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Episode 23 - How to Help Your Kids own their First Home 

Duration 38:51 minutes | File Size 36.51 MB

With capital city house prices having doubled in the last five years, many parents despair of their children ever being able to afford their first home, and wonder if they should be reaching into their own pockets to help. According to Digital Finance Analytics, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is providing up to $85,000 each to nearly 56% of first home buyers, and most of those buyers are already in their thirties1.

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Episode 22 - Federal Budget 2018 – Opportunities and Considerations

Duration 17:50 minutes | File Size 16.75 MB

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third budget features personal tax cuts as one of the Government’s core measures. Gemma Dale, discusses the key takeaways from the Budget announcement and specifically takes a deep dive into the proposed changes to the taxation, superannuation and pension systems.

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Episode 21 - Market Threats and Opportunities with Jack Lowenstein

Duration 27:16 minutes | File Size 38.34 MB

What do French trams, the Bank of Internet and a Pakinstani cement company have in common? They’ve all found their way into the global equity portfolios managed by Morphic Asset Management’s Jack Lowenstein. Morphic’s portfolios are global, ethically screened and allow for shorting, representing an expansive view of the world’s current investment opportunities.

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Episode 20 - What’s ahead for the Australian property market

Duration 27:20 minutes | File Size 38.45 MB

After five years of unprecedented growth in house prices in some of Australia’s largest cities, many investors are more exposed to residential property values than ever before. Others who may be looking to buy a first home or investment property are hopeful price growth has moderated.

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Episode 19 - How to Create Your Own Financial Plan with Paul Clitheroe – Part 2

Duration 19:45 minutes | File Size 36.1 MB

In part 1 of this must-listen podcast, renowned finance expert Paul Clitheroe, Chair of InvestSmart and the Government’s Financial Literacy Board, outlined the critical steps for creating your own financial plan – and achieving your goal of financial independence.

In part 2 of this two part series, Paul goes further to explain some of the critical concepts of building wealth.

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Episode 18 - How to Create Your Own Financial Plan with Paul Clitheroe – Part 1

Duration 25:30 minutes | File Size 47.83 MB

Most Australians know that a good financial plan will set them up for the life they dream of, but are nervous about seeking advice from a financial planner. Renowned finance expert Paul Clitheroe, Chair of InvestSmart and the Government’s Financial Literacy Board, is passionate about helping all Australians reach their financial goals – the smart way.

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Episode 17 - Don't Let Tariffs Trump Your Portfolio

Duration 36:45 minutes | File Size 34.48 MB

The U.S. argues that trade barriers are warranted in order to reduce its deficits against its trading partners as well as to protect American jobs and intellectual property. However, the risk is that as other countries retaliate against tariffs, there could be unintended consequences for various industries and workers and global growth is impacted.

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Episode 16 - Top 5 Mistakes with SMSF Borrowing

Duration 23:21 minutes | File Size 21.96 MB

For many SMSF experts, the number one question they get from prospective and current SMSF trustees is ‘Can I use my super to borrow to buy property?’ The legislation governing SMSF borrowing is complex and fraught with pitfalls for the unwary investor, and yet there is plenty of potential to use this strategy to grow your retirement savings.

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Episode 15 - Currency outlook for 2018 – how the dollar could affect your portfolio

Duration 29:35 minutes | File Size 27.1 MB

The Australian dollar is renowned as a volatile currency, having traded as high as $US1.10 and as low as $US0.49 over the last two decades. Over the last two years, however, it has traded in a relatively narrow range – is this lulling investors into a false sense of security?

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Episode 14 - Going global in 2018

Duration 24:01 minutes | File Size 22.39 MB

Australian listed companies represent approximately only 2% of world share market capitalisation according to MSCI and many great investment opportunities, particularly in sectors such as technology and pharmaceuticals, are available only in markets such as the US and Europe. As a result, Australian investors are increasingly looking offshore to diversify and grow their portfolios.

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Episode 13 - Is an SMSF right for me?

Duration 27:19 minutes | File Size 25.45 MB

There are now over 600,000 SMSFs in Australia, with over 1.1million investors having chosen to manage their own retirement savings. SMSFs offer unprecedented control, flexibility and investment choice, but also come with a long list of responsibilities and obligations, so it’s worth giving considerable thought to whether it’s the right structure for you.

