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Making the most of falling interest rates

The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut official interest rates is good news for anyone with a mortgage or hoping to buy their first home, but presents a challenge for savers. Whatever your personal situation, the question now is how to make the most of falling rates. On...

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Contribution limits for 2018 / 2019

As it is June, it is timely to review the contribution limits applying in this financial year, so you can maximise the amount going into your fund.  It is also time to review pay slips and statements to check how much has already been contributed. As detailed below,...

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Is it holding you back? These days, the phenomenon of keeping up with the Joneses is more pervasive than ever. The constant bombardment of images from advertisers, as well as our friends and family via social media is making Australians feel pressured to maintain a...

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Market Snapshot: May 2019

In summary   May was not a good month for global equity markets. The prime source of concern was the escalating trade dispute between the US and China, leading markets to worry that slower global trade could push the US closer to recession in the near term. This...

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The Atzeni’s

Not many clients can say they have been with their accountant for close to 60 years, but when Laurie and Delcia Atzeni joined McConachie Stedman in the 60’s they were in for the long haul.  In 1965, John McConachie purchased a small Toowoomba based accounting firm;...

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