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Voluntary redundancy – should you take the money and run?

A large sum of money and the prospect of a hard-earned break is music to many people’s ears. But It’s not necessarily going to be all beer and skittles. Here’s five questions to ask yourself to help you through the decision making process. Journalism, admin, IT, assembly line, middle management, public sector – no matter…

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Changes to how superannuation pensions affect social security benefits

From 1 January 2015, income from superannuation pensions will be taken into account in determining whether you are eligible to receive the Age Pension (full or part payment) or the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). This might affect your ability to access either of these social security benefits in the future. The social security means…

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“Movember” some quick facts around Prostate Cancer

As the 2013 “Movember” campaign comes to an end and all those bad moustaches disappear, I thought it timely to send you some quick facts around Prostate Cancer.  Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with approximately 20,000 cases per year One in eight Australian men will develop prostate cancer in their…

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7 Simple Steps to finding the right Financial Planner for You

For most, finding the right financial planner prior to and after retirement can easily become a very confusing process. It seems that the minute you mention looking for a financial planner everyone around you has an opinion, whether this is good, bad, well informed or not. Hi, I am Rob Bruhl a 20 plus year…

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10 steps to financial security in your 30s

Being 30 today is very different from what it may have looked like for our parents. While many baby boomers were married with children by the 25, people today are settling down later, taking time in their 20s to establish their careers and explore the world. This makes financial security potentially both easier and harder…

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Are you ready for retirement?

Retirement takes planning. Yes, financial planning is essential to have the kind of retirement you want and you also have to be ready for the time and change of pace that life after work offers. Because while having all day, every day to yourself can sound idyllic while you’re busy at work, the reality can…

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