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Our tax system has turned into a ‘monster’
What are you planning to do better this year?
Invest in yourself • A better-paying job, coupled with disciplined saving, can make a big difference to your long-term wealth
NEWS & VIEWS
Tax net tightens on the sharing economy
Guarantors can reduce risk
Cut through the confusion
NEWS & VIEWS
Fact file Casey Flint • Associate at private equity firm Square Peg; aged 26; lives in Sydney’s Kirribilli
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IT’S NOT OVER YET • WHILE 2022 IS LIKELY TO BE A MORE “NORMAL” YEAR, PROPERTY PRICES WILL RISE STRONGLY IN MANY AREAS
OTHER STATES AND TERRITORIES
HOW TO STAY AFLOAT IN RISING TIDES • INVESTORS WHO DON’T WANT TO BE CAUGHT NAKED SHOULD PREPARE FOR A NUMBER OF POSSIBLE UPHEAVALS LOOMING IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
WHAT TO WATCH IN 2022
Welcome to our new column
Should I stay or should I go? • Here are four rules to help you make one of life’s most challenging decisions
In search of a better deal • When switching mortgage providers, take the time to ensure the new offer is as good as it looks
Are you missing out?
Is now the time to fix?
A top-up can do the trick • Thanks to booming values, more homeowners have the option of financing a renovation or extension by increasing their mortgage
How to beat a brain freeze • The inability to make a decision can leave your finances in a wreck
Three ways to improve decision-making
Strike while the tools are hot • Tradies who are keen to run their own show are perfectly placed to cash in on the country’s building boom
How to go it alone
Blueprint for a happy blended household • Everyone needs to be clear about where they stand – financially as well as emotionally – in a combined household
To be safe, work through this checklist
Boost your buying power • Teaming up with a family member or friend can beat the affordability challenge
Agreement helps protect everyone
Special loan can be an option
5 hazards in co-buying
Think about personal insurances
How it works: an aunt comes to the rescue
Let the experts do the work • Professionally managed trusts provide income and diversification for a modest outlay
Keep the costs under control • No detail is too small if you want your dream to be realised on time and on budget
How to prepare a budget
When retirees change their minds • More older people are turning their backs on “the dream” and going back to work
Enjoy your job and boost savings
You find yourself in a dud super fund • How to know what to look for in a super fund and when it’s time to move on to greener pastures
Get off to a smart start • If you are clear about the basics of investing – including tax and...