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Author: Kelly Doughty

Hugh’s Views ‘One Year On’ – Video
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Hugh’s Views ‘One Year On’ – Video

Our very own Hugh Robertson provides his views on the year that was, where we’ve been and where we’re heading. As always, the team at Centaur Financial Services are always here to help and answer any queries that you may have. If you do have any questions or concerns, please […]

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Taking a break – a win for you and the economy
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Taking a break – a win for you and the economy

2021 is shaping up to be a much more positive year than 2020 in so many ways. For people who put holiday plans on hold or those with itchy feet because they haven’t had much of a break for a while, this year is the year to get out and […]

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Making a super split
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Making a super split

Separation and divorce can be a challenging time, often made all the more difficult when you have to divide your assets. So how do you go about decoupling your superannuation? In years gone by, superannuation was not treated as matrimonial property, so divorce settlements typically saw the woman keeping the […]

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Bonds, Inflation and your investments
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Bonds, Inflation and your investments

The recent sharp rise in bond rates may not be a big topic of conversation around the Sunday barbecue, but it has set pulses racing on financial markets amid talk of inflation and what that might mean for investors. US 10-year government bond yields touched 1.61 per cent in early […]

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Why buyers should think twice before taking out a low-deposit home loan – The New Daily
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Why buyers should think twice before taking out a low-deposit home loan – The New Daily

Hugh shared some knowledge in The New Daily article, ‘Why buyers should think twice before taking out a low-deposit home loan’. Beware of the hazards Centaur Financial Services managing director Hugh Robertson told The New Daily many low-deposit holders approach housing with a short-term mindset. As a result, they have neglected to […]

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Quick Market Update – Video
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Quick Market Update – Video

With the market volatility that has been seen of late, we wanted to give you a quick update from Hugh directly, which will hopefully put your mind at ease and remind you that the team at Centaur Financial Services are always here to help and answer any queries that you […]

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Quick Investment Update
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Quick Investment Update

Thoughts from the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Team. The Australian Bloomberg Ausbond Composite Bond Index just completed its worst monthly return IN HISTORY with February returning a whopping -3.59% as bonds crumbled. We like to think the dysfunctional market conditions of March 2020 won’t be repeated for a long time, […]

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Love & money: achieving financial harmony
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Love & money: achieving financial harmony

The past 12 months have been a challenging time for many of us on a personal level, with the pandemic having a far-reaching impact on so many aspects of our lives. While the Australian economy is proving remarkably resilient, personal finances have been affected in different ways by lockdowns and […]

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Give your finances an autumn shake-out
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Give your finances an autumn shake-out

Like trees losing their leaves in autumn, why not take a leaf out of their book and choose this time of year to shed some of your own financial baggage. In the style of Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising whizz who has inspired millions to clean out their cupboards, decluttering […]

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There’s more than one way to boost retirement income
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There’s more than one way to boost retirement income

After spending their working life building retirement savings, many retirees are often reluctant to eat into their “nest egg” too quickly. This is understandable, given that we are living longer than previous generations and may need to pay for aged care and health costs later in life. But this cautious […]

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Superannuation Announcement
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Superannuation Announcement

With yesterday’s announcement of the AWOTE (Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings) figure for the December 2020 quarter, the super contributions caps are set to increase from 1 July 2021 as follows: Concessional cap increases from $25,000pa to $27,500pa Standard NCC (non-concessional contribution) cap increases from $100,000pa to $110,000pa Max NCC […]

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2021 Morningstar Australia Awards Announcement
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2021 Morningstar Australia Awards Announcement

A little over a week ago, Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research,  announced the finalists of the 2021 Morningstar Australia Awards. This annual awards program is designed to recognise and celebrate the best of the Australian fund management profession, and the AAN Investment Committee are pleased to see that several funds […]

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