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When ex-staffers come knocking!

Posted on August 9, 2018 by First Financial

We know we’re doing something right when ex-staff members knock on our door again. We recently welcomed two First Financial alumni, Adam Ezerins and Paul Seidl, back into the family after a few years testing the waters elsewhere.

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Protecting your income

Posted on August 7, 2018 by First Financial

Are you certain your family would be financially stable if you or a loved one weren’t able to earn an income? Income protection insurance gives you a steady source of cash in such an eventuality. It replaces the lost income so you can focus on getting better and not how you’re going to pay the bills. Read this blog to find out more.

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Management team grows

Posted on August 1, 2018 by First Financial

The management team at First Financial is set to grow with the recent promotion of James Wrigley to Principal. James has been with First Financial for over 10 years. It’s the ability to keep learning and growing which really motivates James and that passion for the job doesn’t look like fading any time soon. Read more about our newest and youngest Principal here.

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Investing in the age of 24-hour news

Posted on July 26, 2018 by First Financial

How do you stop from panicking when a news headline shouts of recession? Suddenly the retirement plan you’ve been working towards for years looks like it’s about to halve in value. But will the story you read today have a substantive impact on the health of your investment portfolio tomorrow? In this blog we take a look at investing in the age of the 24-hour news cycle.

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Budget tips in retirement

Posted on July 16, 2018 by First Financial

We all know retirement is coming, so it makes sense to be prepared. And once you are in control of your finances you’ll feel more secure about your future and what you spend. In this blog we’ve put together some money tips to help with budgeting and cash-flow in retirement.

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Medicare scam alert

Posted on July 10, 2018 by First Financial

Learn about the latest email scam which attempts to get you to share your myGov login and bank account details. It all starts with a fake Medicare email. Find out how to recognise the scam and how to protect yourself from email scams in future.

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First Home Super Saver Scheme

Posted on July 6, 2018 by First Financial

The Aussie dream of home ownership has taken a battering in recent years. But the government is doing something to help, in the guise of the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) scheme. In this blog we explain how the FHSS scheme works as well as the qualifying requirements and the potential tax savings. Read the full blog here.

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Aged care tips

Posted on June 28, 2018 by First Financial

In this blog we’ve outlined some key tips to help with the challenging decisions around aged care. First and foremost remember you don’t have to do this on your own. An aged care specialist adviser will work with you to make sure you get the best living solution for your particular circumstances. Read the full blog to find out more.

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Getting the most out of retirement living

Posted on June 20, 2018 by First Financial

We all want our retirement years to be fulfilling and stress-free. But if you’re having to count the pennies every week, those years begin to feel very different. A retirement plan will help alleviate that worry.

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Losing your partner

Posted on June 14, 2018 by First Financial

Losing your partner changes your life. We don’t begin to presume to understand such a difficult time. But when it comes to your finances, we can offer support and expert advice.

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