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Start your own business and thrive. There are many things to consider when starting a business, but if you are organised and not shy about asking for help, things will fall into place.

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New Year’s resolutions help you focus on what you would like to achieve in the coming year. Financial resolutions can be particularly beneficial, especially if you’re serious about following them through. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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Most share markets ended 2017 positively, with global shares in hedged terms returning 1.1% in December, topping off a strong year (20.0%). A strong earnings season and the passing of the long anticipated tax reform legislation boosted US shares in December.

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Take a break – without breaking the bank Holidays should be a well-deserved break from worry. Here’s how to minimise your stress and have a relaxing time away.

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The US remains buoyant with business and consumer confidence elevated. The US share market (S&P 500) keeps powering along supported by solid earnings and accommodative policy.

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Welcome to our quarterly magazine – in this edition: What’s new in superannuation? Simple ways to help keep Christmas affordable. Why you should consider key-person insurance. Five things to consider when giving to charities.

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It’s an important skill but many people are still not as financially literate as they should be. Here are some ways that may help you improve.

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The urge to donate is strong in Australia, and it’s easy to make it part of your financial plan. An estimated 14.9 million Australian adults (80.8 per cent of the population) gave $12.5 billion to charities and not-for-profit organisations in 2015–16.

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Talk surrounding Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms and solid economic data more than offset concerns about North Korea, the US Federal Reserve announcing that they will commence to trim their balance sheet and likely lift rates again this year.

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As kids grow older, their financial needs – and their opportunities – grow more complex. If you have done the groundwork and taught your children the benefits of budgeting and saving, it will be much easier to talk to them about managing their finances in their teens and beyond.

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