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The rally from December lows has flowed into April with most markets positive. Global shares were up 4.6% and 3.9% in a hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.

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The market rally that began in January continued more modestly in February and into March, with most markets positive.

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After January’s bounce, February was a little quieter but still ended in positive territory, with global shares up by 3.4% and 5.6% in hedged and unhedged terms respectively.

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Beat the challenge of having irregular income by planning your finances.

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If you’re organised with your finances, the high cost of living doesn’t have to mean diminished savings.

The increasing cost of goods and services – from food and housing to transport and utilities – is a reality most Australians have to face every day.

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January was a more positive month for investors after December’s volatility, with shares recovering most of their late 2018 losses. Global shares rose by 7.1% and 4.1% in hedged and unhedged terms respectively.

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In your 40s and still not financially secure? Don’t fret. You can still catch up. Being in your 40s often involves balancing different priorities. For example, you may need to care for your ageing parents, grow your career or business, and if you’re a parent, support your children.

With all these responsibilities, it’s easy to neglect your own financial wellbeing, including building your longterm savings. But it’s not too late to try secure your future. Here are some tips to help you financially make the most of your 40s.

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Setting a goal for the New Year? Make it stick to help you secure your financial future. It’s that time of year when we set new financial goals – or revisit old ones – and promise ourselves we will accomplish them. But many of us struggle to stick to our resolutions. A study of individuals who set a New Year’s resolution found that less than half (46 per cent) reported continuous success at six months.

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Setting a goal for the New Year? Make it stick to help you secure your financial future. It’s that time of year when we set new financial goals – or revisit old ones – and promise ourselves we will accomplish them. But many of us struggle to stick to our resolutions. A study of individuals who set a New Year’s resolution found that less than half (46 per cent) reported continuous success at six months.

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Weaning young adults off the bank of Mum and Dad. Helping young adults become financially independent may benefit both them and their parents.

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