase your carbon footprint or cost a fortune, try one of Australia's own hidden gems.

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4 New Year’s resolutions for a more sustainable lifestyle

Lifestyle

13 January 2020

A new decade is here. There are lots of ways to focus your New Year’s resolutions on sustainability. Check out these environmentally friendly suggestions.

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Summer holidays: How to keep the kids happy on a budget

Lifestyle

10 December 2019

Worried the school holidays will throw off your carefully planned budget? Fear not - here are some free and cheap activities your kids will love this summer.

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Budgeting for Christmas: will it dismantle your savings plan?

Lifestyle

25 November 2019

Budgeting around Christmas time can sound like the epitome of Scrooge, but it can help you have fun without busting the bank.

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Six terrifying climate change numbers and how you can help solve them

Sustainability

31 October 2019

It's Halloween and you're likely feeling ready for some scary stories, so how about some terrifying numbers that reflect the current state of our planet?

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Why do we celebrate Labour Day? The birth of superannuation

Superannuation

2 October 2019

Labour Day is an important date in the calendar, but do you know what it celebrates? Here's a quick history of the occasion, and the birth of super.

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How to use your retirement to fight climate change

Lifestyle, Sustainability

19 September 2019

Climate change is a very real threat to our planet - so how can you use your retirement to help fight against it? Here are some ways to get involved.

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Can investing be good for the planet?

Sustainability

16 August 2019

Did you know your investments can benefit the planet as well as your income? Here's how you can put your capital to work for the good of the environment.

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Four of the most affordable places to travel in your retirement

Lifestyle

17 July 2019

Careful budgeting is sensible in your post work years. However, this doesn't rule out travel. Here are some affordable destinations to give you inspiration.

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Should you retire before your spouse?

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Lifestyle

16 May 2019

Retiring before your spouse is rarely people's first choice, but there are many benefits available from such an arrangement. Check out the pros and cons.

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Tips for planning a realistic personal budget in 2019

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Lifestyle

8 February 2019

The start of a new year is a great time to make some changes in your life. If creating an effective budget is on your agenda, you'll want to read these tips.

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6 New Year's resolutions to do your bit for the planet

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Lifestyle, Sustainability

17 January 2019

This new year why not consider some ways that you can contribute to stopping climate change? Here are some easy resolutions for 2019.

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A young person's guide to managing money

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Lifestyle, Superannuation

3 December 2018

Knowing where to start with managing your finances can be difficult for first-time earners. Here are a few tips to help get your accounts in order.

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How does your super compare?

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Superannuation

19 November 2018

Most of us start contributing to our super when we begin working, but do you know how your balance compares to other people your age?

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Slow and steady wins

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Superannuation

5 November 2018

Salary sacrificing into your super fund is a great way to build your savings for retirement. So what are the pros and cons and how can you get started?

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A guide to living with less plastic

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Lifestyle, Sustainability

29 October 2018

Plastic is one of the greatest threats to the planet. These tips will help you identify some easy ways to reduce your plastic footprint.

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Changing jobs? Don't leave your super behind

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Superannuation

9 October 2018

Securing your new job is an exciting time and one that should be celebrated, but don't forget about your super! Read on to learn how you should prepare.

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Thinking about retirement but not ready to stop working yet?

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Lifestyle, Superannuation

27 September 2018

The Transition to Retirement scheme gives you the opportunity to ease into your non-working years without taking a big cut to your income.

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Why you should start saving for your retirement in your 20s

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Superannuation

21 September 2018

With all the challenges you face in your 20s, saving for retirement can feel like a chore you could do without. Here are the reasons why you should start now.

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Savvy strategies for women to maximise superannuation

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Superannuation

16 August 2018

The average super balance for Aussie women when they retire is around $115,000 less than the average for men. It's important that women focus on growing their super so they can lead a comfortable retirement. Here are a few savvy strategies.

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Can you use super to buy your first home?

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Lifestyle, Superannuation

2 August 2018

Buying a house as a millennial can be challenging. Fortunately, the Australian Government has created a new way to save for your deposit: The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme. 

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Could you be investing in tobacco without realising?

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Lifestyle, Sustainability

4 June 2018

Tobacco is the cause of over 7 million deaths every single year. Your super fund could be investing in companies that support the tobacco industry. 

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9 ways to be more sustainable in your everyday life

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Lifestyle, Sustainability

28 May 2018

How would you like to make a difference to our planet and start living more sustainably? From buying locally to saying goodbye to plastic bottles for good, here are our best sustainable living tips. 

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7 ways to maximise your super (in a socially responsible way)

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Superannuation, Sustainability

21 May 2018

Australians need around $545,000 to retire comfortably. Here are some tips on how to maximise your super—and be ethical about it!

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Four things you can recycle and four things you can’t

04 June 2020

As you may have heard, recycling programs in Australia are facing some steep obstacles these days. China and other countries have tightened restrictions for importing recycled waste, so Aussies have had to figure out how to expand our efforts domesti...

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Cyber safety: Protecting your privacy and your finances

23 April 2020

According to the ACCC’s Scamwatch website, Australians lost close to $1.5 billion to scammers in 2019 alone. We gave nearly $62 million to investment scams, followed by dating and romance scams, which represented a loss of over $28 million.

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