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Matthew Smith March 21, 2019© Success – in the monetary sense – hasn’t been a major priority for Guy Warren, the great Australian artist who, at 98 years of age, is attracting the kind of notoriety that’s now bringing more commercial spoils his way. Warren had an exhibition in February with the commercial gallery he […]

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The idea that when someone reaches the age of 60, it might be time to step out of work and retire into a life of leisure is relatively recent. But with more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped. More years were added to human life expectancy in the 20th century than were […]

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What is a good life? Well, I guess it depends on who you ask. A good life can mean different things to different people. And even though we might all perceive a good life differently, there are certain things that can help us to craft that a good life for ourselves and for those we love. And I call […]

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We hope you enjoy the final Market update for 2018 and from the team at SALA Financial Services we wish you a very Merry Christmas Summary Over the past two months, global equity markets have traded with a higher degree of volatility. In the US, equities are down around 10% on September highs. The overall […]

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The ancient philosopher Plato once said that “Human behaviour flows from three main sources; desire, emotion, and knowledge”. As it turns out, studies show what Plato theorised in 400 B.C.E. may prove to be true today. In this article, we look at wealth building behaviour and the habits that generate both success and failure. A […]

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Estate planning for life after death isn’t exactly something most of us put at the top of our priorty list. Unless it’s “Salmon Mousse” by Monty Python most of us would rather laugh at the reality of death than plan for it. However, planning for the afterlife, that is, planning for the death of your […]

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While there are 7.4 billion people in the world, only 1,826 people made the Forbes world’s billionaires list. Australia’s government debt (local, state and federal) is around $766 Billion with interest payments totalling more than one billion dollars a week. You may have seen similar articles to this one before, but for those that haven’t this piece will take […]

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The outcome of the Brexit has clearly come as a shock to markets which had been following polls and betting markets to expect the UK to remain in the EU. Markets will often over-react in situations such as these and as such it is important to analyse the situation calmly. Economic Impacts Short Term We […]

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You have taken a long and varied pathway to get where you are, but you have finally reached that point in your life where you are confident about who you are and what you want. Whether it’s the satisfaction of a successful career or the joy of parenthood, it’s likely you have much to be […]

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