Member Benefits

Member Benefits Update October 2021

Date Published: 07/10/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the October edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month we have savings tips from ME, investment advice from PartnerVest and an introduction to Union Shopper.  We’re also giving away a $50 Gift Card from the Official Australian Unions Store. Dead money: The hidden cost putting a black hole in budgets…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/07/member-benefits-update-october-2021/

A non-super investment you can access!

Date Published: 05/10/2021
Category: Member Benefits

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ― Amelia Earhart We all know how important saving for retirement is, but let’s face it, figuring out what to do with your non-super assets can be a headache: what to investing in?, how much to contribute or withdraw?, and even just…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/05/a-non-super-investment-you-can-access/

Dead money: The hidden cost putting a black hole in budgets

Date Published: 05/10/2021
Category: Member Benefits

‘Do I really need it?’ That’s the question Australians are being encouraged to ask, with research showing one in three people are paying for subscription services they don’t use. Australians love subscription services. Six out of ten of us have signed up for subscriptions or memberships, with 52% of people admitting to signing up for…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/05/dead-money-the-hidden-cost-putting-a-black-hole-in-budgets/

Member Benefits Update September 2021

Date Published: 09/09/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the September edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got concerning news from Me about financial security for workers, an update on the Australian Unions campaign for Secure Jobs and an update on the markets from Partnervest.  We’re also giving away a $50 Gift Card from the Official Australian Unions Store….

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/09/member-benefits-update-september-2021/

ISA releases new research on equal pay day – gender super gap to span decades

Date Published: 08/09/2021
Category: Member Benefits

The typical woman is retiring with a quarter less super than the typical man and with Australia’s gender pay gap growing in the last six months the savings gap could also widen. The median super balance for a woman in her early 60s is just $131,352 lagging the male median of $177,882. Nationally women trail…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/08/isa-releases-new-research-on-equal-pay-day-gender-super-gap-to-span-decades/

A Growing China and “Emerging” Markets Demand Australian Investor Attention

Date Published: 08/09/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Thus far, 2021 has us all focused on the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting fallout both at home and abroad. And while this deserves our attention, it’s important not to lose sight of other powerful trends that will shape both our lives and our investment portfolios for years to come. One…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/08/a-growing-china-and-emerging-markets-demand-australian-investor-attention/

A quarter of Aussies can only maintain their lifestyle for up to a month if they lost their income

Date Published: 08/09/2021
Category: Member Benefits

The current and future comfort of many households is in question, according to ME Bank’s latest Household Financial Comfort Report, a bi-annual survey which quantifies how comfortable Australian households feel about their financial situation. Despite new records in cash savings, 21% of Australian households reported less than $1,000 in cash savings – down 6 percentage…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/08/a-quarter-of-aussies-can-only-maintain-their-lifestyle-for-up-to-a-month-if-they-lost-their-income/

Adventure awaits!

Date Published: 09/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Picture this: a Sunday drive behind the wheel of a high performance sports car. Or maybe your idea of adventure is hitting the trails in a 4×4, with the kids and bikes piled in. Whatever your speed, Hertz have a rental vehicle to suit, with deals just for Members! Offer 1 – Reduced Excess (for…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/09/adventure-awaits/

What’s in your wallet? Probably not cash

Date Published: 03/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

One in three Australians would be happy to go completely cashless by 2022, but we’re still not embracing the latest options for fast, secure shopping. A quiet revolution has been taking place in the hip pockets of Australians. Notes and coins – once the go-to payment choice for shoppers, have gradually been replaced by debit…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/03/whats-in-your-wallet-probably-not-cash/

Member Benefits Update August 2021

Date Published: 03/08/2021
Category: Member Benefits

Greetings and welcome to the August edition of the Australian Unions Member Benefits update. This month, we’ve got a prediction on the future of cash from Me, our campaign for a wage subsidy to protect jobs and good news for young workers.  We’re also giving away an Australian Unions hoodie from the Official Australian Unions Store….

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/03/member-benefits-update-august-2021/