First Financial Blog
A year of celebrationsPosted on December 17, 2019 by First Financial
There have been many wonderful reasons to celebrate during 2019! Within the First Financial family we’ve had engagements, weddings and beautiful babies… every tear jerking moment you can imagine.
We want to take a moment now to reflect on all the happiness we have shared together.READ MORE
Consider a younger partner in your SMSFPosted on December 12, 2019 by First Financial
If you have a self-managed super fund, there are good reasons to think about bringing in a younger person. It’s not the right strategy for every SMSF but it is definitely worth considering, particularly to extend the life of the SMSF.READ MORE
First Financial volunteers with FareSharePosted on December 9, 2019 by First Financial
In November, 14 of our staff spent an industrious afternoon working at FareShare, an organisation that is dedicated to minimising food wastage and creating healthy meals that are distributed around Melbourne to homeless shelters, food vans and refuges.READ MORE
The real value of good financial advicePosted on November 25, 2019 by First Financial
“Financial peace of mind doesn’t just happen… it takes planning, it takes long-term commitment.” Ben Rossi, Principal and Managing Director, has helped many people over the decades. He knows just how valuable good financial advice can be when planning for your future.READ MORE
Is travelling one of your retirement goals?Posted on November 14, 2019 by First Financial
Have you imagined a retirement filled with amazing, exotic locations or the endless summer?
Travel is always on the top of our clients’ retirement goals list… so in this article we explore a range of travel options. Plus, we give you some great tips to help make your adventures safe and as stress-free as possible.
John’s rock and roll retirementPosted on November 8, 2019 by First Financial
John Leahey’s passion for music has filled his life. From a child who watched his father entertain friends, through his university band years and now still gigging in retirement, soulful melodies have always been his soundtrack.
We talked to him about his music and how smart management of his superannuation has given him the freedom to pursue his passion and live his dream retirement.READ MORE
How to recognise a scamPosted on November 6, 2019 by First Financial
The ACCC’s Scamwatch website currently states there have been 131,615 scam reports in 2019… equating to over $106 million lost. The statistics indicate that even though there is regular media coverage and general scam alerts… many people are still susceptible.
We highlight some of the most recent scams that could affect you.
Record low interest ratesPosted on October 28, 2019 by First Financial
There’s no doubt that current interest rates are unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in Australia before.
We spoke with Graeme Quinlan, Senior Adviser and head of the First Financial Investment Committee, about the cause and impact of the low rates. Plus, he discusses how to maintain income from investments during this volatile time.
Infrastructure as an Asset ClassPosted on October 15, 2019 by First Financial
With so much constant activity within the infrastructure sector, it can be beneficial for investors to treat infrastructure as a separate asset class for investment, rather than lumping it in with the equities part of their portfolios.READ MORE