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Greece is the word

Posted on July 7, 2015 by First Financial

As a valued client of First Financial we would like to provide you with a simple, factual summary of what is occurring in Greece and the flow on effects for your investments.

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February Interest Rate update

Posted on February 3, 2015 by First Financial

The first announcement for 2015 has just been released and we have the news for you hot off the press. The Reserve Bank of Australia has today announced the outcome of its board meeting…

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Benefits and pitfalls of an LRBA for your SMSF

Posted on November 20, 2014 by First Financial

To most people that question will sound like gobbledegook, but you’d be surprised by the number of times I’ve heard it asked at a dinner party. Of course, Australians love investing in good old bricks and mortar.

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Make your transition to retirement plain sailing

Posted on October 30, 2014 by First Financial

You’re the wrong side of 40, and suddenly the day, when you can access your superannuation, doesn’t seem so far away. But are you satisfied with your current plan for the transition from working life to a happy and secure retirement?

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August Interest Rate Update

Posted on August 5, 2014 by First Financial

At its meeting today the Reserve Bank Board announced it was again leaving the cash rate unchanged, at 2.5%. The rate has now remained unchanged for a number of consecutive months.

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Changes to ATO SMSF supervisory levy

Posted on July 13, 2014 by First Financial

Up to 1 July 2013, the ATO supervisory levy has been paid for the financial year to which the self managed super fund annual return relates to.

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End of Financial Year & Beyond

Posted on May 26, 2014 by First Financial

With the end of financial year fast approaching now is the time to start thinking about making the most of some opportunities that may be available to you to help reduce your tax bill and/or boost the retirement savings

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The Budget

Posted on May 20, 2014 by First Financial

There has been a lot of press over recent weeks regarding the budget. The difficulty is separating the fact from fiction from sheer scare mongering. Obviously there are many changes made in a budget, some get lots of publicity and some not.

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