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Blog - 04/07/2018

Economic Update - July 2018

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Blog - 01/06/2018

Economic Update - June 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Smell the roses while we can - Italian parliament uncertainty caused jitters - But United States (US) economy keeps on strengthening - Our Budget could be good for us!

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Blog - 10/05/2018

The Budget - Key Points

If you're not into reading lengthy Budget summaries, take a look at our handy infographic for high level points...

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Blog - 09/05/2018

Federal Budget 2018

The 2018-19 Federal Budget that was handed down last night focused more on minor adjustments than sweeping reforms. In our view, it was a Budget designed to create short, sharp election headlines, but there were also measures that will provide financial planning opportunities for many Australians.

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Blog - 02/05/2018

Economic Update May 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. - Australian share market recovers - United State (US) economy seen as strengthening - Royal Commission casualties - Korean peninsula frictions easing

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Blog - 03/04/2018

Economic Update - April 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Geopolitical Stability emerges - National leaders re-elected - Russia-OPEC deal - Economic data strong

Infocus Financial Advisers Dig Deep for Children

Blog - 28/03/2018

Infocus Financial Advisers Dig Deep for Children's Charity

Today, Infocus presented the Starlight Children’s Foundation with a cheque for $8340.50. Speaking at their national head office on the Sunshine Coast, Infocus Managing Director Darren Steinhardt said “As Financial Advisers, we work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients.

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Blog - 20/03/2018

Minimalism - Is less really more?

This month two gents known as The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, bring their “Less is Now” tour to Australia, challenging audiences with the question, ‘How might life be better if you owned less, instead of more?’

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Blog - 10/03/2018

Top finance tips for Women of all ages

International Women’s Day (March 8) was this month, and it's a special opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women past present and future. 

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Blog - 01/03/2018

Economic Update - March 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Inflation jitters... - United States (US) jobs data starts a correction - Market rally hard on no news! - Australia jobs data are mixed

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News - 08/02/2018

Response to current market volatility

We can certainly understand why many investors are disturbed by the market volatility over the last few days. After about 18 months of great consistent returns on the S&P 500 with little volatility, January’s return was a massive 5.6%. That’s about an average year’s return in one month!

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Economic Update - 02/02/2018

Economic Update - February 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Davos endorses Trump economic tax policy: - World growth forecasts upgraded - 2017 China growth exceeds forecasts - Australia continues strong employment growth

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Blog - 22/01/2018

The great Australian dream, what does this mean in 2018?

Australia day is fast approaching, while we hope you enjoy this day of celebration, we thought we would reflect on what the Great Australian Dream means for the Aussies of 2018. We asked some of our valued clients what their goals are for the year ahead and you might be surprised at some of their answers…

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Blog - 18/01/2018

Dreaming of taking an overseas trip every year? Here are our top 5 tips to make it happen…

If you love to travel, then the thought of flying overseas to experience the many wonderful countries of the world is an enticing one. The problem is, although we Australian’s have it lucky (we live in a pretty great holiday destination ourselves) it comes at the price of being a long distance away from a lot of fabulous places...

5 New Year

Blog - 03/01/2018

5 New Year's resolutions for your finances

2018 is officially here and now is the perfect time to set some new year’s resolutions for your financial life. No matter what plans you have in place for the year ahead, take a look at our tops tips to keep you on the right track for the next 12 months.

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Economic Update - 02/01/2018

Economic Update January 2018

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. 2018 shaping up as another good year for investors - Global growth co-ordinated - United States (US) tax reform - Strong jobs growth in Australia

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Blog - 11/12/2017

5 side jobs or businesses to earn extra money

With the cost of just about everything rising these days, working one job may not be enough anymore. The growing digital economy means it’s never been a better time to find a side job or turn your hobby into a side business. Here are some of the ways you can earn some extra cash as a casual or freelancer...

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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?