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  • Should You Consider Salary Sacrificing?

    The Australian share market reversed early losses to finish in the black following soothing words from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. He said China would fasten its "seat belt" and rein in risks as it pursued a mid- to high-speed growth, while he also played down risks of a trade war with the US and said the country would continue to support global growth. The S&P/ASX 200 index bounced to close up 14...

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  • What Would Happen if You Had to Stop Work To Care For a Seriously Ill Child?

    The Australian share market finished flat on Wednesday, as investors remained focused on the release of jobs data in the United States later this week. In choppy trade - the S&P/ASX200 barely moved, down 2 points (less than 0.1 per cent) to 5759.7, while the broader All Ordinaries Index lost 2.5 index points to 5799.5. In the US the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between losses...

  • Should You Loan or Gift Your Children Money to Buy a House?

    Investors spent most of Wednesday anxiously awaiting an address by US President Donald Trump, with shares trading listlessly sideways before finishing the day marginally in the red. Buying in the banks and modest interest in utilities were not enough to keep the ASX supported, with Telstra weighing heavily on the bourse as it traded ex-dividend. Wall Street indexes rallied on Wednesday, with the D...

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  • Is it Time For You to "Get in the Game" & Start Investing?

    Financial planning is not just for the wealthy. It's never too early to start out on the right path if you are a person ready to start building their wealth. The tools provided in the financial planning process can help individuals build long-term wealth and protect their family's future along the way, ensuring financial security later in life or in the case of disability (or worse). The truth is,...

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  • Have You Checked Your Nominated Superannuation Fund Beneficiary Recently?

    The ASX 200 index ignored the stronger overnight lead from Wall Street as it dropped 0.3% in early trade, due to weak wage and construction data. On the US market, investors are looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's minutes of its most recent meeting for clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike. The Australian dollar is up against the US, finishing at 76.79 US cents on Tuesday. What t...

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  • The Week in Review

    The Australian share market rallied on soaring Chinese debt extension and Commonwealth Bank's profit report and finished off high for the day. Last night the US S&P 500 index gained 0.4 per cent, but the S&P/ASX 200 index climbed to a 1.1 per cent gain, and finished up 53.9 points, or 0.94 per cent, at 5809.1 as bank stocks followed US financials higher. Wall Street's record-setting run entered it...

  • Need a Hand to Source the Best Finance For You?

    You already know that you can rely on us to give you expert advice in all things home loans. And having the right product for your life can make all the difference when it comes to meeting your financial goals. If you are re-financing, down-sizing or buying your first home, we are here to help you find the most suitable loan for your needs and to help you achieve your financial goals. But did you...

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  • What Do you Do When You Finish Paying Your House Off?

    The Australian sharemarket finished in the black as Reserve Bank growth optimism and rebounding iron ore prices buoyed sentiment. Wall Street finished flat last night, but after a choppy start the S&P/ASX 200 index rallied to close up 29.5 points, or 0.52 per cent, at 5651.4 as investors flipped back into the banks and miners climbed. U.S. stocks were little changed late Wednesday morning as inves...

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  • Franking Credits Can Increase Returns on Some Aussie Shares

    A bounce in resource stocks helped the Australian share market rally from the red as Chinese economic data held steady. The S&P/ASX 200 index dropped into the red in early trade after Wall Street rallied from a 0.5 per cent loss to finish slightly lower last night after US President Donald Trump backed away from some of his controversial immigration curbs. But the domestic index climbed to finish ...

  • Important Superannuation Changes That May Affect You

    It has been a weary 12 months in politics across the world and as the USA begins to realise the full effect of a Trump leadership, we in Australia are now seeing the residual effects of our own 2016 federal election. Towards the end of 2016, a number of proposed changes to taxation, superannuation and social payments such as pension were set in place. In relation to Superannuation, a number of cha...

  • How is Your Asset Allocation Tracking?

    The Australian share market has closed higher as positive news from steelmaker BlueScope Steel and medical device maker ResMed buoyed investors ahead of the main company earnings season in February. At the close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 was up 21.4 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 5671.5 points while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 19.7 points, or 0.30 per cent, at 5726 points. Wall Street edg...

  • QLD Government Initiative Will Help First Home Owners Into The Housing Market

    Falls by the big four banks have pulled the share market lower, as uncertainty about the policies of US president-elect Donald Trump influences trade. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 dropped 20.6 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 5678.8 points while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 21 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 5733.7points. Wall Street was little changed on Wednesday as gains in technology and financi...

  • Is It Time For a Home Loan Health Check?

    In 2016, we enjoyed the lowest interest rates on record. But have you been able to take advantage of the benefits? With home loan interest rates this low, if you are thinking about purchasing a new property now is a good time to talk to us about it. But more importantly, it is also a great time to look at your existing home loan to determine whether it is still the most suitable loan available for...

  • Small Business Owner? What is Your Long term Vision?

