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Avril Liljekvist: Five tips to navigate the digital finance world

As technology creates new opportunities for us to interact with financial and other services, the possibilities both good and bad can seem overwhelming.

Here are five tips you can use to navigate digital spaces safely and effectively.

Take advantage of online tools

Many companies now provide you with round-the-clock access to your financial information online.

Banks and superannuation funds have mobile apps and websites where you can check your balances, monitor payments and stay on top of your current position. While sometimes we need a call centre to deal with specific concerns, online facilities can be accessed when convenient for us.

Educational resources can teach you how to understand a superannuation statement, create a personalised budget or check what your tax should be if you change salaries.

Sites like Moneysmart provide free resources to help you work through different aspects…

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