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These 12 Habits Will Help You Reach Financial Freedom

Set yourself on the right financial path Achieving financial freedom is a goal for many people. It generally means having enough savings, investments, and cash on hand to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family—and a growing…

New year's resolution: Is it time to get a financial coach?

What were your new year's resolutions? Research regularly shows one of the most common resolutions people make is money related. Every summer we think — okay, in January I'll get serious about saving and getting my finances in order. But…
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Retirees’ cash flow drought

While cuts in interest rates are greeted with glee by homebuyers and other borrowers, for the millions of retirees and others who depend on interest payments for their income, falling interest rates can be a disaster. For them, a drop in interest…

The balancing act of blended family finances

When Jack and Sarah met through mutual friends, they hit it off immediately. Both had previously been married and, besides having a child each, found they had quite a lot in common. Dinner dates quickly morphed into family-style outings with…
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Empowering yourself to go above and beyond

“I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been appointed Mum’s Power of Attorney,” said no-one ever in the history of sibling rivalry. While many of us end up saying that – well, perhaps not the thrilled part – how many of us know what…
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Why seeing a financial adviser could be your best Christmas gift

The run-up to Christmas is usually a hectic time. Aside from the shopping and Christmas parties, there are deadlines to meet, loose ends to tie up and, for many farmers, the last of the crop to harvest. Once the big day is over many of us…

A beginner's guide to investing in shares for the first time

The concern about the economic impacts of the coronavirus is a classic example of how fear and uncertainty can create share price volatility (prices moving up and down a lot). As hard as it may seem to buy shares into market sell offs, this…

Unlocking financial secrets for different phases of life

One of the keys to financial success is to adopt the right strategy at the right time. As you move through the stages of life here are some tried and tested ‘secrets’ that will help you build and protect your wealth. Teens and young adults Time…

When was your last financial review?

The months seem to fly past in a blink of an eye and although it feels like we were celebrating Christmas just a few months ago, it’s looming on the horizon again – another year gone! Almost every year we see changes to our superannuation…