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Why we don’t invest in cryptocurrency

Posted on July 27, 2021 by First Financial

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, Dogecoin… it is an ever expanding field and there are thousands of different cryptocurrencies in existence. We take a look at the realm of virtual currencies and Graeme Quinlan discusses why we don’t invest in crypto.

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Women and finances

Posted on July 21, 2021 by First Financial

Financial freedom – it’s something everyone wants. But for many women, it can be difficult to achieve. There are significant hurdles to overcome so no matter where you are in your life right now, it’s essential that you take control today and start planning for the future.

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Understanding high yield investments

Posted on July 15, 2021 by First Financial

The term ‘high yield’ sounds like a great opportunity to be able to boost your investment income and enjoy positive returns… but you need to be mindful of the associated risks. While some high yield investments are certainly beneficial to include within a diversified portfolio you should always do your homework.

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Economic market review

Posted on July 9, 2021 by First Financial

An economic market review from Tim Farrelly, our external asset allocation consultant. In his review he discusses five key themes that are currently impacting the way in which portfolios are put together. You can watch the full video or read the summary below.

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Understanding the superannuation work test

Posted on July 2, 2021 by First Financial

In the May 2021 Federal Budget, the Government announced their intention to remove the superannuation work test rule as it has been difficult to police. But until that happens the current work test will remain the same. We take a closer look at existing rules and explain more about the work test exemption.

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Financial planning for life stages

Posted on June 29, 2021 by First Financial

Proper financial planning for various life stages and milestones can reduce the stress and anxiety and give you the confidence to transition through these milestones with ease and clarity. Learn more about how First Financial can help you prepare.

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How are the banks performing now?

Posted on June 17, 2021 by First Financial

Graeme Quinlan, Senior Adviser and Head of the First Financial Investment Committee, discusses the recent financial performance of Australian banks and how they are recovering as we work our way out of the COVID recession.

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Federal Budget 2021 review

Posted on June 3, 2021 by First Financial

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the Federal Budget on Tuesday 11 May 2021. Graeme Quinlan, Senior Adviser and head of the First Financial Investment Committee, hosted a webinar on Thursday 20 May reviewing the measures within the budget that could impact our clients.

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Financial security after losing a loved one

Posted on May 27, 2021 by First Financial

Losing a loved one, particularly a long-term spouse or partner, is an incredibly challenging time. There are often a lot of things to manage and navigating the financial maze can be one of the more difficult aspects. But it doesn’t need to be.

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What to consider before entering aged care

Posted on May 12, 2021 by First Financial

Deciding to enter aged care is a big decision… and one that most people don’t necessarily want to think about. But at some stage of our lives, most of us will need extra support and we know that being well prepared can make it an easier process.

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