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BUSINESS: Look for opportunities in change

Can you deal with change? It’s interesting to watch a community when there’s a change to the norm. In this particular case I’m talking about changes made by Horsham Rural City Council to the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday. Although Melbourne has enjoyed a public holiday for this event since 1877, it was in 2008, […]

FINANCE FOCUS: Purchasing a property later in life

Home ownership continues to be our great dream, yet according to Domain.com.au, many of us are investing in bricks and mortar much later in life. So, what does it take to bring this dream to life with retirement looming? There are many reasons you might purchase a home later in life: perhaps you’re starting fresh […]

TALKING BUSINESS: It’s more than about the price

I’ve completed a great sales workshop and among the many topics discussed was the dangers of discounting. So it is an opportune time to reflect on a few things that businesses can consider besides discounting. In days past, we would typically see stock-take sales and a seasonal sale to clear out stock and make way […]

FINANCE FOCUS: When is a law not a law?

When governments propose changes to laws, many people mistakenly believe that law is already in place. On the contrary, the path from proposal to law is not as straight-forward as you might think. When an unpopular or contentious bill is announced, perhaps because of the attention it receives from the media, everyday Australians are sometimes […]

FINANCE FOCUS: You have won, now what?

Lottery prize pools now amass huge amounts, regularly turning everyday Aussies into instant multi-millionaires. But being ‘struck rich’ is not only based on luck. There are about 70,000 people whose super funds hold more than $2.5-million. An inheritance of this magnitude can also be a life-changer. Regardless of the source, most people who receive unexpected […]

FINANCE FOCUS: Understand your super

One of the key features of superannuation is that your money is held in a trust structure. This means a trustee is responsible for looking after your money and cannot release it to you until certain conditions are met. This is the same as any trust arrangement – for instance, a trustee might look after […]

FINANCE FOCUS |A forgotten aspect of insurance

When most people think about financial planning they tend to focus on wealth creation, but often forget about the wealth protection. Building a financial plan without adequate insurance is like building a house on flimsy foundations. Comprehensive insurance cover can be a significant expense; however these costs can be made more affordable by taking advantage […]

FINANCE FOCUS: What would happen if you couldn’t work?

If you were paid the average annual wage of $82,804, you could potentially earn $10-million over a 40-year working life. You would use this money for daily living, for holidays, to accumulate assets such as a house and car and to save for your retirement. Being injured or taken ill, for only a short period, […]

Finance Focus with Robert Goudie – Superannuation – don’t set and forget

The government regularly reminds us that each Australian must take responsibility for funding their future. Regardless of when you will be able to access your super, or when you choose to stop working, you need to be aware of how your superannuation is being managed and if the final balance will be sufficient when you’re […]

Talking Business | Communication with staff crucial

For business owners, regularly engaging with employees is imperative.

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