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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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