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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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Why we love and loathe #Budget2018

The Federal Budget was announced last week and has, once again, divided the opinions of Australian consumers. The use of data to benefit consumers seemed high on the Treasurer’s agenda, with a number of well-received initiatives to support control and privacy. But his measures to boost consumers’ personal finances were labelled modest and unfair by…

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Why should I care about lost super?

Did you know there is about 14.8 million Australians with a superannuation account, 40% of which hold more than one account? Some of that 40% make up the $18 billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy…

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Budget Summary

The announcements in this update are proposals unless stated otherwise. These proposals need to successfully pass through Parliament before becoming law and may be subject to change during this process. What you need to know – Quick Summary The Budget is forecast to return to surplus in 2019/20 with a positive balance of $2.2bn The economic…

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5 tips for… Unleashing your inner artist

Jane Foster shares a message on the importance of creativity in each of our lives, and her 5 tips for creating happiness through creativity. Creating is what makes this planet progress and survive. When we create, whether it’s for business or pleasure, we are thriving at a higher level. We feel happier, we make people happier, and…

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