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Opportunities amidst the COVID-19 disruption

Opportunities amidst the COVID-19 disruption

COVID-19 is resulting in significant disruption to well-established business paradigms, impacting businesses, sectors and stocks across the board. However as Albert Einstein once said “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. That certainly rings true in 2020 as...

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Life Cover: More essential than ever

Life Cover: More essential than ever

Living through COVID-19 has brought many challenges and shifting priorities as we deal with the financial impacts of the pandemic, and that includes the issue of life insurance. On the one hand, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of life cover. On the other,...

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Alteris in the media

Alteris in the media

Kate Golder, Head of Wealth and Accounting, was recently featured in Professional Planner, giving her insights in to the industry and her journey in financial planning. "Clients trust advisers with their finances, so while numbers matter, it needs to be explained...

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October 2020 Insights

October 2020 Insights

October 2020 October is here and it’s shaping up to be a busy month. All eyes were on Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s second budget, delayed by five months due to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was designed to chart a course out of...

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Federal Budget Snapshot 2020

Federal Budget Snapshot 2020

On Tuesday 6 October, the Federal Government handed down its Budget for the 2020–21 financial year. With the economic impacts of Coronavirus pushing Australia into recession for the first time in nearly three decades, the Federal Government have announced significant...

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Insights into aged care options

Insights into aged care options

As we move through the various phases of retirement, our lifestyle and care needs will change as at some point we, or our loved ones, will need varying degrees of assistance. What type of government support is available as care needs change? What could be the costs...

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Getting retirement plans back on track

Getting retirement plans back on track

After a year when even the best laid plans have been put on hold due to COVID-19, people who were planning to retire soon may be having second thoughts. You may be concerned about a drop in your super balance, insecure work, or an uncertain investment outlook....

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Inflation, deflation – what’s in a name?

Inflation, deflation – what’s in a name?

When the inflation rate fell into negative territory in the June quarter, it was so unusual it begged the question of what this means for the economy. Are we facing deflation or even stagflation and what is the difference? In the June quarter the annual inflation...

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September 2020 Insights

September 2020 Insights

It’s September and spring is finally here. This is always a wonderful time to get out in the garden or in nature, on foot or on your bike, even if travel restrictions mean we need to stay closer to home this year. The recent company reporting season for the year or...

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August 2020 Insights

August 2020 Insights

August is here and the wattle is in bloom, a sign that spring is around the corner. Australians will all be hoping for brighter days ahead, as we contend with rising COVID cases and sobering news on the economic front. After postponing the Federal Budget until October...

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Cash is king in a crisis

Cash is king in a crisis

Most of us understand the importance of saving for a rainy day, but sometimes it takes a crisis like the current pandemic to make us act on it. With so many jobs lost and the outlook unknown, having a cash buffer means you are more able to manage unexpected expenses...

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How much does residential aged care cost?

How much does residential aged care cost?

When a loved one needs to go into care the family is often met with a range of offers and costs. These can vary between aged care providers and are broken down into three areas. There are accommodation payments, living costs and additional services to be considered,...

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