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Posts by Katrina Haskew

What does a weaker Aussie dollar mean for your investments?

Australians are well known for their love of travel.  Along with Kiwis, we’re probably the most prolific travelers in the world. This intrepid nature means that many Australians understand currency risk. For a long time the strong Aussie dollar meant we all had extra overseas spending money and could seek out online bargains from US…

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Market Watch

A more upbeat month for shares  Share market performance was boosted in July as trade tensions eased. Global shares returned 3.2% and 2.5% in hedged and unhedged terms respectively. In the US the economic fundamentals remained supportive of markets with quarter two GDP at 4.1%. Good economic news saw the 10-year US Treasury yield lift…

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Five ways to protect your financial information

As theft of financial data becomes more common, securing online accounts and personal information has never been more important. Hacking and identity theft are growing in scale and sophistication. Research shows that hackers stole more than $2.3 billion from Australian online consumers in 2017… …with more than 6 million people falling victim to cybercrimes such…

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My 5 tips… to bring more balance into your life

Having a balanced life seems to be quite a hot topic at the moment, which makes sense considering the constant stimulus hitting us from all angles. We are constantly connected to people and work through our phones and computers, and so learning how to balance all that can be pretty tough. So, I decided to…

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Its not all about the money

  Money is a big part of it of course, but it’s not ALL about money. There’s so much more to it than that. Financial advice is about giving you more confidence, peace of mind and freedom. It’s about having an expert guide to help you reach your goals sooner. Financial advice is also about…

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Financial New Year’s resolutions for peace of mind

You know all those niggling anxieties about your finances that often lurk somewhere in the back of your mind? You know the ones… Do I have enough insurance cover? Is my super organised properly? Am I paying too much on the 32,496,357 bills that seem to keep flooding my inbox every month? It’s time to…

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5 tips for…Getting on top of your taxes

With the end of the Financial Year fast approaching, now is a great time to look at your taxes. Here are my top tips to help you reap the rewards now, and down the track.   1) Consider tax deductible super contributions Tax deductible super contributions could allow you to contribute up to $25,000 into…

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Smart super strategies for this EOFY

Want to help boost your retirement savings while potentially saving on tax? Here are five smart super strategies to consider before the end of the financial year. 1.   Add to your super – and claim a tax deduction This financial year, there are new rules about who can claim a deduction for personal (after tax)…

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5 tips for … Communicating better – with everyone!

When was the last time you switched off your phone and other devices, and communicated with someone? Like really communicated. Not just a quick tweet, text or status update but real human connection. Been a while? You are not alone. As we become increasingly tethered to our smartphones and online platforms, interpersonal or “soft” skills…

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