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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...
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...

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