Will next year be "same, same" or a new adventure?

Another year has swiftly vanished into history. How were the past 12 months for you? Did you make the changes you’d planned or did you resolve for something different this year peter out by...

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Purchasing a property later in life

Home ownership continues to be our Great Dream, yet according to Domain.com.au, many of us are investing in bricks and mortar much later in life. So, what does it take to bring this dream to life...

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Meet SMSFs' early and late arrivals

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that more than 90 per cent of the investors who established SMSFs in the June quarter are aged between 25 and 64, as shown in the tax office’s...

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Giving the gift of compound interest

The first lesson most children learn about money is what they can spend it on – games, the latest toy, their own iPad – but it’s a parent’s obligation to also teach them about managing...

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Time to cool off

Have you ever awoken the morning after signing a contract for something – a gym membership, a car, a new phone plan, or a house – and thought “Oh, no! What have I done?” Well, it may not be...

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MPIR drops, but not everyone is a winner

Richard Meaden  Advisersure Financial Consultants On the first of July the Maximum Permissible Interest Rate changed from 6.28% to 6.01%. Of course a reduction in the MPIR means a reduction in...

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Cameron opens Pandora’s Box

David Cameron’s decision to invite the British people to vote on membership of the EU has, without doubt, blown up in his face and has opened Pandora’s box. In Greek mythology, Pandora opened the...

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Budget Review 2016

The Budget 2016/17 The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison handed down his 1st budget for 2016/2017.  The Budget sets out the government’s economic plan for Australia’s transition from its reliance...

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