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Family activities to do on a budget

October 2, 2018

Spending more than what you intended on is a familiar scenario for many people entertaining kids, whether that’s at the movies (you swear you’re bringing your own Maltesers and drink next time), or sporting events (where you often fork out more on hot chips than you do on the tickets). Whether it’s school holidays or […]

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Rise of the side gig economy due to technology

August 14, 2018

Chances are you either have a side gig (a way to make money on the side of your usual job), want to have one, or you benefit from someone else’s. While the gig economy has been bubbling away in the background for a while now, it continues to be on the rise, and people are […]

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When to charge your kids board

July 24, 2018

Recently there was a news story about a hapless New York couple, who have taken their 30-year old son to court in a last ditch effort to get him to move out of home. Your first thought may be “only in America”. But here in Australia, high rents and low housing affordability are seeing plenty of […]

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Be alert for tax scams this EOFY

June 19, 2018

The end of the financial year will likely bring the usual wave of scams. Here’s what to watch for. The Federal Budget is behind us, and amid the celebrations over tax cuts (around $500 annually for low to middle income earners), now is the time to be mindful of scammers pretending to be from government […]

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Get your new financial year game on

June 13, 2018

A new financial year is always a good time to review your finances and make sure they are in good shape. You’ll be starting this coming financial year wearing a confident grin with this list of eight things to do now to get new financial year ready. Check in on your goals There’s no point […]

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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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