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Can extreme budgeting work for you?

Posted on June 20th, 2017

The emerging trend of extreme budgeting is being used by some as a way to achieve early retirement, but will it suit you? The phenomenon of extreme budgeting is gaining a lot of credence, as many households are keen to…

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Salary sacrifice explained

Posted on June 13th, 2017

Bridges Financial Services Pty Ltd (Bridges). ABN 60 003 474 977. ASX Participant. AFSL 240837. This is general advice only and has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation and needs. Before making an investment decision…

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The Capricornian welcomes new campaign to check out banking competition

Posted on June 7th, 2017

The Capricornian has welcomed a new campaign that aims to encourage Australians to check out the banking alternatives available to them, including the customer owned banking sector. “We welcome the current banking debate that has started the conversation about alternatives…

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Being an executor is not for the faint-hearted

Posted on June 6th, 2017

When appointing an executor, you can choose a family member, friend or professional trustee company. But, one thing’s for sure — it’s not for the faint-hearted. What does an executor do? An executor is the person or organisation responsible for…

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What does financial freedom really mean?

Posted on May 30th, 2017

How would you define the term ‘financial freedom’? Loose descriptions might be along the lines of “not having to worry about money” or “being able to afford whatever you want”. The truth is, of course, that defining financial freedom is…

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The 2017 Budget and the flow on affects

Posted on May 24th, 2017

The 2017 Budget was released on Tuesday, 9 May 2017. Here at the Capricornian, it is budget time as well.There have been a lot of talks surrounding the 2017 budget and what it means for us and our members. Our…

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Current technical issue

Posted on May 19th, 2017

We sincerely apologise that we are experiencing a technical issue with our online banking. We are doing everything we can to resolve the issue as promptly as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this matter may cause you.

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National Consumer Fraud Week (15 to 19 May)

Posted on May 17th, 2017

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15 – 19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’. Increasing numbers of Australians are encountering—and losing money to—scams on social media. If you use social media, we encourage…

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Financial tips for a golden gap year

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Baby boomers are increasingly opting to take a ‘golden gap year’ at the start of retirement, but make sure your finances are in order before you go. Why let teenagers have all the fun! The concept of a ‘gap year’…

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The Capricornian Charity Golf Day

Posted on April 27th, 2017

Change of Date: Sunday 28th May 2017 Due to the overwhelming family commitment on Mother’s Day, we have postponed The Capricornian Charity Golf Day until Sunday 28 May. This day is all about fun! It is for golfers and complete…

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