Generation Y so stressed?

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Survey reveals generations’ financial habits and worries Generation Y may appear to have it all – not only are they young with grand aspirations for their budding futures, they are more likely than Gen X and Baby Boomers to claim they are better off financially than last year. This is according to the RaboDirect Financial […]

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Going to have to face it, we’re addicted to debt

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RaboDirect research reveals people may be taking on more debt yet becoming more comfortable with this debt Results from the 2014 RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer (FHB) have uncovered a national picture about levels and attitudes to debt amongst Australians. According to the research, 23% of people claim to be more in debt than 12 months […]

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Parents warned: Boomerang kids replaced by ‘never leavers’

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Well-meaning parents may actually be doing their Gen Y kids more harm than good by letting them live at home unconditionally and indefinitely according to the latest research from the 2014 RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer (FHB). According to a recent report, parents of Gen Y ‘never leavers’ pay an estimated $5,000 a year in added […]

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Aussie women living just 92 days from financial ruin

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The latest RaboDirect Financial Health Barometer (FHB) reveals that women are worse off than their male counterparts when it comes to the size of their savings buffer. The survey revealed that females would only have a 92 day savings buffer if they were to lose their job tomorrow, compared to men who reported a 120 […]

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Simple secret to eternal happiness revealed

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Research shows Australia’s happiest people may not be rich, famous or even good looking $125,000 found to be the optimal salary for achieving happiness Everyone wants to be happy. It has been the subject of books, films and in 2014 Pharrell Williams’ tune Happy went to number 1 in more than 30 countries from Slovakia to Spain, […]

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Control freaks – SMSFs take charge for a happier future

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When it comes to being ‘super’ happy in the future, having control of their retirement funding is putting those with a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) ahead of the rest. This is according to the 2013 RaboDirect National Savings and Debt Barometer which shows that respondents with an SMSF were not only happier but were in […]

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Advice conundrum – Gen Y trust financial advisers but view as too expensive

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When it comes to money and our financial futures – who do we turn to and trust most to give quality advice? According to the 2013 RaboDirect National Savings & Debt Barometer (NSDB), 36% of Gen Y relied on family and friends for financial advice – using their loved ones over a bank (33%), an […]

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Savers increase their lifeline by 43 days in twelve months

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Survey reveals Australians built up their savings buffer in wake of economic downturn Australians have learnt a valuable lesson from recent tough economic times, and have been busy squirrelling away savings in order to protect themselves from any further uncertainty; RaboDirect research shows. Impressively, almost a third of Australians have a savings safeguard that would […]

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Laughing all the way to the bank

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Survey finds that regular savers are healthier and happier While money itself may not be enough to buy happiness, regular saving habits can literally see people laugh all the way to the bank according to the 2013 RaboDirect National Saving and Debt Barometer (NSDB). The research found that regular savers[1] can bank on happiness and good health, uncovering […]

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Australians dreaming of a tight Christmas

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It may be a common gripe that Christmas comes earlier each year but new research has revealed that Christmas budgeting has already been underway in around one in five households since October. The research comes from the 2013 RaboDirect National Savings and Debt Barometer (NSDB), an extensive study of Australians’ attitudes towards money and savings. […]

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