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Member Benefits Update April 2018

In the bumper April edition of your Member Benefits Update you can read about the ACTU's upcoming "12 days of action to Change the Rules", find out about United Voice's Big Steps campaign, learn how our brains are hardwired financially, get a fantastic deal on hire cars, join our FREE footy tipping competitions plus there is a $100 WISH gift card to be won!

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Check your latest Super statement

Recent media reports have shone a spotlight on Tax Office estimates of underpayments of $17.1 billion in compulsory super entitlements to Australian workers from 2009 to 2015. 

Impacted Australians will end their working lives with lower account balances in their super than they should have. That is potentially a lot of money they won’t have to help them fund their retirements!

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Money brain barriers

You know the right steps to take with your money; you’re just not taking them. It could be a matter of how your brain is hardwired.

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Member Benefits Update March 2018

In the March edition of your Member Benefits Update find out about what's happening in your state for International Women's Day, learn about the gender gap in Superannuation, there are our FREE footy tipping competitions for union members to join, you can register for the 2018 Mother's Day Classic and save a tonne with great 'union member only' deals on home insurance and new cars.  Plus there's another couple of fantastic DVDs to win.  

 

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The money mistake you can't afford to make

One in four Australians are making a big mistake with their money and it’s draining their finances.

Research shows 25% of Aussies are not paying off debt even though they’re sitting on cash savings. And it turns out it’s not something that’s unique to Australians. Researchers in the UK have even coined the term “co-holding” to describe the habit of being in debt while having savings.

There can be perfectly logical reasons to hold both debt and savings. After all, having a pool of spare cash makes us more confident about managing an emergency.  The problem is, co-holding could be costing you dearly. Let’s do the sums to see why.

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