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The real costs of owning property

Australians have long been attracted to property as an investment.  But we also tend to have a blind spot when it comes to the costs of owning it. Property holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Australians.

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Choppy Markets affecting you?

As you’ve probably noticed, markets have been a little choppy of late!  You may be wondering what it’s all about.  Hopefully, this will give you a basic insight into what’s been going on! The primary influences for the recent market

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China Moves to Halt Sharemarket Rout

Well, with all eyes on the dramas in Greece, for some it’s overshadowed the more worrying concerns coming out of China. And if you feel Greece is Europe’s problem, you’re probably not alone – but China is a lot closer

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What does the Greek Crisis mean for Investors?

What has happened? It’s déjà vu for investors as the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece, once again teeters on the edge of economic collapse. It marks the latest in an ongoing series of crises for the country after major debt

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Amanda Cassar & the #FSPower50

  In 2013, Financial Standard launched the inaugural Power50 list, a guide to the top 50 financial services professionals who use social media to lead the conversation on wealth management, superannuation and financial advice. The list is made up of

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Getting your head around Superannuation…

A lot of our daily client queries are based around superannuation. It’s a tricky area for many clients to wrap their heads around with lots of rules, regulations, risks and opportunities. Here’s some facts below, followed by a key hint on how you can

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Why a Hubby should consider Life Insurance

Aussies we know are a pretty easy going bunch and this is probably one of the main reasons we’re also a terribly under-insured nation. The ‘she’ll be right mate’ attitude is pretty pervasive, with most of us thinking ‘it’ll never

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Do Super Fees Matter to You?

Superannuation will play an increasingly important role in all our futures. What we do today is going to affect our retirement savings tomorrow.

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Is a Self-Managed Super Fund right for you?

So most of us have heard about Self Managed Super funds, but where do they fit in the somewhat complex world of superannuation funds?

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Budget 2014 HIghlights and You!

Well, we know that when times get tough, it makes get sense to stick to a budget, and ‘tighten one’s belt’ and that’s what the latest Australian Budget is all about.  So what are some of the main changes and

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