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Australia ranks 13th highest national debt out of G20 nations

With the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Brisbane this weekend, finder.com.au has compared how each of the 20 nations financially stack up against each other. Out of the G20 nations, the European Union holds the biggest national debt, with a whopping US$14.8 trillion (A$16.8 trillion). This isn’t surprising given the European Union is made up of…

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The end is nigh, or is it? Try to turn down the noise | Shane Oliver

In a recent economic commentary Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital explained how our tendency to always fear the worst can make us flawed investors. A combination of the blanket news coverage of economic worries, the associated information avalanche we are now exposed to and our innate fascination with crises is likely making…


11 ways to improve your financial fitness in 2014

Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness in 2014.  If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and…


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