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Market movements & review video – July 2021
Market Update

Market movements & review video – July 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian and global markets over the past month. Our…

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July Newsletter
Newsletter

July Newsletter

It’s July, there’s a nip in the air and winter has well and truly set in, as Australia deals with…

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What’s up with inflation?
Business

What’s up with inflation?

Fears of a resurgence in inflation has been the big topic of conversation among bond and sharemarket commentators lately, which may come as a surprise to many given that our rate of inflation is just 1.1 per cent. Yet despite market rumblings, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) appears quite […]

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Going For Gold To Achieve Your Goals
Business

Going For Gold To Achieve Your Goals

The Olympic Games always provides a platform to marvel at what humans are capable of, as the athletes competing strive to be the fastest, the strongest or just the best, to win gold. While this year may be a little different, the Games still give us the opportunity to be […]

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New Financial Year Rings In Some Super Changes…
Business

New Financial Year Rings In Some Super Changes…

As the new financial year gets underway, there are some big changes to superannuation that could add up to a welcome lift in your retirement savings. Some, like the rise in the Superannuation Guarantee (SG), will happen automatically so you won’t need to lift a finger. Others, like higher contribution […]

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June Newsletter
Newsletter

June Newsletter

It’s June which means winter has officially arrived. As we rug up and spend more time indoors,…

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Market movements & review video – June 2021
Market Update

Market movements & review video – June 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian and global markets over the past month. Our…

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Counting down to June 30
Business

Counting down to June 30

It’s been a year of change like no other and that extends to tax and superannuation. As the end…

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Federal Budget 2021-22 Analysis
Federal Budget 2021-22

Federal Budget 2021-22 Analysis

Investing in recovery In his third and possibly last Budget before the next federal election,…

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Market movements & review video – May 2021
Market Update

Market movements & review video – May 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian and global markets over the past month. Our…

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May Newsletter
Newsletter

May Newsletter

May is here and in cooler regions the colours of autumn are all around. In Canberra, Treasurer…

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April Newsletter
Newsletter

April Newsletter

April is now here and started with a welcomed Easter break. As the vaccine rollout continues…

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Market movements & review video – April 2021
Business

Market movements & review video – April 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian and global markets over the past month. Our…

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March Newsletter
Newsletter

March Newsletter

After an eventful summer of weather extremes, on-again off-again lockdowns and the swearing in of a new US President, many will be hoping that Autumn ushers in a change of more than the season. As the vaccine rollout begins, there are also promising signs that economic recovery may be earlier […]

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Market movements & review video – March 2021
Business

Market movements & review video – March 2021

Stay up to date with what's happened in Australian and global markets over the past month.   Our…

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February Newsletter
Newsletter

February Newsletter

It’s February already, crazy how time flies. The kids are back at school and Australia is getting back to business. It’s still not business as usual, but with the vaccine rollout about to begin, there is a growing sense of optimism. There was a sense of relief on the global […]

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How much does a full nest cost?
Lifestyle

How much does a full nest cost?

The financial toll on parents of adult children living at home Whether you put it down to laziness, housing affordability, lavish lifestyle or wider societal changes, today almost one in three young people aged 18 to 34 live in the parental home.  That’s a figure up from about one in […]

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Our changing relationship status…with our devices
Lifestyle

Our changing relationship status…with our devices

If your New Year’s resolution was to spend less time glued to your phone, you’ve probably found that unexpectedly challenging this year. While the impact of COVID-19 differs from state to state, many of us have experienced social isolation and the call to stay and work from home where possible, […]

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Inflation, deflation – what’s in a name?
Economy

Inflation, deflation – what’s in a name?

When the inflation rate fell into negative territory in the June quarter, it was so unusual it begged the question of what this means for the economy. Are we facing deflation or even stagflation and what is the difference? In the June quarter the annual inflation rate fell to minus 0.3 per […]

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Time to break up with bad habits?
Lifestyle

Time to break up with bad habits?

We all have bad habits, and they can be many and varied. They can be as big as poor time management which can impact your productivity, or as small as nail biting which drives your loved ones crazy! You might self-sabotage, such as tucking into that tub of ice-cream even […]

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Algorithms driving our narrowing focus
Investing

Algorithms driving our narrowing focus

There’s no doubt we live in a curated world. Online algorithms serve up content designed to meet our needs based on what we’ve liked and engaged with in the past. And while this can help us find what we’re looking for, the problem is that while these algorithms reflect our […]

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Is an SMSF right for you
SMSF

Is an SMSF right for you

As anyone who has joined the weekend crowd at Bunnings knows, Australians love DIY. And that same can-do spirit helps explain why 1.1 million Aussies choose to take control of their retirement savings with a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). As well as control, investment choice is a key reason for […]

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Mind the insurance gap
Financial Planning

Mind the insurance gap

At a time when many people have been focused on their family’s health and livelihood, having adequate life insurance has never been more important. Yet the gap between what we need and what we have, has been growing. Life insurance is all about ensuring your family can maintain their lifestyle […]

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Extending that holiday feeling
Lifestyle

Extending that holiday feeling

Does the summer break already feel like so long ago? If that holiday glow and relaxation didn’t last as long as you wanted, you’re not alone. New research indicates that the mental health benefits of a holiday unfortunately fade quicker than a tan. The study found that it takes us […]

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Contractor or employee: Which are you?
Business

Contractor or employee: Which are you?

With COVID-19 having a significant impact on traditional employment, many people are working as a contractor for the first time either by choice or necessity. It’s not just a lifestyle decision; from the tax and superannuation perspective, there are important differences between being an employee and a contractor. For employers, […]

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Turning redundancy into opportunity
Financial Planning

Turning redundancy into opportunity

As the economy starts to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, some sectors may take longer than others to return to their normal operating capacity and some companies may never fully recover. That means there is still the chance that some employees could be made redundant. If you are offered redundancy, how […]

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Unleashing your creativity
Lifestyle

Unleashing your creativity

When you think of creativity, does an easel and pot of paints spring to mind, or perhaps a musical composition or dance choreography? You don’t need to be artistic to be creative. Creativity can benefit all of us, in all aspects of our lives. In fact some of the biggest […]

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January 2021 Newsletter
Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year! As 2021 gets underway, we hope you and your families enjoy a safe, happy and prosperous year ahead. While we are not out of the woods yet, there is cause for optimism. December was a busy month on the economic calendar. Global equity markets surged on optimism […]

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Lessons from 2020 to secure a bright future
Financial Planning

Lessons from 2020 to secure a bright future

It was a year most of us would like to forget. And yet, some of the toughest lessons of 2020 had a silver lining. We weathered bushfires, floods, a pandemic that’s not over yet and a recession that is. Through it all, we emerged a stronger community. Many of us […]

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Soaring to success in 2021
Lifestyle

Soaring to success in 2021

The start of a new year is a great time to reassess where you are in life, your career or business – decide what you want to achieve and put some strategies in place to work towards achieving even your most ambitious goals. The start of this new year is […]

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