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CONNECT AUTUMN- 2019 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL It is hard to believe we are into the second quarter of 2019.  Where did the first quarter of the year go, it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Year.  So, what does 2019 have in store for us?  We have had […]

Trump Likes Uranium.

It’s believed President Trump is going to mandate that 25% of uranium is mined in the US. At present only 3% of uranium needs is mined in the US. 97% must be imported from Russia and Kazakhstan.  It’s stated that Hillary struck a deal that the US would import its uranium from Russia in return […]

Superannuation Changes in the Budget

Superannuating changes announced in the recent Federal Budget in May could be very helpful to boost our retirement savings. They are only small changes, but could have a profound impact on our funds.  There are still lost super accounts that have not been claimed. The recent figures show that by 2020, three million people with […]

Training our children to be financially savvy

It is important to train our children at a young age how to be wise with money and teaching them how to budget and save. Every now and again I come across a young adult who has bought their first house in their late teens or early twenties. In fact, I met a young nurse […]


Things to Consider in Buying into a Retirement Village It is important to get a lawyer or advisor to read the contract of the retirement village you are considering buying into. The retirement village operators are required by law to give you the contract and disclosure statement twenty-one days before you sign. Seek advice about […]


It’s  Important to Systemise Your Business To be successful in business you need to be able to deliver a high -quality product and service consistently. If you are going to attract new business and keep your existing customers coming back, they need to be able to experience the same level of product or service each […]

Let’s talk about Insurance

Buying Life, TPD and income insurance, should I buy it in my Super or outside of the fund? Some advantages Many of the company and industry funds offer insurance in the super.  Often this allows you immediate acceptance often without medicals and involving a lot of paperwork. Due to the size of many of these […]


This Editorial is very much aimed at the small to medium size business (SME”s).  Small businesses are suffering from over compliance and government red tape and generally rising costs of running a business. To succeed in business today it is simply impossible to work toward a productive and profitable future in business without spending more […]

The BIGGEST Purchase of Your Life.

Buying your first Home Saving up a 20% deposit especially for a home in a major Australian city is a BIG ask.  You need to put a plan in place and calculate how many months it will take to achieve your goal, your deposit for your first home.  Research where you want to live and […]