Surviving the Christmas spending splurge

However you see it, Australians are increasingly generous in our gift giving, spending a collective $11 billion on Christmas presents last year. The average person spent $593 in the festive season, a quarter more than 2012, according to the Commonwealth Bank’s Consumer Spending Survey. Christmas can be a hugely costly period for many, with Bureau of Statistics’ retail…

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The glass remains half full!

Allow me to start on some positive points on the present state of our Aussie economy: The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate at a record low of 1.50 per cent for the 26th straight month. Although this isn’t great news for term deposit holders, it is a gentle reminder that mortgage holders still…

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Upsize your retirement income with downsizer contributions

Legislation has passed that will enable people aged 65 or over to make additional super contributions of up to $300,000 per person from the proceeds of the sale of their home from 1 July 2018.  These are known as ‘downsizer contributions’ and they can be made on top of the existing contribution caps, without having…

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Fast 8 Spotlight On… Lauren Rose | Business Support Manager

Welcome to our new blog series: Fast 8 Spotlight On…. where we will get up close and personal (and have some fun) with our team members here at Jade Private Wealth. Please meet Lauren Rose, our Business Support Manager, Jade Private Wealth. 1. What do you do at JPW? My role is quite multifaceted, but essentially…

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What you need to know about the new Child Care Subsidy system

After many years of debate, inquiries and promises, the new Child Care Subsidy system has finally been revealed! If you currently have children in child care, then be sure to read on as this may impact you financially – and for the best! On a positive front, Australia’s Education Department estimates close to 1 million…

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