Tag Archives: Lifestyle Planning Melbourne

How to beat the chemistry of online overspending

Posted on 26. Feb, 2014 by .

Dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. In other words, you feel a rush of dopamine in response to pleasurable activities like say food or shopping. But the flipside of this chemistry can prove a real financial problem. Say you’ve come home from work after a long and […]

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Investor confidence grows with market

Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 by .

After several years in their bunkers, Australian investors are beginning to look beyond the safe haven of cash in the search for better returns. Shares have started the year with strong gains, the residential property market is showing signs of recovery and superannuation fund returns are the healthiest in years. Suddenly, growth is back on […]

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Financial Planning For End of Year

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by .

With 30 June fast approaching, we thought it would be appropriate to remind you of two things you should consider in terms of financial planning before the end of the financial year.

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Property Versus Shares

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by .

One of the most common backyard barbeque debates in Australia relates to which provides better investment returns — property or shares? Australians are widely known to have had a long love affair with direct property, but an interest in sharemarket investing has also been on the rise over recent years.

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To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

According to expert portfolio managers, two of the best times to buy equities during this investment lifetime were after the economic recoveries of 1974 and 1990. The lead-up periods to each of these recoveries were also the closest in terms of economic meltdown to what we have recently been through, and are facing now. In 1974 and 1990, after the first spurt of economic growth, growth decelerated again (as it has in this past quarter) before the economy took off again.

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It pays to have Trauma Insurance

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

While it’s not nice to think about, trauma insurance can be viewed as “recovery insurance” – taking the pressure off while you focus on recovering from an illness or accident rather than worrying about your finances. It should be considered an essential part of any robust wealth protection plan, as the case studies below illustrate.

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Merry Christmas from Abound Financial & Lifestyle Planning

Posted on 23. Dec, 2010 by .

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team at Abound Lifestyle Planning!

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The superannuation gender gap

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

It’s an unfortunate fact that a typical woman is estimated to save 35% less for her retirement than the average man. This can be because women are more likely to take career breaks or work part-time when they start a family or care for a loved one.

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The easy way to consolidate your super

Posted on 06. Dec, 2010 by .

Why get it sorted? If your super is lost, tracking it down may give you certainty about how much you have and how it is performing. If your super is spread across several funds, consolidating it into one fund can reduce your paperwork.

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Are you looking to retire in a few years & worry you may run out of money?

Posted on 30. Oct, 2010 by .

Watch our humorous video where Richard meets with Bob who is 62 years old and looking to retire in a few years. Bob is worried about sustaining his current lifestyle for himself and his wife in his retirement years and running out of money. Richard informs Bob how he and the team at Abound Financial Planning Ascot Vale can help him.

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