Category Archives: Blog

Super savings for life’s luxuries as well as essentials

Article from insights.bt.com.au Rice Warner analysis shows that the retirement savings gap for women of working age is currently at a staggering $383 billion. What this means is, that if you still want to shop til’ you drop after retirement, then it’s good to start maximising your super contributions now rather than later – even…

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Financial advice you wish you’d known younger

Hindsight is 20/20, and this is no more evident than in our money regrets and the ways we wish we’d planned differently when young. Receiving investment advice from your future self isn’t yet a possibility (fingers crossed for the invention of that magic, Back To The Future moment any day now), but it is possible…

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Transition Planning

Article from insights.bt.com.au Leaving full-time work is an intensely personal journey. One that’s challenging, exciting, sometimes uncertain and so much more than a financial decision. It presents a unique opportunity to create a new life that’s both rich and rewarding and as one of the biggest life changes we ever make, requires careful thought and planning. We…

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Get results for your small business with online marketing

Sometimes, a great product,and word of mouth is not enough to get sales consistently through the door and there may come a time when a small business has to enter the world of paid advertising. Anthony Hamilton is an Integrated Solutions Manager with ReachLocal, a digital advertising agency which launched in the US over 10…

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The importance of brand

Article from insights.bt.com.au There are countless products and services competing for our attention in the supermarket of life. And there are countless noise-makers hardcoding a million sales messages to intersect and infiltrate the psyches of an endless line of potential customers in the trolley lanes of choice. Given the choices and voices each and every…

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Build your personal brand for business success

With more and more jobs being outsourced offshore (or to a computer!) and a whole lot of competition in the market place, it may be the most valuable thing you have to sell is the very thing that makes you unique – your ‘personal brand’. Growing trend Whether it’s a higher salary, a better job…

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How to green your business (and why it makes financial sense)

How to green your business (and why it makes financial sense) Article from insights.bt.com.au On a planet with finite and rapidly declining resources, talking the talk isn’t enough when it comes to sustainability. Businesses need to walk the walk, and create environmentally friendly offerings that positively impact the planet, and not just because it’s the…

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Are you financially healthy?

Aussies are getting better at planning and growing their finances – but there’s still room for improvement. Find out how you stack up… Australians are taking better care of their financial health, as revealed by BT’s Australian Financial Health Index. The study involved over 9,000 Australians, delving deep into the attitudes and behaviors of the population…

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Buying a property in a SMSF?

Thinking of setting up a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to buy an investment property through your super? A financial planner friend of mine said to me the other day: “If I had a dollar for every person who stepped into my office and asked me about buying property in a SMSF and then never…

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5 tips in negotiating a pay rise

The win/win Negotiation is a process where two or more parties with different needs and goals discuss an issue to find a mutually acceptable solution.  Which is a formal way of saying, negotiation can get a result where (hopefully) everyone leaves happy. A good negotiator can make someone think they’re getting the better end of…

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