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It is the beginning of a new financial year which is a really great time to reflect and review on the previous year, as well as look forward and set new goals for the year ahead.

This may be something that you already have put into practice or it may be completely new to you. Either way, we can help and support you through this process to achieve a positive impact on both your business and your personal lives. Read more…

How to Create the Ultimate Bucket List

If you knew you only had a short period of time to live, what would you do differently? That was the question that Sebastian Terry, author of 100 Things: What's On Your List?, asked himself following the death of a close friend at a young age. "After considering my friend's life, I realised I probably wasn't living my own to the fullest," Sebastian said. "I wrote down a list of things that would make me smile more. I created a blueprint to happiness, and I dropped everything in my life to pursue it."  Read more…

How to Make Your Retirement Dreams Happen

Ewan Brown couldn't be happier with his retirement, partly because he's not yet fully retired. The 67-year-old Canberran knows that in order to have a full life he must remain active in a number of pursuits including hobbies, fitness and family. Through a combination of paid and volunteer positions, he also makes sure he's working two to three days a week.

The most powerful tool Ewan has in his retirement is choice, which has been a benefit of being actively and passionately involved in his superannuation planning with his financial adviser from his 40s onwards. This helped him understand the basics for maintaining financial independence – including how and where his money was placed, and the tricks for tax-effective investing. Read more…