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From the monthly archives: January 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Business Confidence Up For 5 Months In A Row

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012
Business Confidence in December rose marginally to 117.2 from 115.7 in November. Confidence amongst businesses in Australia has now increased for the fifth consecutive month making it well above the low point of 99.8 recorded in July 2011. This improvement was in spite of global economic uncertainty and very volatile share markets. The recent drop in interest rates probably assisted the improvement.
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Your Questionnaire To Finding The Right Financial Adviser

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012

I am often asked on radio how do you find a good financial adviser? Its a good question so to help you I have created a simple 1 page questionnaire that you can use when meeting an adviser for the first time. Let me know how you go! Read the rest of entry »

Project Luangwa: Helping a deaf child get an education in Zambia

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012
I have recently been told about this non government organisation that aims to ensure the people of the Luangwa Valley gain the full benefit from tourism by investing in education and development. They help to arrange sponsorship for over 100 children every year. All of these children are in need of your help. But there are some children who face even greater challenges in Life. We are currently trying to find sponsorship for 3 deaf children. They need to be able to go to a specialist school that caters to the blind and deaf Read the rest of entry »

Our Debt Situation and How It Affects You!

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012
Mortgage debt is by far the largest component of debt in Australia today – government debt, which is the focus of political debate, is trivial by comparison. A quick caveat though – finance sector debt may be larger again than mortgage debt, if a claim sourced from Morgan Stanley, which shows Australia’s aggregate private debt ratio as almost equal to that in the US, is accurate. Read the rest of entry »

Dividends? What To Look For 2012

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Many investors are shifting their focus to achieving yield rather than capital growth, and favouring bank deposits over the sharemarket. But they must remember that the return from a bank is subject to decisions by the Reserve Bank: lower official interest rates mean lower earnings for savers.

Much of the global economic growth of the past decade was fuelled by debt and the continuation of growth was reliant on buoyant levels of confidence. Investor confidence was shattered by the Global Financial Crisis and the increasingly conservative behaviour that followed has resulted in a growing desire by many people to save and pay off debt.

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