    Strong gains by resources companies including Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have lifted the share market, despite falls by the banks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 0.2 per cent, after earlier being close to 0.5 per cent higher. U.S. stocks slipped to session lows, before recovering ground, on Wednesday as drug stocks took a beating after Donald Trump's comments on drug pricing in his first fo...

  • The New Year is The Perfect Time to Plan a Budget to Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

    Now that a new year has arrived, it's a great time to take stock of your finances and revisit your household and / or business budget. Budgeting is perhaps one of the most basic and the most effective tools for managing your money, yet most people neglect to do one. The task of sitting down and doing a budget may seem overwhelming at first, but the benefits make it worth the effort, including...

  • Investment Lessons to Learn From "The Donald"

    NOVEMBER 4 2016, four days BD (Before Donald). The ASX had wormed its way down to 5263 and the Dow Jones was at 17,888. Market timers had driven both indices down, selling their own assets and their clients', so they could sit in cash and safely ride out any uncertainty. A day earlier in the Australian Financial Review, Tim Samway, managing director of Hyperion Asset Management, confirmed the unce...

  • Is a SMSF Your Best Option? Sometimes The "Juice Ain't Worth The Squeeze"

    The Australian share market rallied for the third straight session to close at a 2016 high despite steep falls in iron ore prices. The S&P/ASX 200 again jumped 0.7 per cent at the open, before slipping to close up 22.4 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 5613.5 on volume 12 per cent below average as miners defied weakness in ore prices and banks continued to rally. The Australian dollar is moving within a...

  • January is The Perfect Time to Buy a New Car. And We Can Help You Get The Best Finance!

    January is a great time to buy a car. Car dealers all over the country will be clearing last year's stock at knock-out prices. So if you want to take advantage of the New Year car sales, get ready by talking to us about your finance now. We are not beholden to any particular dealer or lender, which means we can source the best deal to suit your particular circumstances. Why talk to us? It's impo...

  • Have You Checked Your Will Lately?

    The Australian share market has followed global markets higher but pared early gains as traders booked profits ahead of the US Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement tomorrow morning. US stocks hit record highs last night led by financials, and after climbing to a 0.9 per cent gain, the S&P/ASX 200 index finished up 39.5 points, or 0.71 per cent, at 5584.6 after Chinese stocks got off to a s...

  • Taking Control of Your Direct Share Portfolio May Cost You More Than You Imagine

    The Australian economy contracted by the most in eight years but the share market extended early gains as investors wagered the worst was behind it, and there would be a rate cut next year if necessary. Wall Street firmed 0.2 per cent last night, but after opening 0.5 per cent higher and a small dip on the GDP data, the S&P/ASX 200 index climbed to finished up 49.4 points, or 0.91 per cent, at 547...

  • Have You Adequately Insured Your Most Important Asset?

    Falls in resource, energy and telecom companies, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Vocus Communications have dragged the Australian share market lower. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.13 per cent lower on Tuesday, despite trading in positive territory for most of the trading session, underpinned by the financial sector. The Dow was little changed in late morning trading on Tuesday, pr...

  • Take Advantage of the Superannuation "Bring Forward" Rule

    ASX outperforms again with a strong rise. The Australian sharemarket outpaced global markets for the second session as commodity-rebound optimism steadily developed into a resource-stocks scramble. The US S&P 500 index gained 0.2 per cent last night, but the S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 71.1 points, or 1.31 per cent, to 5484.4 as iron ore prices surged again, leaving the index up 6.4 per cent since t...

  • What's on Your Christmas Wishlist?

    Your home may be the biggest item on your wish list, but a competitive home loan is not the only kind of finance we can help you with. You can ask us to help you find the right loan product for a whole range of lifestyle improvements, from a new car to that speed boat your family has always wanted. Whatever's on your wish list, it's a good idea to talk with someone who cares about your situation a...

  • A Potential Drop in The AUD Will Be Good News For Exporters

    The Australian share market failed to follow US stocks higher as Aussie wage growth slumped to a record low and iron ore prices and the Chinese yuan were hammered. The US S&P 500 index gained 0.7 percent last night, but after opening 0.4 percent up, the S&P ASX200 index dropped into the red and closed up 1.5 points at 5327.7. The Australian dollar is broadly flat following strong US retail sales f...

  • A Wild Week in the Markets Following a Trump Victory in the US

    A wild session yesterday on the Australian sharemarket finished with heavy early losses halved, as global investors slowly came to terms with Donald Trump as the next US President.  The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed one per cent in early trade as early surveys pointed to a good start for Hillary Clinton. But selling accelerated and the index plunged to a 3.9 per cent loss before bargain hunters steppe...

  • The Age Pension is Changing in 2017. How Will it Affect You?

    From 1 January 2017, changes are coming to pension payments. Anyone who is currently receiving a pension or part-pension needs to be fully aware of these changes so that they can take appropriate action and caution. The changes will be based around the assessments of asset limits, and will mean some pensioners will see a reduction in their payments, while others will see increases in their payment...

