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Buy now; pay later; manage carefully

By Katrina Beaumont, Accredited Mortgage Consultant Before heading off on an overseas holiday, Sam decided to buy an expensive new camera to document his travels. The camera store offered a ‘buy now, pay later’ option, and attracted by the ‘no interest’ promise of the credit provider, Sam signed up. All was well, to begin with. […]

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Good cash flow makes life easier

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor If you rely on your investments for income, an important aspect of managing your portfolio is good cash flow. Correctly structured cash flow is critical, so let’s have a look at what you might need to think about. What is cash flow? Cash flow simply looks at the payment frequency […]

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The secret to ‘living the dream’

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By Dee (Dewi) Chan, Financial Advisor We all, to a greater or lesser extent, have an idea of our dream lifestyle. So how, as a nation, are we faring? To find out, the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) commissioned a survey of more than 2,600 people from around the country. The resulting Live the […]

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The 2018-19 Australian Budget

The 2018-19 Budget will be the last before the next election (due by May 2019) and so had to provide pre-election goodies but in a way that keeps the return to surplus on track. Thanks to an improvement in the Budget position since the Mid-Year review, of around $7bn per annum, this has been made […]

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The financial effects of divorce after 50

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By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor With Australians marrying later in life and staying married for longer, the median age of divorce has risen over the last 20 years. It now stands at 45.3 years for males and 42.7 years for females. Couples who remain together into their 50s experience a lower divorce rate than younger […]

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How’s your budget control Perth – surplus or deficit?

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By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor Each year in early May, the Treasurer delivers the Federal Budget and many people across Australia listen intently. The Budget tells us how the government plans to spend its revenue in the coming year, whether it can afford to give us tax cuts, and whether it expects to spend more […]

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Financial Planning In Your 20s: If I was 25 again, I would….

By Dee Chan, Financial Advisor …love budgeting! I wouldn’t be scared of the ‘B word’ – budgeting. In fact, I’d make a bit of a game of it, tracking where my money was coming from and cracking the mystery of where it was going. There might not be much I could do about my income, […]

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Falling In Love Later In Life

By David Baruffi, Financial Advisor Falling in love is a magical and wondrous experience, but once the heart flutters have settled a little and two people move towards a more serious relationship, various challenges may need to be addressed. Many of these challenges can be easily resolved when we’re young and carefree, but what happens […]

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To stay on track, it pays to look back

By Jarryd Thraves, Financial Advisor Financial planning is, by its nature, forward-looking. What counts is where you are now and what you do in the coming months and years. That said; there’s good reason to pause and take a look over your shoulder to see how far you’ve come. Why? Because taking stock of what […]

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Make this year a financially healthy one

By Casey Shaw, Financial Advisor Another year is over – how was it for you? Did you achieve everything you’d hoped? Are you better or worse off financially than you were this time last year? With a new year in front of you, what can you do to make the most of every moment? We’ve […]

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