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Celebrate your successes this festive season!

It's that time of year when life gets even busier with parties, kids concerts, and shopping. But we hope that in between the craziness of the festive season, that you get to enjoy time with your family and friends and celebrate your successes for the year.

In our final newsletter for 2017 we kick-off with an overview of virtual currencies: what are they and what are the risks. If you are retired, or retirement is near, then our article on taking a "dynamic" approach to spending is a must-read. And, our article on behavioural finance takes a look at why we make certain investment decisions.

Have a merry Christmas without the new year financial hangover with our 5 tips to stretch your christmas dollars further. For some summer holiday inspiration, we have included a list of easy-to-reach Australian islands.

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Karyn Nimmo

Virtual currencies

Many virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin have emerged over the last 10 years but just how safe are they? We explain how virtual currencies work and the risks you take buying, trading or investing in them.

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How to develop a "dynamic" approach to retiree spending

The combination of historically-low yields, expected muted investment returns and growing life expectancies are making it particularly challenging for retirees to calculate how much to draw down from their retirement savings.

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Behavioural finance: Why is it so relevant in the field of investing?

It is now understood that when we make economic, financial and investment decisions, we do so as flawed humans with an inbuilt tendency to do the wrong thing. Recognising this is the first step towards changing our behaviour for the better.

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5 ways to stretch your Christmas dollars further

Christmas should be full of laughter and good cheer, and if you plan wisely, you can also avoid a spartan New Year spent paying off your yuletide spending. In this article we look at how you can have a very merry – and affordable – Christmas.

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Ferry good! 6 easy-to-reach Australian islands

Dreaming of an island adventure? Australia’s coastline is dotted with spectacular islands that make for boundless exploration, providing the feeling of being a world away from everyday life. And as you’ll soon discover, an island escape doesn’t have to be a drawn-out exercise.

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