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Spending more to the tax office than you should?

Posted on 03. Jan, 2017 by .

Can you keep more money for yourself and work towards being better off from 2017? As the year-end fast approaches, it’s a good time to think about how you can start working towards being better off. Before the end-of-year holidays start shifting into full swing and before you know it you’re splurging your hard-earned money, […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Posted on 18. Dec, 2016 by .

Merry Christmas Team Video! The team here at Abound Financial & Lifestyle Planning would like to thank you for your support throughout 2016 and wish you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas & a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2017!

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What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success?

Posted on 01. Dec, 2016 by .

Science reveals how our human­ – hardwiring can get in the way and cost us much more than we think. As humans we have changed a lot over time. Vast periods of time have seen us adapt and evolve – from hunting for food to ordering online and as our behaviour has changed, our brains […]

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Blinded by optimism

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

We’re designed to believe bed things won’t happen but it pays to think clearly and put plans in place, ahead of time. Behavioural science reveals that it’s in our nature to believe bad things won’t happen to us in the future, even if we’re accustomed to bad things occurring in the past. It may be […]

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Should you own the roof over your head?

Posted on 03. Oct, 2016 by .

When it comes to the rent-versus­ buy debate, like many of our clients you may be weighing up the pros and cons. You might be thinking that you’d love to buy a house but it all seems out of reach right now. Are you asking whether it’s still a good idea to invest in property […]

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Social Security Age Pension Assets test changes in January 2017

Posted on 01. Sep, 2016 by .

You may be aware that the Age Pension assets test will change from 1 January 2017, impacting the thresholds by which the value of assets owned (excluding the family home) are based on, before you may lose your eligibility for the Age Pension. These changes are aimed at increasing the amount of people eligible for […]

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Helping baby boomer widows get the financial advice and support they need

Posted on 28. Aug, 2016 by .

All across the world, women enjoy longer life spans and live on average 5% longer than men. According to the world health statistics – The gap between male and female life expectancy is greater in high-income countries, such as Australia, where women live around six years longer than men. So what does this remarkably consistent […]

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Peter White joins Abound Financial and Lifestyle Planning

Posted on 14. Aug, 2016 by .

Peter White joins Abound Financial and Lifestyle Planning as a new adviser Firstly, we are delighted to announce that Peter White has recently joined the practice as a Financial Adviser.  Peter joins us from an independent practice in Hawthorn where he provided ongoing reviews and analysis for their clients. When you are next in the […]

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Retraining your savings brain

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by .

Where there’s a will there’s a way, especially when it comes to saving. The latest scientific findings reveal that although fewer than 25 per cent of us have a genetic predisposition to squirrel money away for the future, we can all learn to save if we set our mind to it.  According to Dr Hersh […]

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Get ready for the first year of retirement

Posted on 01. Jul, 2016 by .

Will you be a honeymooner, a go – getter or a relaxer? The first year of retirement is one of transition in which you will need to adjust to major changes that can bring big rewards. Some of the changes may include; preparing mentally for the shift to not working full-time, adjusting to not getting […]

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