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What should I do with my newfound money?

A sum of money that can last one person a lifetime might last another just a few years, months, or even weeks. If you made significant savings last year during COVID-19, or have been lucky enough to receive a pay increase, here are some tips…

8 Ways To Pay Off And Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt Faster

Australian consumers are getting better at managing credit card balances – New figures from the Reserve Bank of Australia reveal the nation’s credit card bill in January 2021 dropped by $7.38bn on the same month a year ago – however many…

New Year. Time to review your finances!

We all know that the New Year is the perfect time to review your finances and set new goals for the year ahead. In case you missed your planning session on the first day of January – here is another chance! This is a great time to get clear…

TEN TIPS TO MAXIMISE YOUR RETURNS FROM INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Don’t invest until you understand the numbers. Make sure the holding costs (rental income less outgoings) are manageable. Invest in locations with high population, employment, and mid to long term capital growth. Diversify across…

BUYING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Over the long term, property is recognised as a stable and reliable asset for wealth creation.  Property is a store-of-wealth asset. Whether you are looking to buy your first investment property or add to your current portfolio, property…

Your Home is not an ATM

The holiday season is almost upon us and after spending a good portion of the year couped up at home experiencing cabin fever, it’s now time to plan that well-deserved getaway. However, during a time of economic uncertainty, finding money…

Top tips for preparing a successful budget

It’s been a whirlwind of a year with many Australians impacted financially by COVID-19 which means this is going to be a Christmas like no other. While it is easy to understand why Christmas preparation and celebrations may not be top of mind…

Finding The Right Balance

What does exercise and diet have in common with managing debt and investment Both require finding the right balance to get the best results. Thinking of your body as a bank where you just deposit and withdraw calories neglects the fact…

Locumsgroup – proud sponsor’s of the Harbord Devils Junior Cricket Club

Locumsgroup once again, are proud to sponsor the Harbord Devils Junior Cricket Club for the 2018/2019 season. We hope our partnership helps the Harbord Devils hit the season for 6 !

A Video Update from Locumsgroup

The Australian Government has raised minimum wage by 3.5%. The minimum hourly rate is now $18.93 per hour, and the weekly minimum wage increased to $719.20. The HECS threshold has been slashed to $52,000. Those in the lowest HECS repayment bracket of $51,959 to $58,379 will now have to repay 2% of their total income.

Financial Intelligence Conference

Paul Ahearne, Managing Director of Locumsgroup speaking in Sydney at the Financial Intelligence Conference in August 2018, with Effie Zahos, financial commentator and editor of Money Magazine. Key observations from the evening: Accumulating…