Women on top when it comes to planning for the future

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Women may feel less comfortable with money than men, but in reality they are more in control of their financial futures than their male counterparts.  This is one of the key findings from the latest RaboDirect National Savings and Debt Barometer (NSDB). The most recent NSDB, which RaboDirect conducts annually, polled over 2,355 financial decision

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Dire level of savings nothing to give thanks about

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Thanksgiving may not be a national celebration in Australia, but an exploration of US and Australian attitudes towards savings and debt shows that, when it comes to planning for our financial future, we have a lot in common. And that is, that far too many of us are spending more time planning our next celebratory

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Stay ‘in the black’ this Christmas

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The lead-up to Christmas is a time when personal finances can easily spiral out of control. According to RaboDirect, the online savings division of Rabobank, there is no need to panic however – by taking just a few simple steps you can stay out of the vortex and keep control. “Most people would agree that

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RaboDirect wins Savings Institute of the Year

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Continuing on its success this year, online savings bank RaboDirect was named Savings Institute of the Year in Smart Investor’s Blue Ribbon awards, adding to its growing list of industry accolades. RaboDirect also took the top spot in the Term Deposit (long term) category. These latest awards, which are part of the Financial Review Smart

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Aussie, Aussie Ostrich! We have a head in the sand mentality

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RaboDirect, one of the leading online savings and investment bank, is calling on Australians to take stock of their finances and put a plan in place after a recent survey found that 60% of those uncomfortable with their finances find financial planning daunting and are least likely to try to stay informed about money matters

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Research reveals sobering stats about baby boomers’ outlook

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A recent survey of the savings and debt habits of Australians has revealed that many Baby Boomers are facing precarious times, with a third of this generation entering retirement with a mortgage hangover. RaboDirect’s 2012 National Savings and Debt Barometer reveals that Baby Boomers are feeling the pinch and are the most pessimistic of all

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Survey findings support need for financial literacy in schools

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RaboDirect, the leading online savings and investment bank, announces its support of the government’s Moneysmart Teaching Primary Package, launching today in Adelaide. A recent national survey conducted by RaboDirect revealed just how real the need is for financial literacy to be taught in schools, with Gen X and Baby Boomers outed as the generations currently

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Not so super: Baby Boomers’ retirement reality

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Not having sufficient funds for retirement is a cause for alarm among Baby Boomers in Australia with more than half expecting to run out of money after retiring. According to the latest RaboDirect National Savings and Debt Barometer, Baby Boomers expect to retire with $400,000 in superannuation – which is half of what they think

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Property market winners and losers: more Gen Ys going it alone

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Fewer Gen Ys expect their Baby Boomer parents to help them out with the purchase of their first home this year than in 2011. According to the latest RaboDirect National Savings and Debt Barometer, 64 per cent of Gen Ys don’t expect to need help from their parents, compared with 47 per cent last year.

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