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Paul's Insights: Selfies favour shares

It's official - Australia's army of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) makes up one of the biggest like-minded group of investors on the Australian sharemarket.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Super zombies - could you be affected?

Human beings can be a funny lot. On one hand the Australian Tax Office (ATO) receives around 230 tip-offs each day about businesses operating in the black economy. Yet vast numbers of Australians are being ripped off on their super each year, and many of us do nothing about it.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Retirement investing? Beat fees not the market

I often have conversations with clients around investing when they retire. Many treat retirement as an 'end date' for active investing. But that shouldn't be the case. And keeping an eye on the cost of investing is especially important when we leave the workforce.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Home loan rates plunge. Has yours?

Here at InvestSMART we encourage investors to embrace low fee investment choices. But plenty of Australians could be paying more than necessary on their home loan at a time when interest rates are the lowest in 70 years.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Loyalty but at what cost?

Nine in ten Australian adults are members of a loyalty scheme, and the chance to score a freebie can be very appealing. But consumers aren't the real winners of these schemes.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Small fees. Big impact

Human beings love to save money. Yet when it comes to investing, we often pay high fees in the belief that this will lead to higher returns. Over time though, fees can have a devastating impact on our wealth.
1yr ago

Paul's Insights: Where do I invest?

I'm often asked, "Paul, what do you invest in?" In my younger days, when I was at uni, I was taught that one-third in fixed interest/cash, one-third in property, and one-third in shares would probably do it. But the reality is that asset allocation is as individual as fingerprints.
1yr ago

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