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Justin Brand
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It surprises me how many intelligent people don’t think to check the performance of their portfolio against the average market return. Especially when they’re paying an advisor a fee for investment advice.

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Use the following checklist for signs your bank’s financial planner has given you bad advice.

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An inconsistent investment approach is a common cause of capital loss.

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Is Ray White's announcement good for consumers? Or will it drive a culture of sales over advice? 

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Bad decisions on a $400,000 loan can easily cost you $100,000. If you already have a mortgage, it’s not too late to fix old mistakes or avoid making them with your next one.

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A must read for advisers. Excellent analysis of the latest version of FOFA. 
On 14 July 2014, the Labor Party introduced the Government’s amending Regulations in the Senate, confident of their ability to disallow the regulations and therefore derail the Government’s proposed changes to Labor’s regulatory framework. They were mistaken. The Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014, effective from 1 July 2014, addressed the majority of the Government’s intended reforms and promised certainty in regards to grandfathering, opt-in and best interests. The practical impact of these changes may be somewhat different.

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CBA’s ad gives no context or reference to the systemic issues of fraud and inappropriate advice. Clients are unlikely to recognise they may have been affected.

Check out this post for reasons why I think Ian Narev and CBA are not sorry for CBA scandal:
  
http://justinbrand.com.au/blog/why-i-think-ian-narev-is-not-sorry-for-cba-scandal/
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Detailed step by step guide on buying property in SMSF 
Questions, Processes and Strategies for owing #Property in a #SMSF | @SMSFCoach http://ow.ly/xRDFL

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After interviewing hundreds of advisers and reviewing thousands of financial plans I know that there are some great financial planners out there that can really help you improve your life. This video doesn't name them but it does give you seven practical tips to help you separate the contenders from the pretenders.
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