Market Movements and Economic Review | February 2024

February 9, 2024
Stay up to date with what’s happened in markets and the Australian economy over the past month. Cooling inflation and a strong economy with relatively low unemployment has sent investors back to Australian shares towards the end of January. The lower-than-anticipated inflation figures fueled optimism at the end of the month, for the possibility of…

Investing mistakes to avoid

February 9, 2024
Investing successfully and improving your investment portfolio can be as much about minimising mistakes as trying to pick the ‘next big thing’. It’s all about taking a calm and considered approach and not blindly following trends or hot tips. Let’s delve into some of the most prevalent investment mistakes and look at the principles that…

Tax changes – what it will mean to me

February 9, 2024
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced proposed changes to address ongoing cost of living pressures with all 13.6 million Australian taxpayers receiving a tax cut from 1 July 2024, compared to the tax they paid in 2023-24.i Now is the time to assess what it means to your hip pocket and what implications it may…

SMSFs: What happens if you exceed your super caps

February 9, 2024
The rules around making some types of super contributions have been relaxed in recent years, so it’s worth exploring the different opportunities available to you before making a large contribution.i What are contribution caps? Given the tax-effective environment of Australia’s super system, there are annual limits on how much you can contribute each financial year….

Securing your passwords online

February 9, 2024
We spend a lot of time online and don’t often think about the risks involved. Yet if we are not careful, we can make ourselves vulnerable to criminal activity such as hacking, phishing, and identity theft. The annual Cyber Threat Report announced in 2023 a 23% year-on-year increase in cybercrimes in Australia, amounting to a…

the PODCAST – Investment Series | Talaria | Episode 1

January 31, 2024
Centaur Financial Services is delighted to introduce you to our newest podcast called the PODCAST – Investment Series, kicking off with a bang with none other than – Talaria Capital. You can catch the latest episode on Spotify or YouTube. This new series and episode has our Managing Director – Hugh Robertson unpack all you…

the PODCAST – Welcome 2024 | Episode 12

January 25, 2024
Centaur Financial Services is delighted to share with you our podcast series with new podcast episodes dropping frequently. You can catch the latest episode on Spotify or YouTube called: the PODCAST – Welcome 2024 | Episode 12. Episode 12 has our Managing Director – Hugh Robertson and Financial Advisers – Nick Georgopoulos and Bobby Byrne…
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The Rich Life Vol 77

January 12, 2024
There is a lot to look forward to in 2024 and we would like to wish you good health, happiness and prosperity for the year ahead. There were some welcome positives to be found in 2023. The year ended on a good note for property investors in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane where house prices rose…
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How will you use your super?

January 12, 2024
We spend decades watching our super balances grow but for those thinking about retirement in the next few years, it can be confusing to work out how best to use your super. Here are some of the considerations for the popular options. Easing into retirement You can keep working and receive regular payments from your…
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Out with the old in 2024

January 12, 2024
A New Year is a chance to start afresh and move into the year ahead with confidence and optimism that it’s going to be a great one! Part of setting yourself up for a wonderful year can sometimes be letting go things in your life that are not so beneficial for you and may be…
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9 tips for improving your profits

January 12, 2024
There are many advantages to running a small business. You have the flexibility and independence to make your own decisions, you can turn your vision into a reality and then reap the rewards. However, there are financial risks and it can be difficult to make a profit, particularly when times are tough and there is…

2023 Year in Review: defying predictions

January 11, 2024
Australia’s economy stubbornly defied predictions during 2023, dashing any hopes that we might begin to return to some kind of normal. Some had expected an end to the Reserve Bank’s continued cash rate rises during the year. Instead, inflation has been a stubborn foe and we saw five rate rises, adding another 1.25%. But there…

Market Movements & Economic Review December 2023

December 8, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. Consumer prices eased by more than expected in October. The news that inflation may have been tamed means interest rate rises may be behind us, for now. Even the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is optimistic about our economic…

The Rich Life Vol 76

December 8, 2023
It’s December – the month that always seems to race by as we approach the end of the year and all the festivities it brings. We hope you all have a lovely, happy, and safe festive season. Our office will be closed from Thursday the 21st of December 2023, with the team returning on Monday…

Gifting from the heart

December 8, 2023
“Everyone can experience the joy and blessing of generosity; because everyone has something to give.”– Jan Grace For many of us the festive season is a joyous time of hanging up decorations, wrapping presents and spending time with loved ones. For others it can be one of the hardest times of the year. So, amongst…

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