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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...
The power of a mentor

The power of a mentor

Over the course of a lifetime we have people around us who support and guide us. Initially it’s our parents, then as we get older it extends to teachers and coaches. Even when we enter...
How to spot a scam

How to spot a scam

Con artists make entertaining subjects for Hollywood scriptwriters (think The Wolf of Wall Street, Ocean’s Eleven and Catch Me If You Can), but there’s nothing enjoyable about being...
How much super is enough?

How much super is enough?

Most of us dream of the day we can stop working and start ticking off our bucket list. Whether you dream of cruising Alaska, watching the sun rise over Uluru, improving your golf handicap...
The Major Parties’ Superannuation and Tax Policies

The Major Parties’ Superannuation and Tax Policies

The federal election has been called for May 18 and both major parties have outlined their superannuation and tax policies. With the federal election only weeks away many of our clients...
Lowering the Cost of Delivering Financial Advice

Lowering the Cost of Delivering Financial Advice

Whilst the Banking Royal Commission was making headlines earlier in the year and for much of last year, our team have been crunching numbers, and now that the data is in, we can’t help...
Media Release: Independent Investment Committee Member Announcement

Media Release: Independent Investment Committee Member Announcement

Media Release: Darren Howlin to join Australian Advice Network Asset Management as Independent investment committee member Centaur Financial Services, as a foundation member of the...
The mental mechanics of procrastination

The mental mechanics of procrastination

Even the most productive amongst us is prone to procrastination at times. So, what can we do about it? And how can we make sure it’s not getting in the way of us achieving our goals?...
Franking credits on the chopping board

Franking credits on the chopping board

What started as an issue few people understood and even fewer cared about has suddenly become a flashpoint for self-funded retirees as we head into a federal election. Yes, we’re talking...
How to keep ahead of the yield curve

How to keep ahead of the yield curve

US Interest rates have been making headlines in recent months, but do they really matter to Australian investors? The short answer is they do, a lot.  Changes in US interest rate...
Navigating Love & Money

Navigating Love & Money

Money makes the world go around. But when it comes to relationships, it can sometimes stop them in their tracks.  Navigating love and money can be tricky, but it’s simpler when you...
Making the most of a windfall

Making the most of a windfall

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about receiving a windfall? In reality, people receive large sums of money in the form of inheritances, redundancy payouts and lottery wins all the time....
Hanging on to that holiday feeling

Hanging on to that holiday feeling

It’s the nearing the end of Summer and most of us are already back from our Christmas breaks. If you’re feeling like that holiday glow didn’t last as long as you wanted, you’re not...
How to speak ‘real estatese’

How to speak ‘real estatese’

First-home buyers (and even second- and third-home buyers) are often baffled by the jargon used by real estate industry professionals. This can result in expensive misunderstandings unless...
Don’t short change your medium term goals

Don’t short change your medium term goals

When it comes to setting financial priorities, medium-term goals often suffer from middle child syndrome, not taken as seriously as the oldest or indulged as much as the youngest.  The...
Royal Commission

Royal Commission

Royal Commission The Royal Commission into banking, superannuation, and the financial services industry came out at 4.10pm today No doubt within our bubble of financial services all my...
Small steps add up

Small steps add up

Sometimes, when thinking about your long-term financial goals, they can seem so big as to be insurmountable. But the truth is, those that achieve financial success don’t usually do so by...
Financial Rules to live by in 2019

Financial Rules to live by in 2019

Australia has enjoyed almost three decades of economic sunshine. But it’s worth remembering that dark clouds can appear without warning over both individuals and economies. You may...
2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Investors started 2018 full of hope, with the global economy and financial markets in good shape, but by year’s end they were uncertain and a little anxious about what lay ahead. Markets...

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