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Episode 12 - Should you consider the new Downsizing Contribution to Super?

Duration 17:52 minutes | File Size 16.65 MB

Recent legislation gives older Australians the opportunity to contribute up to $300,000 each to superannuation if they sell their homes. This sounds like a great way to increase your super and free up some capital for a more comfortable retirement, but do the benefits really stack up?

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Episode 11 - How much can I afford to spend in retirement?

Duration 15:09 minutes | File Size 14.24 MB

While many of us long for leisurely days playing golf and gardening, or perhaps travelling the world, the reality of retirement presents many challenges for older Australians. Making your savings last a lifetime is a tricky proposition, and both spending too much, and too little, during this stage of life can hugely affect the quality of your post working life.

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Episode 10 - ETFs - Behind the Hype

Duration 34:34 minutes | File Size 32.17 MB

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, have become one of the most popular products for investors who are wishing to create long term wealth. Once just simple index trackers, they now offer exposure to currencies, sectors such as robotics and biotechnology, and even allow investors to short or leverage their market exposure.

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Episode 9 - The Great Disconnect – Portfolio Risks in 2018

Duration 32:50 minutes | File Size 30.8 MB

In early 2018, US equity markets had reached their highest levels on record, the ASX had shrugged off the shroud of the 5000s and volatility was at all-time lows. Yet for those who closely watch Treasury markets and geopolitics, there was great uncertainty unheeded by exuberant equity investors.

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Episode 8 - Preparing for earnings season

Duration 27:29 minutes | File Size 25.8 MB

February earnings season offers an opportunity for investors to get a greater insight into company performance, compare results within sectors and re-balance their portfolios. If you are new to investing or just want to update your market knowledge, earnings season also brings a wealth of insights and commentary to retail investors – but it’s important not to get overwhelmed.

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Episode 7 - Busting the $1million retirement myth

Duration 21:06 minutes | File Size 19.67MB

To provide for a reasonable retirement, many pundits will tell you that you need a superannuation balance of $1m or more. Others believe such estimates are unhelpful and assert that you may need only a fraction of that amount to enjoy a long and comfortable retirement.

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Episode 6 - Investing in a Low Yield Environment

Duration 28:05 minutes | File Size 26.36MB

With interest rates at historical lows around the world, investors who rely on income from their portfolios have been forced to seek yield from other assets or suffer a real decline in their standard of living. For many retirees, and others, this is a real and persistent problem, and alternative portfolio solutions are needed.

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Episode 5 - Understanding IPOs and Capital Raisings

Duration 21:04 minutes | File Size 19.6MB

Many of the biggest investment success stories in recent times have listed in the last several months. Australian IPOs outperformed the overall ASX by over 25% in the first three quarters of 2017*. For investors, however, the decision to buy stock in a company that has previously been private can be a challenging one.

* OnMarket Third Quarter IPO Report, October 2017


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Episode 4 - Understanding hybrid securities

Duration 27:23 minutes | File Size 25.45MB

Hybrid securities have become a popular choice among investors seeking income in the current low yield environment. But hybrids are not without risks. In this episode, we take you through many of the essentials that investors should understand about hybrids including their history, why banks issue them and how they work.

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Episode 3 - Saving for retirement, without using super

Duration 22:39 minutes | File Size 21.07MB

In this episode, we look at strategies to save for your retirement outside superannuation. Superannuation continues to be the most popular and tax effective vehicle for saving for retirement, but the reduced contribution caps and Transfer Balance Cap have now limited its effectiveness for many people, leaving many investors wondering what alternatives will assist them to achieve their retirement savings objectives.

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Episode 2 - Super vs The Mortgage

Duration 15:09 minutes | File Size 14.11MB

In this episode, we look at two of the most popular strategies to build wealth: paying off non-deductible debt and saving through super, and do the maths on which is most likely to give you the best financial outcome.

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Episode 1 - Saving for your kids’ education

Duration 23:17 minutes | File Size 21.35MB

Welcome to Your Wealth. In our pilot episode, we look at strategies to save for your children’s education expenses – a serious topic for many parents and grandparents with young kids. I interview finance expert Katie Whiffen about when to start saving, how much you need, saving vs investing and whether borrowing can help.