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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 … 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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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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My 5 tips for… creating happiness through simplicity

More and more people are starting to realise that we gain more from living with less. The rise of the minimalism movement is showing that, in fact, less stuff, less debt, and less clutter usually corresponds to more freedom, more time, and more joy. We’ve all heard the phrase before “less is more”, but here…

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New Year, New You: 3 steps to successful financial goal setting

One of the most common resolutions Australians make – outside of the gym or the kitchen – is to become smarter with their finances. But “get smarter with my finances” doesn’t exactly fit the all-important “SMART” criteria for goal setting: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. Improving your finances can mean a million different things…

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Setting realistic goals in 2018

Setting goals at the beginning of each year helps give direction in the year ahead. It provides clarity and helps you to know where to focus your attention and activities – what to say yes to and what to say no to. Goals shape your year, rather than having the year shape you. Below are…

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5 tips for taking the best holiday snaps

Leading Advice Best Financial Adviser in Sydney

By Yve Lavine, owner of Yve Lavine Photography.   The holidays are finally upon us! But it can all slip by in the blink of an eye if you don’t make an effort to capture some of the finer moments. Whether you’re shooting with a smart phone or a DSLR, there are a few simple…

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Holiday Hacks for a Bubbly Christmas on a Beer Budget

By Katrina Haskew, CEO of Leading Advice It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And in many ways, it really is! But the holidays can also bring out a large degree of financial stress if not managed correctly. What with the presents, party outfits, decorations, food and drink, extra socialising, and…

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