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16 05, 2019

2019 Australian Federal Election: What You Should Know

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With the 2019 Australian federal election just days away, we at Ashford’s thought it’d be worthwhile putting together a blog post outlining how each major political party is addressing the various hot-button issues from a policy standpoint. Taxation Widely seen as one of the most crucial dividing lines between the two main parties. Clear tax

4 04, 2019

Never Enough Time? Make the Change!

In this real-time world we find ourselves in, it’s often hard to ensure you’ve enough time to discharge your professional responsibilities – let alone to enjoy enough family, personal, and leisure time. It’s not the answer to be in a permanent state of Nivens McTwisp (i.e. the white rabbit in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland).

1 04, 2019

From the CEO’s Desk: Australian Housing Slump

Pessimism regarding Australia’s property market has intensified in recent times; a sentiment more or less foreign to Australian homeowners who, over a period spanning several decades, have grown accustomed to year-on-year appreciation on the value of their home. In this edition of From the CEO’s Desk, I will detail various factors widely thought to be

27 02, 2019

An Important Conversation

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None of us like to consider our own mortality. For our older loved ones, it’s an even more confronting topic, and certainly a difficult one to discuss. Let me share with you a story that was told to me by someone I met at a recent function, about their father “Lindsay” who had recently passed

5 02, 2019

Australian Banking Royal Commission Findings Summary

"Saying sorry and promising not to do it again has not prevented recurrence. The time has come to decide what is to be done in response to what has happened.”  "The financial services industry is too important to the economy of the nation to allow what has happened in the past to continue or to

1 02, 2019

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and even easier to break. One of the most common reasons we break our resolutions is that we set unrealistic goals that often cannot be achieved. The same rings true for New Year’s financial resolutions. That being said, it is also an opportunity to refresh and look ahead

20 12, 2018

From the CEO’s Desk: Business Valuations and Divorce

Whenever the concept of valuing a business features in a conversation, the subject matter generally has to do with the stock market. Indeed, when it comes to publicly listed stocks, a business valuation often proves an integral part of any full-time investor’s investment thesis. Despite the strong tendency we have to associate business valuations with