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Market movements & review video – October 2021
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Market movements & review video – October 2021

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

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Decision making your way to the best outcome!
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Decision making your way to the best outcome!

Throughout our lives, making a decision is something we do thousands of times a day. Our first thought occurs as soon as we wake, and our final thought when we drift off to sleep. Researchers have found on average, that most people will have approximately 6,200 thoughts per day.i Having […]

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Your SMSF – wind it up or pass it on?
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Your SMSF – wind it up or pass it on?

Now that new legislation allows a maximum of six members in an SMSF, some fund trustees may be wondering if this could be an easy way to ensure a smooth transfer of their super to the next generation. The simple answer is yes, but before you start adding your children and their […]

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Spotlight on super performance
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Spotlight on super performance

Superannuation has provided most fund members with stellar returns since last year’s COVID lows. As always though, some funds performed better than others and recent government reforms make it easier to find out how your fund compares. Indeed, you may have noticed recent media reports naming 13 super funds that […]

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Responsible Investing on the rise
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Responsible Investing on the rise

For many people, there’s much more to choosing investments than focusing exclusively on financial returns. Returns are important, but a growing number of people also want to be assured that their investments align with their values. Everyone’s values are different but given the choice most people would wish to make […]

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Market movements & review video – September 2021
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Market movements & review video – September 2021

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

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Not feeling yourself? You could be languishing
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Not feeling yourself? You could be languishing

Feeling a bit lacklustre as the days roll by? Hitting the snooze button more than usual? It’s a feeling that can be difficult to put your finger on, but it has a name, languishing. Whether it’s feeling exhausted and unmotivated, or restless and eager to do more, we can be […]

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Don’t take super cover for granted
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Don’t take super cover for granted

Buying insurance through super has many advantages, but you need to make sure you are getting the right cover for your individual needs. In some cases, you may be paying for nothing. Most super funds offer life and total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance to fund members and, in some […]

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Aged care payment options
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Aged care payment options

When it comes time to investigate residential aged care for yourself, your partner, parent or…

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New COVID-19 relief schemes explained
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New COVID-19 relief schemes explained

As we navigate ongoing lockdowns due to COVID-19 across Australia, here is a guide to the latest…

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Market movements & review video – August 2021
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Market movements & review video – August 2021

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

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Investing lessons from the pandemic
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Investing lessons from the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit financial markets in March 2020, almost 40 per cent was wiped…

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A trusted investment vehicle
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A trusted investment vehicle

Family trusts are a popular and effective investment structure to manage and protect your family’s fortune, but you don’t have to be worth a fortune to benefit from having one. Despite their appeal, they are not for everyone. Indeed, it is suggested that if your assets are less than $300,000, […]

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How to manage difficult conversations
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How to manage difficult conversations

Saying or hearing the words, “We need to talk,” whether it’s in the workplace or in your personal life, can be a source of tension and conflict but there are ways to manage conversations that have the potential to be difficult. Difficult conversations can range from speaking to a family […]

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Alyssa Stewart – Finalist for the Australian Services Excellence Awards
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Alyssa Stewart – Finalist for the Australian Services Excellence Awards

We are so proud to announce that our very own Alyssa Stewart, has been chosen as a finalist for the Australian Services Excellence Awards (ASEAs) for the category – Customer Service Professional of the Year. The ASEAs are Australia’s premier customer service awards program, attracting hundreds of nominations each year […]

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What’s up with inflation?
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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
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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…
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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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Market movements & review video – June 2021
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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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The financial rewards of optimism
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The financial rewards of optimism

If it wasn’t already clear, the past 12 months certainly cemented the fact that life has a habit of throwing us the occasional curveball. The reality is we all face challenges, however approaching life with a positive mindset can help us deal with any issues we may face and improve […]

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Time to review your income protection cover
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Time to review your income protection cover

If you’ve owned an individual income protection or salary continuance policy in recent years, you may have seen your premiums increase as insurers struggled to cover their large losses on these products.i Given the ongoing competition and generous features in some products, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has decided […]

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Counting down to June 30
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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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EOFY 2021
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EOFY 2021

The lead up to 30 June can be a good time to maximise tax benefits that may be available to you inside super. With June 30 fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your super for another year. MLC have put together five smart strategies that may benefit you […]

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Market movements & review video – May 2021
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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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Here’s to a happy, healthy, long life!
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Here’s to a happy, healthy, long life!

One of the things that we all have in common as living beings is our finite lifespan and our awareness of this also contributes to motivating us to make each and every moment count. Yet while many of us don’t want to reflect much on our mortality, we all want […]

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The missing link in the Bitcoin boom
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The missing link in the Bitcoin boom

Whether it’s the booming price of Bitcoin, or record-breaking prices for investments paid for in digital currencies, cryptocurrencies continue to feature in the media and in dinner conversation. This has reignited debate about whether we are witnessing an old-fashioned bubble about to burst or a new asset class in the […]

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Salary packaging – worth the sacrifice
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Salary packaging – worth the sacrifice

The principle of ‘salary sacrificing’ may not sound very appealing. After all, who in their right mind would voluntarily give up their hard-earned cash. But it can have real financial benefits for some in terms of reducing your taxable income, which could see you pay less at tax time. As […]

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Weighing up the costs and benefits of an SMSF
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Weighing up the costs and benefits of an SMSF

For many people, the idea of managing and investing your own retirement savings is very appealing. But there is debate over whether running your own self-managed super fund (SMSF) is cost effective. So, what are the arguments for and against having your own fund? Taking control of your super People […]

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Getting Retirement Plans Back On Track
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Getting Retirement Plans Back On Track

After a year when even the best laid plans have been put on hold due to COVID-19, people who were planning to retire soon may be having second thoughts. You may be concerned about a drop in your super balance, insecure work, or an uncertain investment outlook. Whatever your circumstances, […]

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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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