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Ask Paul: Pay off home or top up super?

Tennille: I am 30, earning $50,000, with $26,000 in super. My husband, Ben, is 31, a sole trader with a taxable income of $60,000 last financial year and has $8000 in super. We have three young children, with a home valued at $900,000 (mortgage $280,000). Last year we purchased an investment property, borrowing the whole amount…

Help is at hand – and it’s free

There is a surprising amount of free financial advice available to consumers. Did you know, for example, that the Department of Human Services’ financial information service offers free financial seminars? It aims to provide consumers with useful and unbiased information on money management. The seminars are available in every state, so check the Human Services…

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