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Early retirement versus working for longer

Early retirement is a goal for many Australians, but it may not always be the most wise decision. A 2015 report conducted by AMP found that the average age for retirement sits at 63 years for men and 60 years for […]

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The investment outlook – it’s not all that bad!

The past few months have seen international upheaval with the Brexit decision, terrorist attacks in France and an attempted coup in Turkey. Add to that the Australian election and a shaky twelve months for most investment markets, and you could be […]

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SuperStream Deadline Extended

The ATO has announced it will extend the deadline for small businesses to be SuperStream compliant until 28 October 2016. About SuperStream SuperStream is the way businesses must pay employer superannuation contributions to all super funds. It simplifies the process of […]

Britain to exit the EU – what happens now?

British voters have voted in favour of Brexit: the British exit from the European Union (EU). This means that in the coming months, British and European leaders will begin negotiating the terms of Britain’s departure. Britain’s exit will affect the […]

2016 Federal Budget in brief

In his budget speech last night Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison put forward a number of proposed changes, mainly around contributions to superannuation and taxation. This roundup will give you some information about what the proposals could mean for you—whether you’re […]

102 Taylor Street is officially open!

Thank you to the clients who attended the official opening of the Elodus office at 102 Taylor Street last week. It was lovely to see you and we appreciate all of your good wishes. We also welcomed our new tenants […]

Toowoomba’s bright future

Toowoomba is in the news again, and for all the right reasons. Positive attention is being drawn to the region, as set out in a special report in The Australian. Stating factors like the Wellcamp Airport, the long-awaited second Range […]

procrastinate ~to put off or defer until a later time

As busy people ourselves, the team at Elodus understand how hectic life can be. Often the last thing we think about is our future – retirement, wealth creation, insurances, tax or superannuation. One of our new clients has shared her […]

Life insurance policies ‘do’ pay out

There has been a lot of controversy and media attention recently surrounding the life insurance industry, specifically the payment of life, TPD (Total & Permanent Disability) and trauma insurance claims. Media coverage has exposed some very concerning stories regarding some […]

Ladies, don’t let a lack of confidence in dealing with money hold you back from reaching your financial goals this year.

New evidence suggests Australian women are increasingly gaining confidence in dealing with money. The majority of women share household money matters with their partner, while 27% of women make most of the financial decisions for the household on their own. […]

Small Business Solutions Workshop

Receive a Certificate IV in Small Business Management, one-on-one business mentoring and free financial planning consultation for only $400! Elodus are excited to offer Small Business Solutions workshops in conjunction with TAFE. Places are strictly limited. Contact us for more […]

Welcome to our newest Elodus family member!

The Elodus family was delighted to welcome a tiny new member this week! Tom Finnegan and his wife Emily are proud to announce the birth of their third daughter, Seirsha Violet, who arrived safe and well on Saturday 23rd January […]

What’s behind the share market volatility?

Market falls – are investors chasing shadows? While markets continue to experience volatility in the short term, the longer term view for economic growth remains positive. While the Chinese sharemarket and currency stabilised a bit on Friday and US jobs […]

Congratulations Tom!

We are very excited to announce that our own Tom Finnegan was named as Charter Financial Planning’s State Value of Advice Winner for QLD 2015 at the Charter Value of Advice Awards last night in Brisbane. The recipient of this award is […]

Elodus has a new home

Elodus are excited to announce that we have moved to our brand new premises, located on the corner of Taylor and Holberton Streets (102 Taylor Street) in Newtown. With plenty of off-street parking accessible from the Holberton Street entrance, we are […]

Financial Literacy and Life Insurance

While the majority of Australians hold some form of life insurance, a recent report shows that only half of these people understand their cover and policies fully. The report, prepared by CoreData, also shows that people who work with a […]

Women and Insurance Cover

Australian women are more educated and have more employment opportunities than ever before, but recent studies have shown that only 47% of women hold some form of financial protection compared to 57% of men. In all four forms of insurance […]

What in the world is going on?

Volatility seems to be a daily occurrence at the moment – oil prices are dropping, the Greek prime minister has resigned, the USA is thinking about increasing interest rates, China’s growth rate is expected to drop from 9% to around […]

Cafe brews new chapter for historic Toowoomba site

Newtown residents could soon be enjoying a cappuccino and croissant at the same place they once picked up their bread and milk. Toowoomba financial firm Elodus Financial has recognised the potential of the old convenience store site on the corner […]

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