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A closer look at ethical investing

Posted on April 8, 2021 by First Financial

Back In 2019, we discussed the trend of ethical investing and highlighted some of its specific characteristics. In the years since more and more investors around the world are looking at how their investments can be profitable while also meeting a range of non-financial criteria.

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Retirement planning in 2021

Posted on April 1, 2021 by First Financial

Retirement isn’t always simple or straight-forward. Whether you’re fortunate enough to retire on your own terms, or if you have to retire earlier or later than expected, a key to successful retirement planning in 2021 is knowledge.

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Fixed vs variable mortgage interest rates

Posted on March 16, 2021 by First Financial

Mortgage interest rates have been a hot topic of conversation for many years. We’ve been experiencing some of the lowest figures ever seen and the Australian property market has continued to soar, despite the economic woes of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Our year working from home

Posted on March 10, 2021 by First Financial

The year has certainly seen significant changes in how we deliver our services, but we are proud to have maintained strong client relationships and found appropriate solutions to any challenges we faced.

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Financial wellbeing and your health

Posted on March 5, 2021 by First Financial

We all know that to live a healthy lifestyle, you have to eat well and exercise regularly… but another important element of the healthy life model is your financial wellbeing. Improving your financial position can help reduce stress and support your overall health.

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Investment market outlook 2021

Posted on February 24, 2021 by First Financial

Almost twelve months on from March 2020, and it’s been a tumultuous year. As we have reported throughout the months we have experienced a great deal of volatility across global markets… but as we look ahead, while there are still some hurdles to overcome, positivity is returning.

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Welcome to 2021 – a message from Ben Rossi

Posted on February 16, 2021 by First Financial

Whilst things are certainly looking up, we are not out of the woods just yet. No one knows what is going to happen next and people only make predictions because they are asked to. But we can have a ‘wish list’…

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Retirement dreams and the global pandemic

Posted on February 15, 2021 by First Financial

During these challenging times, the pandemic has not only shaken societal norms but has also made some Australians rethink their plans for retirement. But here at First Financial, our clients have been able to maintain a positive outlook.

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How to tackle post-holiday debt

Posted on February 9, 2021 by First Financial

This holiday season has been unlike any other. With COVID-19 restrictions still impacting our daily lives and the usual overseas travel options unavailable, we’ve taken to our own backyards to celebrate. Even though many of the usual opportunities for spending haven’t been an option, we know that a large number Australians will still have incurred some extra debt.

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Family finances and tough conversations

Posted on January 14, 2021 by First Financial

Discussing money matters with loved ones can be hard… in fact for many people, the topic of family finances can be a daunting one to approach. Whether it’s your partner, your children or even your parents, it can be a difficult conversation to start.

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