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Aspire Retire features in today’s Courier Mail
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Winner proves she’s in for the long haul It’s a sobering statistic but less than 40 per cent of businesses that launched a decade ago are still around today, according to official figures. Worse, Australian Bureau of Statistics numbers show … Continue reading

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Your Retirement Plans – Will they involve travel or childcare?
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You’ve planned financially for your retirement and now that it is here … the time has come to travel and pursue those hobbies you’ve always wanted to try. That is, of course, unless you’ve somehow become a day care centre … Continue reading

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Negatively gearing on rental properties under attack
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Negatively geared property investors lost an astonishing $13.2 billion in 2010-11. So will the government change the rules around this tax perk? RENTAL INCOME AND DEDUCTIONS There are now 1.76 million people in Australia who own an interest in a rental … Continue reading

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State of the States Report
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State of the States – State & territory economic performance report How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment, construction work done; … Continue reading

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Cut the cards to stay out of trouble
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BRISBANE families are watching every cent as household budgets struggle to cover increasing costs with less income. THE Watts family juggle a small business, household expenses and a mortgage – all without a credit card. Currently on maternity leave from … Continue reading

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Changes to $677 Million in Unclaimed money
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Changes to the Commonwealth unclaimed money laws In December 2012, Commonwealth laws that govern unclaimed money were amended by the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Act 2012.  Institutions have until 31 May 2013 to provide unclaimed money … Continue reading

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The danger of Set and Forget
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I always use the analogy of a freshly landscaped garden when it comes to your own financial plan. Once established and the new plants are watered in, you can’t let it go unattended and expect it to thrive. It requires … Continue reading

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Olivia speaks on radio about the recent super changes
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Olivia speaks to ABC radio about the recent super changes.  Here the audio link below (Source:612ABC) cheap antivirus software download http://www.aspireretire.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Memo1.m4a zp8497586rq

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Comfortable vs modest retirement
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One of the most obvious questions asked when planning for your retirement is what level of comfort you want to enjoy in your golden years.  To know what constitutes “comfortable”, Westpac/ASFA publish a survey as a guide to what the … Continue reading

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Olivia features on the Front cover of Charter Magazine
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Aspire Retire's Olivia Maragna is featured on the front cover of Charter Magazine.   Best in class: Practice, prizes and the personal touch: Olivia Maragna’s inspiring business journey.   She has built a solid reputation as a leader in the financial planning … Continue reading

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