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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Fast 8 Spotlight On… Claudia Andrade | Mortgage Broker & Client Services Consultant

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. This month we get to know Claudia Andrade, Mortgage Broker & Client Services Consultant, Jade Private Wealth. 1. Why did you choose financial advice/mortgage broking…

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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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Fast 8 Spotlight On… Brandon Anderson | Associate Adviser

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. This month we get to know Brandon Anderson, Associate Adviser, Jade Private Wealth. 1. Why did you choose financial advice as a career? At…

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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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