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Anthony Dhillon’s incredible 150 plasma donations

Posted on January 13, 2020 by First Financial

“I’ve always just wanted to do something to help other people.”

Anthony Dhillon, Senior adviser, recently completed his 150th plasma donation through Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. An incredible achievement that has taken over six years to complete.

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A year of celebrations

Posted on December 17, 2019 by First Financial

There have been many wonderful reasons to celebrate during 2019! Within the First Financial family we’ve had engagements, weddings and beautiful babies… every tear jerking moment you can imagine.

We want to take a moment now to reflect on all the happiness we have shared together.

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Consider a younger partner in your SMSF

Posted on December 12, 2019 by First Financial

If you have a self-managed super fund, there are good reasons to think about bringing in a younger person. It’s not the right strategy for every SMSF but it is definitely worth considering, particularly to extend the life of the SMSF.

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First Financial volunteers with FareShare

Posted on December 9, 2019 by First Financial

In November, 14 of our staff spent an industrious afternoon working at FareShare, an organisation that is dedicated to minimising food wastage and creating healthy meals that are distributed around Melbourne to homeless shelters, food vans and refuges.

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Why couples should share their superannuation

Posted on December 2, 2019 by First Financial

Couples can maximise their superannuation and also benefit from tax incentives and estate planning when they use these strategies to share their super.

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The real value of good financial advice

Posted on November 25, 2019 by First Financial

“Financial peace of mind doesn’t just happen… it takes planning, it takes long-term commitment.” Ben Rossi, Principal and Managing Director, has helped many people over the decades. He knows just how valuable good financial advice can be when planning for your future.

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Is travelling one of your retirement goals?

Posted on November 14, 2019 by First Financial

Have you imagined a retirement filled with amazing, exotic locations or the endless summer?
Travel is always on the top of our clients’ retirement goals list… so in this article we explore a range of travel options. Plus, we give you some great tips to help make your adventures safe and as stress-free as possible.

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John’s rock and roll retirement

Posted on November 8, 2019 by First Financial

John Leahey’s passion for music has filled his life. From a child who watched his father entertain friends, through his university band years and now still gigging in retirement, soulful melodies have always been his soundtrack.

We talked to him about his music and how smart management of his superannuation has given him the freedom to pursue his passion and live his dream retirement.

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How to recognise a scam

Posted on November 6, 2019 by First Financial

The ACCC’s Scamwatch website currently states there have been 131,615 scam reports in 2019… equating to over $106 million lost. The statistics indicate that even though there is regular media coverage and general scam alerts… many people are still susceptible.
We highlight some of the most recent scams that could affect you.

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Record low interest rates

Posted on October 28, 2019 by First Financial

There’s no doubt that current interest rates are unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in Australia before.
We spoke with Graeme Quinlan, Senior Adviser and head of the First Financial Investment Committee, about the cause and impact of the low rates. Plus, he discusses how to maintain income from investments during this volatile time.

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