Lowering the Cost of Delivering Financial Advice

Lowering the Cost of Delivering Financial Advice

Whilst the Banking Royal Commission was making headlines earlier in the year and for much of last year, our team have been crunching numbers, and now that the data is in, we can’t help...
Media Release: Independent Investment Committee Member Announcement

Media Release: Independent Investment Committee Member Announcement

Media Release: Darren Howlin to join Australian Advice Network Asset Management as Independent investment committee member Centaur Financial Services, as a foundation member of the...
The mental mechanics of procrastination

The mental mechanics of procrastination

Even the most productive amongst us is prone to procrastination at times. So, what can we do about it? And how can we make sure it’s not getting in the way of us achieving our goals?...
Franking credits on the chopping board

Franking credits on the chopping board

What started as an issue few people understood and even fewer cared about has suddenly become a flashpoint for self-funded retirees as we head into a federal election. Yes, we’re talking...
How to keep ahead of the yield curve

How to keep ahead of the yield curve

US Interest rates have been making headlines in recent months, but do they really matter to Australian investors? The short answer is they do, a lot.  Changes in US interest rate...
Navigating Love & Money

Navigating Love & Money

Money makes the world go around. But when it comes to relationships, it can sometimes stop them in their tracks.  Navigating love and money can be tricky, but it’s simpler when you...
Making the most of a windfall

Making the most of a windfall

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about receiving a windfall? In reality, people receive large sums of money in the form of inheritances, redundancy payouts and lottery wins all the time....
Hanging on to that holiday feeling

Hanging on to that holiday feeling

It’s the nearing the end of Summer and most of us are already back from our Christmas breaks. If you’re feeling like that holiday glow didn’t last as long as you wanted, you’re not...
How to speak ‘real estatese’

How to speak ‘real estatese’

First-home buyers (and even second- and third-home buyers) are often baffled by the jargon used by real estate industry professionals. This can result in expensive misunderstandings unless...
Don’t short change your medium term goals

Don’t short change your medium term goals

When it comes to setting financial priorities, medium-term goals often suffer from middle child syndrome, not taken as seriously as the oldest or indulged as much as the youngest.  The...
Royal Commission

Royal Commission

Royal Commission The Royal Commission into banking, superannuation, and the financial services industry came out at 4.10pm today No doubt within our bubble of financial services all my...
Small steps add up

Small steps add up

Sometimes, when thinking about your long-term financial goals, they can seem so big as to be insurmountable. But the truth is, those that achieve financial success don’t usually do so by...
Financial Rules to live by in 2019

Financial Rules to live by in 2019

Australia has enjoyed almost three decades of economic sunshine. But it’s worth remembering that dark clouds can appear without warning over both individuals and economies. You may...
2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Investors started 2018 full of hope, with the global economy and financial markets in good shape, but by year’s end they were uncertain and a little anxious about what lay ahead. Markets...
Avoiding the holiday debt hangover

Avoiding the holiday debt hangover

We’re coming up to the festive season and for all its fun and frivolity, it’s also a time when we loosen the purse strings to accommodate the excess.  We all know there’s...
Can you afford your dream retirement

Can you afford your dream retirement

Planning your dream retirement can be an exciting time. The chance to travel overseas or around Australia without having to rush back to work, time to pursue new hobbies, learn a language...
Protecting your family

Protecting your family

The holidays are traditionally a time to relax and reflect on the importance of family. They are also an opportune moment to think about how you can care for and protect your family all...

Investing in a better retirement

What is superannuation? We all have dreams of what we would like more of in retirement. More time for travel, to pursue other interests or to relax with family and friends. To ensure you...

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