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Federal Budget 2024-25 Analysis

Federal Budget 2024-25 Analysis

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has high hopes that his 2024-25 Federal Budget will rein in inflation earlier than expected, ease cost-of-living pressures and build a stronger economy for the future. More than $8.4 billion has been allocated to quick-fix cost-of-living...

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May 2024 Insights

May 2024 Insights

As winter approaches and the weather gets cooler, commentary surrounding the 2024-25 Federal Budget is heating up, with the government facing the tension between addressing cost-of-living pressures without contributing to rising inflation. The cost of living continues...

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Life insurance – the basics and things to consider

Life insurance – the basics and things to consider

Life insurance a crucial aspect of financial planning that can provide security and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Life insurance serves as a safety net, ensuring that your family and dependents are financially protected in the event of your passing. Let's...

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April 2024 Insights

April 2024 Insights

It’s already April, and as we return to work after Easter, we hope you enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing holiday weekend. Expectations of interest rate cuts later this year in Australia and the United States fuelled activity in the markets last month. The S&P/ASX...

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March 2024 Insights

March 2024 Insights

After a summer of quite extreme weather in many places around Australia, we can hopefully look forward to the cooler, calmer weather that Autumn brings. While economic bright spots can be found in Australia right now, there are also some less than stellar results. On...

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6 investing mistakes to avoid

6 investing mistakes to avoid

Investing successfully is all about taking a calm and considered approach and not blindly following trends or hot tips. Let's delve into some of the most prevalent investing mistakes and look at the principles that underpin a robust and successful portfolio. Chasing...

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February 2024 Insights

February 2024 Insights

As February kicks off, many of us are settling back into our regular routines and turning our focus towards the year ahead. Cooling inflation and a strong economy, coupled with relatively low unemployment, have sent investors back to Australian shares, with the...

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Getting your bounce back

Getting your bounce back

Life is pretty frantic, and it is common to feel like it’s a struggle to keep up the pace. In fact, feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for "tired all the time". While it’s somewhat comforting to know you’re not alone, it’s...

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Financial wellbeing is a gift worth giving yourself

Financial wellbeing is a gift worth giving yourself

The festive season is a time of joy and celebration, but for some, it can also lead to a financial hangover in the New Year. Overspending on gifts, parties, and decorations can quickly add up, leaving many of us with unwanted debt. In 2022, Australians spent more than...

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December 2023 Insights

December 2023 Insights

It’s December – the month that always seems to race by as we approach the end of the year and all the festivities it brings. We hope you all have a lovely, happy, and safe Christmas period. On the economic news front, there was some good news. Consumer prices eased...

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November 2023 Insights

November 2023 Insights

It’s November, and all eyes were on the Reserve Bank’s interest rate decision. After a series of pauses, the RBA delivered a 0.25% increase in interest rates on Melbourne Cup Day, taking the official cash rate to 4.35%. The aptly named "Without A Fight" romped home in...

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Do I need to revisit my insurance?

Do I need to revisit my insurance?

Revisiting your insurance coverage is an essential part of managing your financial wellbeing. Life is dynamic, and your insurance needs should adapt accordingly. Whether you experience significant life events, changes in income, shifts in your career, adjustments to...

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