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How to deal with financial stress

Posted by Mark Attard on 13 October 2016
How to deal with financial stress
It's no secret that financial stress is a common cause of anxiety and even depression in Australia. As part of Mental Health Week from October 9 to 15, 2016, FinancePath is focusing on how to avoid financial stress and if you are currently under financial pressure how to deal with it. Mark Attard, FinancePath managing director speaks with Jacqui Whiteford - Professional Leadership and Culture Change Coach and Mentor about: Her personal experience with overcoming financial stress; ...
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Finance Apps - My Prosperity online money tool

Posted by Mark Attard on 11 October 2016
Finance Apps - My Prosperity online money tool
Sick of multiple logs ins? Is keeping track of your personal finance too time consuming? Find out about the finance apps and online money tools that actually work. Mark Attard spoke with My Prosperity CIO Steve Jackel about exactly how to use technology to help track (and grow) your wealth this financial year. Download the transcript below.     For greater control over your money management checkout FinancePath's NEW digital platform Your Smart Money Tool. An...
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Good vs bad debt

Posted by Mark Attard on 27 September 2016
Good vs bad debt
Plus, why having a tailored debt reduction plan matters. If you're like most people trying to get ahead, you have probably heard of the terms 'good debt' and 'bad debt'. So, what do they each mean? And, can any sort of debt REALLY be a good thing? Put simply, while there are many definitions of what constitutes good vs bad debt, broadly speaking here's the deal: GOOD DEBT
Good debt is debt that's used to increase your net worth by buying assets...
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10 years to retirement checklist

Posted by Mark Attard on 13 September 2016
10 years to retirement checklist
A checklist for the unprepared. We spoke to financial planner Stuart Skidmore from Saracens about preparing for retirement. Check out his seven key questions and considerations for everybody who has retirement on their mind.    By Stuart Skidmore Understand that time is your enemy. 10 years equals 120 months. If you are paid monthly and have 10 years before retirement, you will be paid 120 more times so what are you going to do now to achieve what you would like t...
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8 tips to build wealth like millionaires do

Posted by Mark Attard on 13 September 2016
8 tips to build wealth like millionaires do
Make it a game! We've all had a genius idea at one point and wondered if and how we can make money from it.  Turns out we maybe onto something, we just need to sell it - simple!  Liz Davidson from Financial Finesse gives us 8 ways we can build wealth like millionaires. Put aside some of the american terms and focus on some the simple ideas put forward in the article. Remember often the best business ideas are the simple ones. We love the idea of throwing parties and s...
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