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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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Get realistic about your insurance

It’s time to get realistic about your insurance. Review your insurance policies to make sure your assets as adequately covered.

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The gender Superannuation gap

How will the gender pay gap affect me in retirement?

You’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap. But did you know that the gender gap worsens in retirement? It’s called the gender superannuation gap, and it currently affects nearly half of all retired women in Australia.

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Member Benefits Update Jan/Feb 2018

Welcome to 2018. And welcome to your first Australian Unions Member Benefits email for the year.

Workers needs a pay rise, and this year, Australian Unions will be fighting hard to change the rules so working people can get one.

And with record low wage growth, and the cost of living rising, as union members you get access to a few special opportunities to save some money.

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