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Blog - 11/12/2017

5 side jobs or businesses to earn extra money

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Blog - 07/12/2017

Christmas shopping guide 2017

The silly season is here, and while many people are filled with the festive spirit, many others are filled with stress and dread. But Christmas doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you plan ahead and use a little technology!

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Blog - 06/12/2017

Pros & Cons: 0% interest credit cards

It can be easy to be tempted by 0% interest credit card and balance transfer offers to offset our silly season spending. After all, Australians are expected to spend over $50 billion in the Christmas trading period this year. Is it worth getting or switching to a 0% interest credit card?

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News - 05/12/2017

Infocus announces the departure of Managing Director & CEO

The Board of Directors of Infocus Wealth Management announce the departure of Managing Director and CEO Rod Bristow, effective immediately.

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Blog - 04/12/2017

Free trials & direct debits: how to avoid money traps

Everywhere you turn these days, you’re being asked to sign up for something. Whether it’s handing over your email address for an instore promotion or giving up your credit card details for a “free” trial, it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve actually signed up for. But if you don’t opt-out when the trial period expires...

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Economic Update - 01/12/2017

Economic Update December 2017

On the last day of November, Turnbull announced a Royal Commission into not just banking but the broader financial services industry. Turnbull argued that other politicians were destabilising the economy in their witch hunt over the big banks so he has called an end to the squabbling.

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News - 30/11/2017

BREAKING: Banking Royal Commission announced

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that a Royal Commission into Australia’s financial services sector will go ahead.

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Opinion - 28/11/2017

Would you ask Google Home to check your super?

Would you ask Google Home to read your superannuation statement to you?

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Blog - 24/11/2017

The sensible and the unnecessary; Things to spend your money on...

Most people will agree when we say that saving money is hard. Managing your finances can be a struggle, but savings are important. Some people have a savings goal in mind, and others simply save money to be sensible.

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News - 23/11/2017

Financial advice should be more accessible to more Australians

The Association of Goals Based Advice national conference was recently held in Sydney, and one of the panelists told the conference that time spent on paperwork and regulatory requirements was only worthwhile for wealthy clients.

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Blog - 22/11/2017

30 best bucket list ideas for the adventurer within you

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Or maybe you’re just craving some excitement in your life? We understand that life can be a little mundane at times, but it doesn’t have to be! There is a wealth of opportunities out there; the world is your oyster as the saying goes.

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Blog - 20/11/2017

5 things to consider when renting a property

It may seem obvious, but one of the most important decisions you have to make when renting a house is the area. If you’re a local, then you’ll know exactly which spots you’d rather be in over those you’d wish to avoid. If the property looks too good to be true, and is reasonably priced, then it may be ...

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Blog - 18/11/2017

How to save money without sacrificing your social life

We hear you…a straight-laced budget and a thriving social life were never intended to be besties; they operate in different circles, claiming diverging interests and social speeds. One loves the thought of a long and lazy Netflix and chill, while the other hits a list of bars, clubs and dancefloors, sparing no expense. It’s an impossible relationship, right?

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Blog - 17/11/2017

Easy explanation: Why start investing?

Investing has traditionally been the realm of the secure and the experienced, an ongoing strategy match between strangers, professionals and the market, adjusting here and tweaking there, until a shares portfolio either booms or stagnates. And then it starts all over again.

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News - 16/11/2017

Announcer named AIA's Healthiest Employer for 2017

One of the country’s leading life insurers AIA Australia recently named Announcer as Australia's Healthiest Employer in its first Healthiest Workplace Survey. The survey, conducted by RAND Europe for AIA Vitality, comprehensively gauged the health and wellbeing of individuals from 32 companies around Australia.

How to get that

News - 15/11/2017

How to get that 'summer body' on a budget...

As with most things in life you have to work hard, have a little patience, and invest some effort into something to achieve your desired results. Exercise is no exception.

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News - 14/11/2017

Are you financially fit for retirement?

Retirement – the word either excites or scares you. No matter what your current opinion of retirement is it’s important to ensure that your finances are in order when the time comes to hang up your work boots and kick back to enjoy your glory years.

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News - 13/11/2017

Infocus 2017 Annual Award winners!

iCON17 wrapped up with the Annual Awards Dinner and Charity Gala, raising money for Infocus' chosen charity, the Starlight Foundation. It was also a chance to recognise those going above and beyond in their financial advice business. We congratulate the following winners...

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Economic Update - 01/11/2017

Economic Update - November 2017

Most of the action for this year centres on the end of October and the beginning of November. The US Federal Reserve will announce its new balance-sheet-repair policy, Trump will nominate the new Fed chair, Japan and the UK Central Banks are planned to make big statements....