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Federal Budget 2017 – More funds for education

Federal Budget 2017 – More funds for education

Schools, early childhood education and skill training are also in for a boost in funding. Schools will get a $18.6 billion boost over the next decade. Under the plan dubbed ‘Gonski 2.0’, most schools will receive more money while some wealthier schools will lose some funding. Early childhood education will receive an additional $428 million […]


Counting the cost of education

A quality education is a lifelong resource and a powerful launching pad for young Australians. But with education costs rising at more than twice the rate of inflation, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead for the investment you’re making in your child.i Grandparents may also like to help their family by investing money […]


Listen up – the benefits of listening

Most of us are good at talking but when it comes to listening, our skills can usually do with a bit more polish. Whether we are at work, at home, or out with friends, we tend to be more interested in what we are saying or want to say next, than in hearing what others […]


Preparing for an unknown future

Preparing for an unknown future: Many people go through life believing serious illness or injury cannot happen to them. But in reality, the chances of a trauma event are quite high. For instance, one in three Australian men and one in four Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach 75. The Lifewise/NATSEM […]


Budget 2015 Advance Australia Fair

Federal Budget 2015 After criticism that his first Federal Budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of a budget emergency. Instead, the Coalition government has unveiled nearly $10 […]


Back to the classroom – University

If you think you’re too old to go back to university, think again. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that 41% of university students are aged between 25 and 64 years of age – with an additional 1% aged over 64. And while almost 57% of mature age students already had […]



Financial Advisor Adelaide

We are an award winning practice that has been providing financial advice to South Australians since 1969. We really enjoy getting to know our clients and building a relationship with them that lasts over many years. We have a diverse range of clients from mum and dad to AFL players to ASX CEOs. All of which have a diverse range of financial advice needs and very different relationships to maintain. Our clients describe a 'breath of fresh air', personable, expert and people with high integrity. Clients have also mentioned that they are not treated as a number and the advice is specific to them. Working with clients for clients.

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