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Powering Down For A Relaxing Holiday

Powering down for a relaxing holiday

It’s nice to enjoy a break over the summer months. In fact, it’s an Aussie tradition – that mass exodus after Boxing Day that sees us head off for some well-earned rest and relaxation. However, it can be hard to unwind when we have a device in our pocket buzzing away every couple of minutes….

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How To Give Back

How to give back

Australia is a giving country, but we often give in kind rather than financially. Whenever there is a disaster here or overseas, Australians rush to donate their time, household goods and cash. However, we still lag New Zealand, the US, Canada and the United Kingdom when it comes to giving money. According to Philanthropy Australia,…

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Destinations To Fire Up Your Passions

Destinations to fire up your passions

The world is an amazing place, with so much to see and do. In fact, sometimes it can feel as though there is so much to experience it can be quite a challenge selecting a destination, but if you follow your heart and explore your passions when planning a trip you can’t go wrong. Considering…

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gut health

Trust your gut to boost your health

Gut health has become one of the hottest health topics in recent years as we have started to learn about the complex connection between gut health and overall health. So why is gut health so important and how can we support and boost our own microbiomes? Firstly, what exactly is a microbiome? The human microbiome…

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Christmas in Australia

Celebrating the festive season, the Aussie way

If you’ve ever hosted a visitor from overseas during the festive season you may have seen them a little bemused by the way we celebrate. It’s quite understandable as we do things a little bit differently down under. Christmas in Australia – while fundamentally a religious festival celebrating the birth of Jesus – is also…

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Many reason to take a holiday, so go on... take a break!

Go on… take a break!

One of the things many of us have been missing over the past few years is holidays, but now that the world is opening up again for travel and destinations that have been pretty quiet are now eagerly welcoming back tourists, taking a break has never been more appealing. Holidays are not just a lovely…

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What exactly is inflation? LifePath Financial Planning answers the question

What exactly is inflation?

By Beatrice Yeo, Economist What exactly is inflation? Why is the RBA so keen to see it return? And more importantly, what does this all mean for investors? The Reserve Bank of Australia has recently made an unprecedented change to the way it targets inflation. The bank’s mandate is to use monetary policy to keep…

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US Election 2020 - A house divided

US Election: A House Divided

After a tense few days of vote counting, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the US. The larger story, however, is that the US remains a house divided. Polarisation has been on the march over recent decades, but the Trump-Biden contest has underscored social and political divisions that are arguably worse than…

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LifePath Financial Advisers EOFY planning guide 2020

How COVID-19 changes tax time

As this financial year draws to a close, it will be viewed as a year like no other. COVID-19 (coronavirus) has impacted everybody’s life, albeit in different ways for different people. For some, staying at home has meant greater savings. For others, the virus has meant lower wages or even the prospect of unemployment for…

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LifePath Advisers look at the Australian Economy in 2020

Timing the economic reboot

After successfully navigating our initial response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health crisis, backed up by $285 billion in government support to individuals and businesses to keep the economy ticking over, our thoughts are turning to how to get the economy back on its feet. It’s a huge task, but Australia is better placed than most…

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Healthy ageing through diet - LifePath financial planning

Healthy ageing through diet and exercise

The Australian Government’s Health Direct website recommends a balanced diet for seniors. This includes the normal advice about fruit and vegetables (five portions of vegetables and two portions of fruit a day), wholegrain varieties of bread, pasta and rice, some milk and dairy foods, as well as protein from lean meats, fish (two portions of…

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teaching kids about finances

Help your kids avoid the debt spiral

When you’re young and living life to the full, it can be tempting to see your credit card as a bottomless well of money. And faced with higher living costs than previous generations – not to mention the lure of online shopping – many young people find themselves spending beyond their means on a regular…

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