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Mastering the art of negotiation

Mastering the art of negotiation

Negotiation is a fact of life. We do it with our friends and families all the time – ‘I’ll pick up the kids, can you do dinner?’ – deals like this are so easy, so normal that we...
Caring for family with a will

Caring for family with a will

Few of us like to think about death, let alone plan for it. But far from being morbid, getting your affairs in order and drawing up a Will is one of the kindest and most caring things you...
Living with adult children

Living with adult children

The number of young adults living in the family home well into adulthood is growing. ABS data indicates, amongst adults under 35, nearly one third are still at home, and the trend is on the...
Building wealth in diversity

Building wealth in diversity

What a difference a year makes. In recent months, Australian shares hit a record high, the Aussie dollar dipped to levels not seen since the GFC and interest rates were cut to historic...
Managing your side hustle

Managing your side hustle

Whether it’s to pursue a passion or to make a little extra money, more Australians than ever now have a side hustle. But while freelancing, moonlighting and pursuing passion projects...
Positives and Negatives of Negative Gearing

Positives and Negatives of Negative Gearing

Negatively gearing an investment property is viewed by many Australians as a tax effective way to get ahead.  According to Treasury, more than 1.9 million people earned rental income in...
September Economic News

September Economic News

Your financial well-being and plans for the future can be impacted by various economic events, so below is a video to assist you to stay up to date with the latest indicators. August was...
Changing the narrative to achieve success

Changing the narrative to achieve success

As children, we are surrounded by stories. The books our parents read to us, the cartoons we watch, the imaginary games we play. As adults we might like to think that story time is over....
How super is your life insurance?

How super is your life insurance?

For most people, life insurance provides a safety net against unexpected events. This is particularly the case if you have a mortgage, debts or family who are dependent on you earning an...
Pensions to rise as deeming rates fall

Pensions to rise as deeming rates fall

It’s been a long time coming, but up to 630,000 retirees could soon enjoy a small but welcome increase in their Age Pension payments following a cut in deeming rates used for the pension...
August Economic News

August Economic News

Your financial well-being and plans for the future can be impacted by various economic events, so below is a video to assist you to stay up to date with the latest...
Is the tide turning on the property market?

Is the tide turning on the property market?

For the first time in years, the planets seem to be aligning for homebuyers and property investors. Interest rates are falling, property prices largely appear to be stabilising and...
Working together to combat burnout

Working together to combat burnout

If both your first and last task of the day is to check your emails, you’re not alone. Contemporary work culture, spurred on by advances in technology, has meant that we are expected to...
Where is the best place to stash your cash?

Where is the best place to stash your cash?

If like many Australians you’re looking for ways to put some cash away for a rainy day, a holiday or to earn extra income, the job has just become a bit harder. It’s also become more...
July Economic News

July Economic News

Your financial well-being and plans for the future can be impacted by various economic events, so below is a video to assist you to stay up to date with the latest...
Time for an annual tune-up?

Time for an annual tune-up?

We don’t think twice about taking our car in for a regular tune up. Why? Because we know it’s going to mean our car runs at its best and saves unexpected problems down the track. It...
3 ways to lift retirement income

3 ways to lift retirement income

Aussies are living 10 years longer than we did 50 years ago; we are also staying fit and active well into retirement. Expectations of retirement are also higher, whether that be overseas...
Making the most of falling interest rates

Making the most of falling interest rates

The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut official interest rates is good news for anyone with a mortgage or hoping to buy their first home, but presents a challenge for savers. Whatever your...
Jump and celebrate !! We have been able to negotiate further savings for you

Jump and celebrate !! We have been able to negotiate further savings for you

The end of financial year is fast approaching and we wanted to share some good news in regards to fee reductions we have negotiated for you. You may remember we have talked about the...

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is an alternative strategy to investing a lump sum. Using this approach you invest a set amount at regular intervals over time. This method of investing can be a...
Cruising through the finish line

Cruising through the finish line

Tax tips for EOFY The end of financial year can sometimes feel like a race to the finish. To help you cruise through the finish line come June 30, we’ve prepared a handy list of tips...
Tax Alert – June 2019

Tax Alert – June 2019

Tax deductions face greater scrutiny With the end of the financial year only weeks away, the ATO has announced that one of its key areas of focus this financial year-end will be rental...
Election 2019: A vote for continuity in an uncertain world

Election 2019: A vote for continuity in an uncertain world

The Liberal/National Party Coalition has been returned to government, as Australians chose continuity over change and cautious economic management over Labor’s ambitious reform...
Artificial intelligence – the future of finance

Artificial intelligence – the future of finance

We often like to think of artificial intelligence as some fantasy of the distant future, the stuff of sci-fi movies. But the reality is, it’s already here. From flight comparison websites...

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