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Do we have to sell the home to fund aged care fees?

Do we have to sell the home to fund aged care fees?

There are many decisions to make when someone you love needs to move into residential aged care. One of the most common questions our specialist Lifestyle and Care advisers are asked is: Should we sell the family home to fund the aged care fees? Families are often...

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Time to reassess your financial priorities?

Time to reassess your financial priorities?

At a time of uncertainty about the economy, not to mention unexpected social isolation, people are rethinking their personal and financial priorities. Whether you are spending less by necessity or because you are living more simply at home, this could be a good time...

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Keeping the economy moving

Keeping the economy moving

RBA using low interest rates & easy money The Morrison Government’s mind-bogglingly large support packages to get Australians through the COVID-19 shutdown have dominated headlines, and rightly so. Only months ago, the Australian economy was in relatively good...

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May 2020 Insights

May 2020 Insights

After an extraordinary month of social and economic hibernation, there are positive signs that some of the restrictions on our everyday lives will soon be loosened somewhat. This is welcome news for households, businesses and our economy. Data released in April...

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5 tips to work productively remotely

5 tips to work productively remotely

In the current climate, many businesses are needing to make changes to accommodate staff working remotely. If you are able to work from home the ensuing changes to your work habits can be challenging to negotiate, however there are things you can do to ensure that you...

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Making peace with the unknown

Making peace with the unknown

Life constantly challenges us with unknowns, yet some of these hit closer to home and harder than others in their impact.The coronavirus is unprecedented in our lifetimes, so we are charting new territory in the world’s response to this crisis. The uncertainty around...

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April 2020 Insights

April 2020 Insights

Welcome to our April newsletter which we bring to you at a time of enormous economic uncertainty. At times like these it’s important to have someone to talk to, so we urge you to contact us if you have concerns about your finances.The health and economic impacts of...

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Stimulus relief package and what this could mean for you

Stimulus relief package and what this could mean for you

A number of measures have been announced to support Australians and the economy in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have put together some information to summarise the key measures and to assist you in understanding the help that could be available to you.

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Hold on… bumpy markets ahead

Hold on… bumpy markets ahead

After period of optimism, global investment markets have hit the panic button on fears about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).At times like these, it’s good to get some perspective.Australian shares rose 24 per cent last year,...

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Women and money: Seize the day!

Women and money: Seize the day!

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day and all that women have achieved, it’s a good opportunity to take stock. Women have undoubtedly come a long way in terms of workplace participation, equal pay and financial independence, but there is still...

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Achieving focus in a world of distractions

Achieving focus in a world of distractions

Feel like you’re running on a hamster wheel, beholden to the constant pinging of your phone, busier than ever? You’re not alone, with the trap of always being ‘on’ a curse of the modern day world.A 2019 report from BankMyCell found that the average...

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