Build your wealth

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5 STEPS TO BUILDING WEALTH:

1. Know your financial starting point

If you don't know your current financial position, how will you know if your wealth is growing?

If you want to build your wealth, making a list of all your assets and liabilities is a great place to start. You can revisit the list every year to see how much progress you're making towards building a wealthier future.

Review your current financial position.

Net worth calculator

2. Clear your credit card debt

Getting your debts under control is an essential step towards a wealthier future.

If you don't pay off the full balance on your credit card each month, the interest you are charged will increase your debt and it may take you longer to pay off your card.

Work out how you to reduce your balance fast and save on interest.

Credit card calculator

Video: Ron takes control of his debts

Video about credit cards.

Ron explains how he's reduced his stress levels by getting his debts under control. 

Transcript: Ron takes control of his debts

3. Sort out your super

For many people, super will be the main source of income in retirement, so it makes sense to have a pretty good idea of how much you've got and how it's performing. The earlier you take control of your super, the more you'll have in retirement.

Work out how much super you'll have when you retire.

Super calculator

If you are not on track for the kind of retirement you want, focus on ways to boost your super now.

Video: Bill and Suzie sort out their super

Video about superannuation.

Bill and Suzie are sorting out their super so they can have the lifestyle they want in the future. Check out their tips on the simple steps you can take now that can make a big difference later. Use our retirement planner and learn how to consolidate your super.

Transcript: Bill and Suzie sort out their super

4. Consider getting financial advice

Financial advice can help you clarify your goals and create a plan to achieve them. Depending on your goals and personal circumstances, there are different types of financial advice options available, and various things you should consider when choosing and working with a financial adviser.

Navigate the financial advice process with confidence.

Financial advice toolkit

Video:  George and Mary get financial advice

Video about financial advice.

George and Mary have worked hard all their lives and want to be sure they invest their money wisely. Check out their tips on how to ensure any financial advice you receive is right for you. You can also read our Financial advice and you booklet.

Transcript: George and Mary get financial advice 

5. Plan your investments

No matter what type of investment you're considering, it's important to understand the risks involved so that your investment decisions match your goals, timeframes and risk tolerance.

Start planning your investments.

Investor toolkit

Video: Sophie wants to invest without too much risk

Video about investing.

Sophie is keen to build an investment portfolio but wants to ensure she grows her money without taking on too much risk. Check out her approach to smarter, safer investing. Read our Investing between the flags booklet.

Transcript: Sophie wants to invest without too much risk

Whatever financial goals you have, we have the tools and guidance to help you.


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Last updated: 01 Feb 2017