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FINANCE | Plan now for a positive future

Many of us would like to think that ‘older’ means ‘wiser’, but when it comes to money that isn’t always the case. The complexity of Australia’s superannuation system doesn’t help. There are common mistakes that retiring and retired Australians make. What are those mistakes and how might you avoid them? Underestimating how much you need […]

Boost your business

Vouchers of up to $50,000 are available to eligible Northern Grampians Shire businesses as part of a State Government Boost Your Business program. Voucher categories include food innovation; advanced manufacturing; defence, aerospace and security; social enterprise capability; Asia gateway; and Victoria-Israel innovation. The vouchers are designed to create jobs and opportunities for businesses by allowing […]

Business bus to visit Halls Gap

A free mentoring service will visit Halls Gap on April 30 to provide regional residents with support in their small business ventures. The Small Business Bus gives people access to expert face-to-face advice from business mentoring specialists in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. The bus, located outside the old Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre […]

Ararat garden business set to flourish

Grampians Grow Master in Ararat is set to flourish again as owners Russell and Robyn Phillips re-open the nursery on Friday. The couple grew its roots in the business for 25 years before selling the store in 2011. Mr Phillips said Friday would be a ‘soft’ opening as the couple took its life-long passion back […]

FINANCE | Common challenges in planning

Investment planning is an important part of managing finances but underpinning the whole process of creating wealth in the first place is having a good financial strategy. For many people that strategy is taking each day as it comes and letting the future look after itself, but in a complex and ever-changing world, isn’t a […]

Information for small business in Northern Grampians

A joint project between Northern Grampians Shire Council and Small Business Victoria will help prospective small-business owners in the shire. The Better Approvals Project will help council staff make the regulatory process of opening or expanding a small business easier and more efficient. The council hosted a free launch event to give prospective St Arnaud […]

FINANCE | Retirement: It’s time to get busy

Many people eagerly anticipate retirement. Others view its approach with trepidation, worried over how they will fill their days. Australians are living longer and it’s not unreasonable to assume you will be retired for 20 or 30 years. Not sure how you’ll fill all those days? We have a few ideas to kick-start your new […]

FINANCE | Making interest-free deals work for you

They have been around for decades, but interest-free deals can still be confusing and costly when managed incorrectly. Excitable advertising can make these offers almost too good to refuse, particularly with longer terms applying to higher levels of finance. For example, to get five years’ interest-free on purchases from some retailers, the minimum spend is […]

Great Western highway store moves

There will be a new port of call in Great Western for egg and bacon sandwiches and newspapers with the relocation of Great Western General Store. First established in 1852, the store has shifted across the Western Highway and will operate next to Salinger’s Café. Owner Tracey McCartney has operated the business, which includes a […]

FINANCE: Super rollercoaster

If you pay close attention to the value of your superannuation fund, and if, like most people, your money is spread across the main investment classes, you would have noticed that your retirement savings can both rise – and fall – in value. This can lead to nervous times, particularly if you are close to […]

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