  • Using Time & Compounding Interest to Help Out Grandchildren in the Future

    The Australian share market tumbled deep into the red as US rate rise fears and Presidential elections uncertainty rippled through global markets. There are many events happening on a global level that make these times we live in very interesting. How things play out is really anyone's guess. By mid week, we'll know the outcome of the much-hyped US election. The outcome may lead to a market drop ...

  • Considering a Low Risk Asset Class?

    The Australian share market tumbled into the red on heavy volume after a weak sales report from supermarket chain Coles, and forecast-beating inflation data dealt a stunning blow to investor optimism. A 5.2 per cent jump in the spot iron ore price offered little support as the S&P/ASX 200 index fell 1.8 per cent at its worst before recovering to close down 83 points, or 1.53 per cent, at 5359.8. ...

  • Queensland's Cyclone Outlook Could Wreak Havoc This Summer... Will Your Business Survive?

    The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting a very average QLD summer with up to eight cyclones predicted to potentially form off the coast. And even though they believe that only one or two may cross the coast, residents are being urged to prepare for more flooding, cyclones, and heavier rain than last summer. For many of our Agricultural clients, preparations will include insurances, cash-flow...

  • Reduce Your Personal Tax & Build Long Term Assets With Salary Sacrificing

    The Australian share market firmed again, after soft US inflation data soothed rate rise fears, but forecast matching Chinese GDP growth had no impact on investors increasingly dubious over its accuracy. Following a quiet session on Wednesday, the S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 24.6 points, or 0.46 per cent, at 5435.4 as industrials and consumer stocks outperformed. The Australian dollar has edged hi...

  • Tax Cuts in the Pipeline For Millions of Australians. Will You Be One of Them?

    The Australian sharemarket reversed early weakness as consumer sentiment remained firm and the British pound rebounded from heavy losses. Following a 1.2 per cent fall on the US S&P 500 index last night the S&P/ASX 200 index dropped 0.9 per cent at the open. But it bounced to close down 5.2 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 5474.6 led by the banks. The Australian dollar has edged higher as it continues...

  • How Secure is Your Family's Future if You Should Pass Away?

    As another year rolls to a close and we prepare for the new year to come, it can be a time of reflection for many people. Taking stock of the year and your life may include everything and anything from business and career to family and health. And one of the best ways to reflect on what is important and organise yourself is to review, update, or create your Will. Many people avoid this task, as i...

  • People Who Can Afford a Comfortable Retirement Are Those Who Have Worked Hard to Pay Down Private Debt

    This week, the share market recovered some of its early falls but still closed in negative territory as sentiment remained subdued on strengthened expectations of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 0.6 per cent, with materials, industrials and real estate stocks among the worst performers. The Australian dollar has slipped against the greenback after glob...

  • Upcoming US Presidential Election Causing Uncertainty in the Markets. What Can You Do About This?

    The S&P/ASX 200 index jumped 0.6 per cent at the open yesterday, but it dropped into the red and closed up 6.5 points, or 0.12 per cent, at 5412.4. Overnight the boost to sentiment from claims Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had won the US Presidential debate lifted Wall Street 0.6 higher. The Australian dollar is hovering just below 77 US cents as traders wait for more potential clues from US ...

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  • Are You Using Today's "Good Times" to Plant the Seeds for Tomorrow's Harvest?

    2016 is proving to be advantageous for many business owners, with continued growth and strong returns. However, as the year rounds out into what is typically known as Australia's downtime - January - business owners (especially those in the Agricultural industry) should be assessing their risks and options now, to guarantee a smooth run into the new year. There are three primary financial hurdl...

  • Nearing Retirement Age? What Do The Changes To The Age Pension Mean For You?

    The share market has closed slightly higher following a lead from Wall Street. Investors have still been cautious ahead of the US and Japanese monetary policy statements being released in the coming days. Most Australian investors shrugged off the Reserve Bank board meeting minutes which pointed to a neutral monetary policy outlook until economic data changed either way. What does this mean for yo...

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  • Why You Should Keep Your Money Invested Unless You Have a Need For It

    The Australian share market has ended in the black with its first positive close in five days, as a strong bid on the banks offset weakness in the resource space. The Australian dollar has fallen more than half a US cent, dropping down to 74.64 US cents at the close of trade. What does this mean for you? When the market has a run of down days, it's difficult not to wonder about "what migh...

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  • Thinking About Property as an Investment? These Are Some Key Points to Consider Before Diving In

    Australian shares made early gains after weak US economic indicators further reduced expectations of a rate hike but drifted lower for the afternoon trading session. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index finished 0.2 per cent higher at 5,424.2. Labour productivity grew at its fastest pace in seven years in the first half of 2016, which is good news if you're not worried by slow employment growth. Gross ...

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