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John Collett writes about personal finance for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Property price falls may be bigger than expected
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Property price falls may be bigger than expected

If the Reserve Bank of Australia keeps lifting official interest rates, the decline in housing values ‘will continue to gather steam and become more widespread’.

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More help for those seeking to buy their first home
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More help for those seeking to buy their first home

Expansion in the number of places in government-backed, low-deposit property purchase schemes comes as the average deposit paid by first-time buyers reaches $120,000.

  • by John Collett
Analysts remain bullish for sharemarket recovery
Analysis

Analysts remain bullish for sharemarket recovery

There are plenty of reasons why the Australian sharemarket can go higher this financial year, with many companies “cashed up” and their profits at record highs.

  • by John Collett
The COVID-related tax deductions you need to know
Analysis

The COVID-related tax deductions you need to know

Taxpayers often neglect to submit legitimate tax-deductions in their annual returns, particularly what can be claimed because of COVID-19.

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‘Nothing to see here’: ASX-listed companies under-report climate risk
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‘Nothing to see here’: ASX-listed companies under-report climate risk

A study of ASX-listed companies on their sustainability reporting finds many are understating their climate change or other ESG risks, claiming there is ‘nothing to see here.’

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Newbie investors suffer as market darlings lose lustre
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Newbie investors suffer as market darlings lose lustre

The value of sharemarket portfolios held by many young people are seriously underwater, as their investments of choice – technology company shares and cryptocurrency – take a big hit.

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Ethical fund ‘transparency and trust paramount’
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Ethical fund ‘transparency and trust paramount’

The financial regulator is stepping up efforts to rid the superannuation and fund management industries of so-called “greenwashing”, where claims to invest in an environmentally responsible manner often cannot be substantiated.

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Millennials want more control of retirement savings
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Millennials want more control of retirement savings

Millennials want more control over their retirement savings and are establishing self-managed super funds in ever-increasing numbers, to broaden their investments into a wider range of asset classes than superannuation funds traditionally offer.

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Pre-retirees told not to panic as market meltdown hits super balances

Pre-retirees told not to panic as market meltdown hits super balances

Super accounts took a beating this week following the carnage on world sharemarkets but experts caution that super is a long-term investment and those who panic usually miss out on the rebound.

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The way we work has changed, and so have our expectations
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The way we work has changed, and so have our expectations

COVID-19 has changed the way we work; mostly for the better. However, flexibility and working from home is a double-edged sword, particularly for those just starting out in the workforce.

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Five ways to help your share portfolio beat market carnage, inflation
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Five ways to help your share portfolio beat market carnage, inflation

While rising prices are bad for many investments, there are some – such as energy and agriculture stocks – that analysts expect to do well over the next two years.

  • by John Collett