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The US remains buoyant with business and consumer confidence elevated. The US share market (S&P 500) keeps powering along supported by solid earnings and accommodative policy.

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Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: What’s new in superannuation? Simple ways to help keep Christmas affordable. Why you should consider key-person insurance. Five things to consider when giving to charities.

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It’s an important skill but many people are still not as financially literate as they should be. Here are some ways that may help you improve.

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The urge to donate is strong in Australia, and it’s easy to make it part of your financial plan. An estimated 14.9 million Australian adults (80.8 per cent of the population) gave $12.5 billion to charities and not-for-profit organisations in 2015–16.

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Talk surrounding Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms and solid economic data more than offset concerns about North Korea, the US Federal Reserve announcing that they will commence to trim their balance sheet and likely lift rates again this year.

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As kids grow older, their financial needs – and their opportunities – grow more complex. If you have done the groundwork and taught your children the benefits of budgeting and saving, it will be much easier to talk to them about managing their finances in their teens and beyond.

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Share markets in the US closed flat for August after a choppy month on the back of US political uncertainty, riots in Charlottesville and tensions in North Korea. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey also contributed to what has been the most volatile month in the S&P500 this year.

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Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: What’s new in superannuation? Fixed income: friend or foe? Personal insurance in a nutshell. First-home buyers get some help.

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How to deal with market volatility. Market volatility can be a curse or a blessing. It all depends on how ready you are to deal with it…

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Global share markets rose strongly during July as political risks and fears of a hard landing in China subsided. US growth in the second quarter lifted and we suspect a similar outcome in Q3…

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