10 questions you should be asking every financial planner

There is a large pool of financial advisers in Australia to choose from. Financial advisers charge for the services they render in different ways. Some receive commissions on the products they sell, other charge a percentage on the assets they are looking after while others charge clients on an hourly basis. Steps to Follow When […]

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6 Tips To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Anyone who has ever had a mortgage will confess to you how they would love to settle them before the loan term is up. Paying off a 30-year loan term is quite rightly a daunting task in every respect. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can slash it to almost half by adopting a […]

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How to Buy And Sell Shares

How to Buy And Sell Shares The most common way to buy and sell shares is on the share market using a broker or broking service. You can also buy shares through a prospectus when they are first put on the market or indirectly through a managed fund. Another way to buy shares is through an […]

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Insurance Through Super

Insurance Through Super Many super funds arrange life and disability cover for their members. Insurance is arranged by the super fund trustee, acting on behalf of the members of the fund. Having an insurance cover for accidents and illness can provide a sense of security for you and your family. Types of Insurance Available Through Super Funds […]

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Why Invest in a Managed Fund

Why Invest in a Managed Fund? Managed investments, popularly referred to as managed funds, are investments which allow investors to pool their money with that of many other investors in order to access a broad range of investments managed by a professional team. There are a number of reasons why managed funds make attractive investments. […]

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Gearing Inside Superannuation – It’s Not Just About Property

We all aim for a golden retirement, but with the high expectations, a rising cost of living, and many of us living longer, the reality is that many of us won’t have enough money in retirement to see us through.  There are a lot of strategies that you can use to boost your retirement saving […]

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Legally Access Your Superannuation Early

Superannuation is an important financial investment which is designed to help provide for all Australians in their retirement.  Since the GFC however, many people have faced difficult economic circumstances, as well as others who due to significant decreases in the value of their super balances, have lost faith in the superannuation system.  As a result, […]

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End of Financial Year 2012 Important Changes

End of Financial Year Changes 2011/12   As the 2011/2012 financial year draws to an end, it’s important to take into account recent changes that have been scheduled to take effect as of July 1 2012.  Our End of Financial Year Bulletin is written to help you navigate your way through the changes that may […]

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Smart End of Financial Year 2012 Tips

End of Financial Year Tax & Superannuation Strategies 2012 Want to make the most of the end of the financial year 2012?  These top tax and superannuation strategies can help you make the most of your money by saving you tax and giving your superannuation savings for retirement an extra boost.  Here are our top […]

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SMSF – Is a Self Managed Super Fund Right For You? How to Get Started

SMSFs or Self Managed Superannuation Funds are a bit of a buzz word at the moment.   Given that there are almost 500,000 SMSF’s in Australia that have more than $400billion in assets, you can understand why.  Current growth will see about 90 new funds set up every single day or about 30,000 new funds per […]

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