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December 2020 Newsletter

Season’s Greetings! Welcome to our final newsletter of the year, and what an interesting year it has been!

Our first article provides insight into the importance of advice during turbulent times and explains why households who receive financial advice are generally less stressed about their finances than those who do not. As you know planning is the key to successful investing and we outline some tips to help you reach your financial goals.

We look at a recent report from the Australian Tax Office where they have identified the limited diversification of SMSFs and the weighting towards cash and term-deposits.

If you’re retired, find out how you may be able to turn the equity in your home into cash and allow you to continue to live in your home and neighbourhood.

Lastly, read about how a dog CAN teach you new tricks. 

On behalf of our team we want to thank you for your support this year! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and are able to spend time with family and friends and recharge, ready for 2021.

We love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us with any questions about our articles in this newsletter on (02) 9326 2788 or email

Kind regards,

Bongiorno (NSW) Group

The difference advice makes being proven right now

People often make unwise or hasty decisions when they’re under stress. And a growing number of Australian households have found themselves under stress, both financially and non-financially, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Developing your investment plan

Planning is the key to successful investing. Creating a plan will help you find investments that fit your investing time frame and risk tolerance, to help you reach your financial goals sooner.

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Most SMSFs are still poorly diversified

Data only just released by the Australian Tax Office, detailing the asset allocations for all SMSFs in the quarter to the end of June, shows there was still a large investment weighting at that time towards cash and term deposits.

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What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

A way for retirees to unlock the equity in their homes.

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What my dog taught me about mindfulness

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, nor can you teach a slow dog how to go quick.

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