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Why understanding your risk tolerance can help build greater confidence for retirement

13 October 2021

Understanding your individual risk tolerance is an important step in understanding how super works. Investing based on your tolerance can have a big impact on the money available to you in retirement.

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Are you ready for retirement?

13 October 2021

A growing number of Australians don’t feel ready to retire when they’re eligible to. Some continue to work full steam ahead, while others choose more flexible ways to work and transition into retirement.

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CIO Market Insights

30 September 2021

There’s a possibility of a swing towards more interventionist government policies, down the track, with potentially important investment implications.

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Super changes for the better

24 September 2021

Here’s your guide to the latest super changes. And the good news is - they’re good news. Here’s what you need to know.

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Accessing your income stream in retirement, including minimum withdrawal changes

22 September 2021

In response to the coronavirus, the government has introduced changes to the minimum amount you’re required to withdraw from your income stream when you retire. In this article, we’ll address what these changes are and provide things you might consider when investing your money.

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Are you retirement ready?

22 September 2021

We’ve come up with a checklist to help you see whether you’re prepared for retirement.

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Investing in Exchange Traded Funds

17 September 2021

Should you invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? Here are the basics and things to consider before you take the plunge.

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Stuck in the middle: money management tips for the sandwich generation

14 September 2021

Feeling caught between work, caring for ageing parents and supporting kids? These money management tips are for you.

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The rise of female investors

14 September 2021

Recent research shows female investors are on the rise–moving ahead of men along the way.

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‘Your Future, Your Super’ - what does it mean?

2 September 2021

The Your Future, Your Super reforms aim to make the super system better for members in four key ways.

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How Australians are playing catch-up with their super

1 September 2021

Taking small steps to reconnect with your financial wellbeing will help you build up your knowledge, feel empowered to make decisions and can bring you peace of mind.

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A changing attitude to super

1 September 2021

As these Aussies demonstrate, reshaping your super strategy at any point in life can help you weather the rough patches.

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5 things to consider before investing

1 September 2021

Investing can be one of the most effective ways to build long-term wealth. Before you get started, here’s some things to consider.

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Managing the impact of volatile markets on your retirement savings

August 2021

If your retirement savings are being affected by heightened volatility in share markets, here’s some things to keep in mind.

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5 ways to grow your super

24 June 2021

Your retirement could be near, or far away, but it’s never too late or early to grow your super. Here are 5 ways to do just that.

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5 top investment truths

9 June 2021

Investment success isn’t always about chasing higher returns by taking on higher risk – it’s about finding the right balance between risk and return that works for you.

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6 pros and cons of buy-now-pay-later products

9 June 2021

It’s important to get a handle on the pros and cons of buy-now-pay-later platforms before signing up to one.

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A message from MLC Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer

March 2021

Our evidence-based investment approach means we won’t invest in cryptocurrencies until we have a deep understanding, but we won’t dogmatically say ‘never ever’ either.

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Where we are now in investment markets and economies

February 2021

President Biden policies could super-charge the US economy. Those policies, alongside other trends, may also cause inflation to rise.

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A message from MLC Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer

January 2021

President Biden is likely to usher in higher economic growth, which could stir inflation, but potentially benefit value stocks.

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A message from MLC Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer

December 2020

There are trends underway suggesting that reflation may be around the corner.

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Share in the excitement or bank on the house?

October 2020

So, you want to grow your long-term wealth? Do you buy an investment property? Or shares? It’s a complicated but important question. And the answer is not what you might think.

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Which are you – a saver or investor? Or both?

October 2020

Are you saving your money or investing it? We look at the difference and why one might be better than the other. We also explore why you may already be a better investor than you believe.

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Where to now?

September 2020

With the world in turmoil it’s hard to know where to invest. So why not invest in your own future via super. Here’s why it could work…

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Why super balances fluctuate

September 2020

Your super balance may have fluctuated dramatically this year. We look at why that’s happened and what it means over the short and long-term.

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Retirement: where to start

September 2020

If you really want to end up with the retirement you envision, there are some things you can start doing right now.

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How much do you need to retire

September 2020

There’s a whole host of factors that will determine how much you need to retire. It can be complex – but it doesn’t have to be.

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Is investing in bonds safe?

September 2020

While no investment is completely risk-free, government bonds are regarded as one of the safer investment types in the market. Here's why.

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COVID-19 and personal credit ratings

August 2020

Having a good credit rating matters. Bad credit ratings can affect your ability to get a mortgage, secure a car loan, even get a credit card.

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Managing your finances after divorce or separation

August 2020

A separation or divorce can be among the most stressful times in your life. These financial tips can help you keep control of your money—and get your life back on track.

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Are super contributions tax deductible?

August 2020

Are super contributions tax deductible? We identify those that are.

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Managing the COVID-19 crisis–an update on Government policies that might affect you

August 2020

In global terms, Australia is managing the COVID-19 crisis well. However, loss of consumer and business confidence have affected the economy and so the Government has stepped in with massive support measures..

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Shares: why long-term investing works

July 2020

Why long-term investing works when it comes to shares—we address some of the key benefits.

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Financial lessons from COVID-19

July 2020

Here’s five financial lessons that are helping people get through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Early release of super Coronavirus – second application

May 2020

If you’re considering making a second application under the Coronavirus early release of super payment, there may be other options available.

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Dealing with market volatility for soon-to-be retirees

April 2020

While many investors are being advised to stay the course and wait for markets to recover, for soon-to-be retirees with different time horizons, this may not be feasible. Or is it?

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Invest with your head, not your heart: managing investment risk

9 April 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a health issue. However, it's also a timely reminder that investment risks always exist. The key to investing wisely is to know the risks you're taking and how your investments are likely to perform within these risk parameters.

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Insurance inside super — should you keep it?

8 April 2020

If you’re a member of a super fund, it’s more than likely you have insurance through your super. We’ve identified some key things to ask to yourself if you’re trying to determine if you should keep it.

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Managing your super in a market downturn

3 April 2020

If you’ve seen a decrease to your super balance as a result of the coronavirus, it’s understandably cause for concern. Here’s five key areas to consider when experiencing a share market downturn and during increased volatility.

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Wealth Warning: Things to consider about the Government’s $10K early release of super measure

3 April 2020

The Federal Gov’t has announced people facing significant financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus may be able to access a portion of their super early. We look at some of the key points to consider.

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We're making some changes to your fees

March 2020

We’re committed to providing better outcomes when it comes to your retirement. As such, we’re pleased to let you know that we’re updating the fees on several of our products.

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Ageing is old hat for baby boomers

22 May 2019

Baby boomers still want to enjoy a long and happy retirement — it’s just that they don’t want to be ­labelled with the concept of the “r” word.

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Aussies making a slow transition to retirement

22 May 2019

Let’s explore the growing cohort of Australians who work past the age of 65.

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Worry, wellbeing and why more of us work later in life

22 May 2019

Pre-retirees, typically somewhere in the final decade of their working lives, feel less prepared for retirement than ever before.

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