Investor Resources

Economic Growth and Equity Returns.

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Reading the Australian Financial Review on an interstate flight yesterday, I accepted the assertion that the slowing of economic growth in China was a large contributor to the recent volatility to global share markets. This week in Australia at least, we had a drop in the market of 4.1 per cent Monday and a rise […]

Retirement

Superannuation Nest Egg

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  Like many countries, Australia has a compulsory savings system in an attempt to ensure individuals have adequate retirement savings to provide income when they’re no longer working. It’s called Superannuation or ‘Super’ for short; currently a minimum of 9.5% of our pre-tax salary is directly contributed to Super. Individuals can voluntarily contribute more of […]

Retirement

Making the Most of Superannuation on a Lower Income

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As a graduate student I’ve spent most of my adult life (the last 11 years) working casual or part-time, with only 12 months in paid full time work between degrees in 2008. This has meant a lower income for me, between $6,000 p.a. as a teenager and approx. $40,000 p.a. now (and I’m still studying […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (July 2015)

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This is the first net worth update for wealthfromthirty. I hope one day to achieve a far greater net worth and believe tracking my net worth monthly will help reach that goal. The priority is currently to reduce short-term debts (i.e. credit card debt), keep emergency savings above $10,000 (currently $10,671) and increase long-term investments […]