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Editorial February 2018 - Make your financial New Year’s resolutions come true
New Year’s resolutions help you focus on what you would like to achieve in the coming year. Financial resolutions can be particularly beneficial, especially if you’re serious about following them through. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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Market Wrap January 2018: Positive end to 2017
Most share markets ended 2017 positively, with global shares in hedged terms returning 1.1% in December, topping off a strong year (20.0%). A strong earnings season and the passing of the long anticipated tax reform legislation boosted US shares in December. The S&P 500 delivered positive returns for each month of 2017 without much volatility.

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Editorial January 2018 - Take a break - Without breaking the bank
Take a break – without breaking the bank Holidays should be a well-deserved break from worry. Here’s how to minimise your stress and have a relaxing time away.

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Market Wrap November 2017: Global and local shares surge
The US remains buoyant with business and consumer confidence elevated. The US share market (S&P 500) keeps powering along supported by solid earnings and accommodative policy.

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inTouch Q4 2017
Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition:What’s new in superannuation? Simple ways to help keep Christmas affordable Why you should consider key-person insurance Five things to consider when giving to charities Plan behind Healthy tips for avoiding dementia

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Editorial November 2017 - Financial literacy leads to healthy habits
It’s an important skill but many people are still not as financially literate as they should be. Here are some ways that may help you improve.

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Editorial October 2017 - Five things to consider when giving to charities
The urge to donate is strong in Australia, and it’s easy to make it part of your financial plan. An estimated 14.9 million Australian adults (80.8 per cent of the population) gave $12.5 billion to charities and not-for-profit organisations in 2015–16.

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Market Wrap October 2017: Global shares maintain momentum
Talk surrounding Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms and solid economic data more than offset concerns about North Korea, the US Federal Reserve announcing that they will commence to trim their balance sheet and likely lift rates again this year.

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Editorial September 2017 - Budget basics for teens and young adults
As kids grow older, their financial needs – and their opportunities – grow more complex. If you have done the groundwork and taught your children the benefits of budgeting and saving, it will be much easier to talk to them about managing their finances in their teens and beyond. Teaching good money management early will help them make informed financial decisions over the long term.

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Market Wrap September 2017: Hitting the brakes
Share markets in the US closed flat for August after a choppy month on the back of US political uncertainty, riots in Charlottesville and tensions in North Korea. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey also contributed to what has been the most volatile month in the S&P500 this year.

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inTouch Q3 2017
Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition:What’s new in superannuation? Fixed income: friend or foe? Personal insurance in a nutshell First-home buyers get some help Relaxation: ...

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Editorial August 2017: How to deal with market volatility
How to deal with market volatility Market volatility can be a curse or a blessing… It all depends on how ready you are to deal with it...

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Market Wrap August 2017: Bouncing higher
Global share markets rose strongly during July as political risks and fears of a hard landing in China subsided. US growth in the second quarter lifted and we suspect a similar outcome in Q3...

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Editorial July 2017: First-home buyers get some help
First-home buyers get some help State and federal governments are creating new incentives to help first-home buyers get into the overheated housing market...

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Market Wrap July 2017: Fed raises rates though markets pause
Global share markets paused in the month following rising volatility on the back of lower oil prices. The Fed raised interest rates by another 25bps following better economic conditions although the market ...

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Editorial June 2017: Budget offers an incentive to downsize
Budget offers an incentive to downsize The 2017 Federal Budget encourages some older people to downsize from homes that no longer meet their needs to free up housing stock for young families...

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Market Wrap June 2017: A mixed bag
Global share markets rose during the month as a strong reporting season in the US and Europe lifted investor confidence. Australian shares underperformed global shares as concerns over economic growth ...

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inTouch Q2 2017
Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: SMSFs are on the rise Should we continue allocating alternatives in a diversified portfolio? Are you financially ready for retirement? Changes…

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inTouch Q1 2017
Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: Safeguarding your retirement plan Retirees and life insurance? Tax changes for seniors are now on the table Are your finances ready for ...

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Market Highlights - December 2016
Market Highlights, Onwards and upwards Global growth indicators continued to firm through November as inflation expectations rose on the back of higher levels of industrial activity. Share markets, especially...

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