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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 […]

PHOTOS | Woodbine project creates new business

ENTERPRISE: From left, Woodbine’s Jack Murray, Shane Welch, Ray Hinchcliff, Stephen Coon and Robert Murray are making furniture out of recycled timber for a New Life Furniture by Woodbine venture. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera disability service provider Woodbine has launched a new product range featuring recycled timber. Woodbine-supported employees, under the direction of Australian Disability Enterprise supervisor Des Roberts and staff member Todd Dempsey, have launched New Life Furniture by Woodbine. A team handcrafts each piece of furniture into unique designs using predominantly recycled timber. Pieces can be […]

‘It’s The Law’ – Engage correctly

Wimmera solicitor Patrick Smith is writing for The Weekly Advertiser. Mr Smith’s monthly column ‘It’s The Law’ will explore legal issues and how they might affect people in the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians. Mr Smith was born in and raised in Horsham. He obtained Bachelor degrees in Economics, International Studies and Laws – Honours – […]

FINANCE | Australian dollar affects everyone

by Robert Goudie You might think only importers and exporters pay attention to the value of the Aussie dollar, but movements in the exchange rate affect us all. After peaking at US$0.81 in late January 2018 the Australian dollar fell as low as US$0.70 in October, also falling against several other currencies. A falling Aussie […]

FINANCE | What can you tell me about my super?

It’s a common question asked by employees – what should I do about my superannuation? If you are an employer or manager and feel confident of your knowledge of superannuation and investment, it can be tempting to give an answer. However, just about anything helpful you have to say will likely fall within the definition […]


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