magazine ∣ December 2020 / January 2021 · Money Magazine
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Money magazine helps you manage your finances by cutting through the jargon to deliver clear and precise information to help you save money and make the most of your investments. Each issue, you'll enjoy credible, well-researched reports and expert commentary from some of Australia's most respected financial writers.
In a world of change, go for the best
Topics that are well worth exploring
What gifts will you be giving this festive season?
Focus on the big picture • To end a challenging year on a brighter note it’s important to recognise what matters most to you
NEWS & VIEWS
Paul’s verdict: Buy the home you would like to live in and rent it out • With your own subsidised rent, you will build wealth more quickly
Home can be an investment too
ASK YOUR QUESTION
Relishing a seat at the big table
NEED PAUL’S HELP?
I spend too much at Christmas • ‘Tis the season to be jolly … and to be careful to avoid a debt hangover in the new year
Where do our charity dollars go? • Check that your donation reaches the right people
Play the smart card in giving • At a time when many people are worried about the future, there’s no need to overspend on a “feel-good” gift
Three tips for buying a gift card:
Life with ‘boomerang’ kids • Adult children who still live at home are a growing challenge for parents
Step up to the next level • It’s been a tough year but this seven-point plan can help your SME recover and prosper in 2021
Turn your family home into a cash cow • A spare room or other space can help top up your income
Buy soon, pay later • Would-be home buyers are being advised to make their move before government support dries up and prices rise too much
Shine a light on how your nest egg is growing • High fees and poor returns will harm your retirement lifestyle
Underperformers will be sent to the sin bin
In the real world, numbers don’t tell the whole story • The average return from the Australian stockmarket changes dramatically depending on the period under review
Flourish ... or freeze in fear • Volatile markets are manna from heaven for investors who hold their nerve
Three ways to handle the chaos
All the good works pay off • Concerns about climate change and the environment are driving the strong growth of ethical investing
There is life after debt • Australia is well placed to “pay the piper” after the massive pandemic spending
Long live the dividend payers • Classic set-and-forget stocks have been hammered, so it’s time to look elsewhere
Need help? • Useful numbers and websites
“The bank of mum and dad is the only way forward for the next generation”
THE BEST OF THE Best 2021
How the winners are chosen • Thousands of products were compared across superannuation, managed funds, ETPs, banking, insurance, brokers and broadband/ mobiles
How to use our awards • Our focus on best value, rather than just price, can make your money work harder in 2021
Prepare for a bumpy ride
On active duty • In today’s investment world, it’s not just the bottom line that matters. A company’s behaviour, in light of higher community expectations, also has to be taken into account.
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