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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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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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