Avante Financial Services | Financial Advice Blog
May 23

Can we afford kids… or not?

It now costs a staggering $812,000 to raise two children from birth until they leave home**, giving some parents reason to question whether they can afford to have more kids. The latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth report, ‘Cost of Kids,’ found that although subsequent children are cheaper than the first, the combined cost of raising […]

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May 14

Maximise your Opportunities this EOFY

Is your super sorted? With the end of the financial year fast approaching now is a good time to check that you have made the most of the opportunities available to you this financial year. It is also a good time to review your super strategies and put your plans in early to set yourself […]

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May 08

Mothers Day

The gift women should give themselves this Mother’s Day Mothers are the masters of multi-tasking, rarely blinking an eyelid when it comes to juggling work, parenting and running a household. Because busy mums are often caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for others, they often have little spare time to look after themselves. […]

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Apr 30

Why you need a financial planner

Superannuation, retirement, insurance, investments, budgeting? is your mind already wandering and eyes glazing over? Knowing where and how to invest your money can feel like learning to drive. Think of your money as vehicles travelling along various roads that can help you reach your lifestyle goals. Sometimes the road rules change and faster routes are […]

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Mar 12

Spring clean your finances

With the arrival of warmer weather, many people’s thoughts turn to spring cleaning. Why not apply the same energy to your finances? You might save yourself some money and have more time to enjoy the sun when summer comes. Here are some tips to help you thoroughly spring clean your finances. Budget The first step […]

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Sep 27

Make The Right Transition

You may need to review your transition to retirement arrangements in light of changes to the way superannuation contributions are taxed. Are you an Australian making the transition to retirement or would you say you’re a high income earner? If you answered yes to either question, you may need to take note of some of […]

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Sep 27

Get On Top Of Family Finances

Want more financial security and better control of your family’s finances? Here’s a look at what you could do to prioritise and plan to make your hard-earned money go the distance.  Are you in charge of your family’s finances? Or do you share the responsibility with your partner? Either way, you may well be aware […]

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Sep 27

Care For The Aged

We take a closer look at the impact of the Australian government’s proposed reforms to the aged care system and the importance of making financial provision for your latter years. The fact we’re tending to enjoy longer and more productive lives in retirement is worth celebrating. But the reality is that many of us will […]

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