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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 […]

Hermans part of new TV series

NATIONAL EXPOSURE: Ray Hermans from Horsham business Hermans chats with Pinstripe Media production head Moira Geddes as Lynton Brown operates the camera during a shoot for television documentary series Bricks and Clicks. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

An iconic Horsham retail business is set to find its way into the national spotlight as part of a Channel 7 television documentary series. Homeware, kitchen essentials and gift specialist Hermans, trading from Horsham’s Firebrace Street for more than 50 years, is one of six retail stores from across Australia set to feature on ‘Bricks […]

Call for interest in digital makeover for small business

Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has urged small and family businesses in his electorate to apply for grants up to $20,000 to help with a ‘digital makeover’. Mr Tehan said applications were open for funding through a Small Business Digital Champions project. He said funding for a technology upgrade might be able to help […]

FINANCE: Be wary – it’s too good to be true

Just as financial products and systems are becoming more complex, so are the scams that are being inflicted upon the investing public. The financial scams being promoted, especially over the internet, have become as sophisticated as the clients they are attempting to woo. The word ‘Ponzi’ has been splashed across newspaper headlines in recent years, […]

FINANCE: Paying after the holiday is over

The holidays are over and you have had a great time. The dreaded credit card statement has arrived and you wonder how you’re going to pay it off. Happy holiday memories vanish into thin air. Unfortunately, there are no magic ways to wipe out debts – it just takes discipline. Paying off credit card debt […]

FINANCE | Planning for a dream retirement

We all have a vision of our perfect retirement. But whether it’s travelling around the country in a luxurious motor home, playing golf every day or spending more time with the grandkids, how do you accumulate enough to pay for your golden years? How much do I need? Lifestyle is a personal choice. The big […]

FINANCE | Time to reflect

Many people use the Christmas-New Year period to reflect on the year that has just passed, often in a blur, and begin thinking about the future and how to achieve their hopes and dreams. It can also be a good opportunity to reconsider financial strategies and goals. If that sounds like a good idea, following […]

Cafe first step in river vision

Horsham’s riverside cafe on Barnes Boulevard has made a successful start since opening in the past fortnight. The cafe, called Blended On the Bank, represents an experimental first step in a civic vision to boost activity along the Wimmera River in Horsham. Operating out of a converted caravan, the cafe runs Fridays from 5.30pm to […]

FINANCE | Control your debt before it’s too late

Debt can be a wonderful slave but an unforgiving master. Australians have an extraordinarily high level of consumer debt. It fuels our lives. For example, there were more than 242,000,000 credit-card transactions just in the month of July 2018 – valued at more than $28 billion. This included $758-million in cash advances. The scariest part […]

Best and Less open for business

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Best and Less assistant manager Tania Brown, left, and manager Trudi Weir celebrate the grand opening of the store at Horsham Plaza. Best and Less, which has almost 200 outlets across Australia, is an Australian clothing and household linen retailer. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER The entire December 5, 2018 edition of The Weekly […]


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