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Rebooting for retirement

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Oct 2019

Rebooting for retirement

As retirement comes into view, it’s time to imagine a new you for the post-work age. You remember your first day at school, your first job, your first home. And now your final pay check is in sight. You’re nearly there. That’s quite an achievement. How to be trigger happy As with other big life events, retirement triggers choices that shape your future. Whether it’s…

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14 jaw-dropping Australian natural attractions

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Oct 2019

14 jaw-dropping Australian natural attractions

Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have in our own backyard. This is despite the plethora of astounding natural attractions that are sprinkled all over the country. Some of these fascinating wonders wouldn’t be out of place on another planet. Others are so ridiculously beautiful, you could stare at them all day. It’s time to celebrate Mother Nature’s brilliance with this collection of mind-boggling natural…

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World’s Best Beaches 2019: The Votes Are In

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Oct 2019

World’s Best Beaches 2019: The Votes Are In

How would you like to laze on one of the world’s best beaches for your next getaway? Voters in this year’s TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards ranked Australia’s Manly and Surfers Paradise beaches among the top 25. However, it’s these five dazzling stretches of sand that won the most sun-loving hearts. 5. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos The poster child of the Turks and Caicos,…

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Succession planning: A competitive advantage strategy

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Oct 2019

Succession planning: A competitive advantage strategy

Sidestep the negative effects of change with thorough succession planning and you’ll put your business ahead of the curve. Not only does this improve your company’s value, but it also provides something every good business manger strives for: your employees’ peace of mind. You know this is true – succession planning is the cornerstone of any business that lasts. It smooths the way as one…

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Understanding cash flow

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Oct 2019

Understanding cash flow

Understanding cash flow in the time it takes to play a game of solitaire. In the time that it takes to go through your deck and figure out your game strategy, this article will help you understand what cash flow is and how to write a cash flow statement. That’s only two minutes of reading time. Ace. One of the biggest reasons businesses fail is…

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How to stop freaking out about speaking in public

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Oct 2019

How to stop freaking out about speaking in public

The first rule of being a good public speaker is understanding it doesn't come naturally, says public speaking coach Andrew Griffiths. Here's how to overcome that. According to this study people prefer the idea of death to speaking in front of a crowd of strangers. Gulp. Seems a bit drastic, doesn’t it? But as entrepreneur, author and public speaking coach, Andrew Griffiths told Flying Solo the  good…

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Myth busting: the cost of setting up renewable energy in a home

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Oct 2019

Myth busting: the cost of setting up renewable energy in a home

Market research indicates the average Australian home has 17 connected devices; ‘smart’ devices in the internet of things that offer everything from efficiency to safety, convenience and entertainment.1  Renewable energy devices – behind the meter, on the roof and in your pocket – are the next frontier, offering real savings and the potential to power them all. In 1981, you could buy a personal computer…

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Tips on how to save money and how to budget

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Oct 2019

Tips on how to save money and how to budget

Planning can help you reach your savings goal sooner. Do you want to save money for the future? Saving money is a process, and it helps to have a plan and budget to reach your financial goals. If you’re looking for ways to save money, these budgeting and money saving tips could help you reach your goals sooner. How do Australians save? Research by the…

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Three key ingredients to improve your odds of outperformance

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Oct 2019

Three key ingredients to improve your odds of outperformance

Is there a special recipe equity investors can follow to outperform the returns from the broader market? Based on the latest performance scorecard of Australian active investment managers released in September by S&P Dow Jones Indices, if that recipe does exist, most professional portfolio managers don't have it. The SPIVA Australia Scorecard covering the year to 30 June, 2019 shows that, on an absolute return…

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Resist today, relax tomorrow

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Oct 2019

Resist today, relax tomorrow

Can you recite the last line of Gone with the Wind? If not, you’ll find the answer at the end of this article. If you scrolled down straight away, you might be too keen for your own good. We’ve all heard that patience is a virtue, and it can even save you money. For people figuring out how to fund the lifestyle they’d like in retirement,…

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