Month: May 2018

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Turn your unwanted goods into cash

May 30, 2018

Whether it’s not-quite-right gifts you have received or the results of an annual clean out, your trash might be someone else’s treasure. A survey by online marketplace Gumtree found that Australians received more than 21 million unwanted gifts for Christmas in 2017 with an average value of $68 eachi. If that sounds familiar, you might […]

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Seven ways to boost your super

May 23, 2018

Investing in your super now may help you live the life you desire in retirement. By the time you retire, your super will likely represent one of your biggest assets. It’s real money and it’s your money, so putting some thought into making contributions today may help you achieve the lifestyle you want in retirement. […]

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Federal Budget: a windfall with hope

May 16, 2018

Introduction The 2018-19 Budget will be the last before the next election (due by May 2019) and so had to provide pre-election goodies but in a way that keeps the return to surplus on track. Thanks to an improvement in the Budget position since the Mid-Year review, of around $7bn per annum, this has been […]

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2018 – 2019 Federal Budget update

May 10, 2018

Here’s a roundup of some of the key proposals put forward in the 2018 – 2019 Federal Budget. We take a look at how they might affect your financial goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, building a career, having a family, or moving toward or living in retirement. Remember, at this […]

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Royal commission commentary

May 1, 2018

You may be aware that a Royal Commission into the banking, superannuation and financial services industry is underway. Over the past week, AMP has appeared and subsequently received media attention. Everyone at The Ebony Rose Group were shocked by what we read and heard because we take our ongoing service responsibilities to you and our […]

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