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What the US Interest Rate Rise Means for you

Well, after much speculation and talk, it’s finally happened, the US have raised interest rates. Here’s a few fast facts for you:  The US Federal Reserve (Fed) lifted the funds rate at its December meeting by 25 basis points

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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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Market Correction Time Again?

  Big thanks to Ord Minnett for the following short but sweet look at the current correction going on in Markets: Stock markets have continued to trade down while bond prices have lifted following heightened fears of a growth slowdown

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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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2015 is off to an interesting start…

2015 Has started on an interesting financial footing, the dollar is weaker trading at just under 80 cents to the US dollar, oil and subsequently fuel prices are down.  I haven’t seen fuel at this level for a couple 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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Shacking Up or Moving On?

  If there’s only thing life constantly throws at us, it’s change! It often occurs when we least expect it and can take us by surprise.  Especially when it’s the end or start of a relationship!  Sometimes when emotions are

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2014 Super Updates… Did you Know??

On 1 July 2014 the cap limits for superannuation contributions were increased, allowing you to contribute more into superannuation before penalties are applied. Concessional contribution caps apply to employers’ compulsory super guarantee contributions, voluntary salary sacrifice contributions and to personal deductible

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SMSF and Borrowing

Lots of clients are now very interested in the option of borrowing through their Self-Managed Superannuation Fund. An option that has come under the spotlight for the Financial System Inquiry. Here’s a checklist to ensure you comply,

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