Budgeting on a growing family

Having children is a rite of passage that brings a mix of joy, fulfilment and anxiety when the financial realities of raising kids become apparent. Parents must make difficult decisions about housing, education and lifestyle to keep the family budget in the black and to give their kids the best ...
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/ Financial Planning and Control

Helping your kids buy a home

Increasing house prices are good news for property owners but can be a bit of a hurdle for people trying to get into the market.  If, like many of our clients, your goal is to help your children buy a home, there are a few ways you can help. Perhaps ...
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/ first home buyer, home buying, Property

What exactly is income protection insurance and do I need it?

Have you ever wondered how you and your family would cope if you had an injury or illness and couldn’t work for several months… or even years?  For some people, income protection insurance might be the answer.  So what is income protection insurance? Income protection insurance (or temporary incapacity or ...
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Do you have these six traits of Australians living the dream?

Almost one in four Australians (23%) believe they are definitely or mostly ‘living the dream’, according to recent research from the Financial Planning Association.iHere are six traits that have helped them to achieve their dreams.  1. Strong personal habits Australians living the dream are family oriented, spending more quality time ...
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/ family, goals, Motivation

How can property make me better off?

If you’ve built up some equity over the years, it may be time to look at the options your property may give you, such as purchasing an investment property. Here are four possibilities that could help you:  You could buy an investment sooner.  Borrowing against the value of your home—which ...
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