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Super fund performance

Posted on September 9, 2021 by First Financial

On 31 August the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority released results from their first MySuper Product Performance Test. We take a look at these results and Chris Crough, First Financial Principal, discusses why our clients are protected from this poor super fund performance.

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Managing cash flow in retirement

Posted on September 6, 2021 by First Financial

Everyone has different dreams for their retirement but regardless of what your retirement looks like, there’s always a need for financial stability. Here, we consider cash flow in retirement. And we look at some of the important steps you can take to help minimise financial stress so you can focus on the things you enjoy.

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Are you buying a house in 2021?

Posted on September 3, 2021 by First Financial

While the initial impact of COVID-19 slowed the property market last year, it has certainly bounced back, and consumer confidence appears strong. With that in mind, we look at some of the factors to consider if you are buying a house in 2021.

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Our five step super health check

Posted on August 20, 2021 by First Financial

Do you know how your superannuation is performing? Have you taken some time to review your fees or check that you are on track to reach your financial goals before retirement? Here are our five steps to help you do a super health check.

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Family trusts and investments

Posted on August 13, 2021 by First Financial

Do you have or are you considering creating a family trust? Here in Australia they are becoming increasingly popular and with good reason. They have unique advantages and can help you with your financial planning, investments and tax distribution.

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Did you know about these superannuation benefits?

Posted on July 29, 2021 by First Financial

We talk about the importance of superannuation a lot. It is a critical part of making sure you are financially prepared for retirement. But there is so much more to it than just saving for the future… there are a lot of benefits that you can access if you are with the right fund and structure your super effectively.

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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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