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A contested estate – not something you want to leave your family

DATE CREATED: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:04

Families come in all shapes and sizes and it’s import to understand aggrieved loved ones may contest your will

18 March 2019

Thanks to our legal firm partner, Hall & Wilcox, for providing this content.

We are often asked the question ‘how much should I leave for my children’, especially when children are not being treated equally or a child is estranged. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer. If the child is an eligible applicant under the applicable State or Territory legislation for estate claims, the individual should try and make adequate and proper provision for that child even if they do this reluctantly.

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The beauty of compound interest

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:04

Time in investment markets matters, especially when you reinvest interest

12 April 2019

Interest on a loan or that you receive on a deposit can be calculated in two ways: by simple interest or compound interest. How interest is calculated matters over time and that’s why financial advisers recommend paying down debt as quickly as possible and adding regularly to investments, especially very long-term investments like superannuation.

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Budgeting to achieve your goals

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:26

Be more financially independent

Tips to get younger people saving money

18 March 2019

This is the first note in a series designed for you to share with your children. At Cardena, we’re thinking about your extended family and ways that we can help them build a strong financial future – by starting now.

The word ‘budget’ invokes fear in many that treasure ritual pleasures such as a daily cup or two of barista coffee or Sunday morning brunch. A friend recently confided she spent $1,600 last year on coffees. This might surprise you, but it only takes a couple of bought coffees a day to reach and exceed that number.  Small daily amounts can add up!

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How will Labor’s proposed changes impact you?

DATE CREATED: Monday, 11 March 2019 08:14

Capital gains tax, changes to trusts

28 February 2019

Australia’s superannuation nest egg is estimated at more than $2.7 trillion and is attracting attention all over the world but not all of it is positive. Domestically, both sides of politics have altered superannuation and investment rules in the name of fairness but in the process changed the landscape for investors, forcing them to reconsider their choices. Never has there been a more important time to seek financial advice and be confident in your investments to sustain your financial future.

Last year the Labor party signaled that they will reform a number of measures should they win the next general election expected in May.

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Cardena Investment Update August 2018

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:08

Listen to Cardena's Director Jonathan Kilborn about current interest rates and the Australian dollar

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Philanthropy

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 14:15

If you thought philanthropy was just for billionaires, think again.

Philanthropy is no longer just the domain of high profile business people. Antonia Ruffell, CEO of Australian Philanthropic Services, explains why you could be missing out if you’re not considering philanthropy in your financial plan. 

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Staying at home as we age: Consumer choice and control around Home Care

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:38

Up until February 2017, Australian home care services were allocated in care level packages, which were awarded to service providers. Now, consumers in need of care are assessed for levels of home care and associated funding, which they can use to purchase services from providers of their choice. This is called Consumer Directed Choice or “CDC”.

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Insurance and financial considerations for the next generation

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 12:22

Last year my wife and I welcomed our first child. With all the joy that she brings, having a child has really made us consider what some of the key financial priorities are for our family over the next few years.

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Merry Christmas

DATE CREATED: Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:41

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during 2017 and wish you a festive holiday and happy new year!

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Ride of a Lifetime

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:05

One of our biggest buzzes as financial advisers is helping our clients realise their dreams and to lead a fulfilling life.  Yes, we help clients make smart financial decisions, but of equal significance to them are the pursuits and interests they follow outside of their career and “financial wealth”. I’d like to share one such pursuit that has had, and continues to have, an enduring impact on my life.

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