2015 Federal Budget – what does it mean for you?

by Paul Horn (Fowler’s Group) Joe Hockey recently delivered the 2015 Federal Budget, and as we realise that not all of our clients could be glued to their TV screens to watch it, we thought we would outline the key changes that may have an effect on our clients: Age Pension / Retirees The Age […]

Get what you pay for – but don’t pay more for less

by Daniel Underwood (Planning Associate, Fowler’s Group) As the saying goes, you usually ‘get what you pay for’  - but what if you were paying more for less ? Direct insurance is promoted as a hassle free alternative to retail life insurance.  It’s sold by daytime TV ads, and applied for over the phone under […]

Top 5 Insider Tips for Householders to Cement their Financial Future

1. MAKE A WILL and start the estate planning process. Don’t just rely on a will kit from the newsagent – seek financial advice. If you have a will ensure it’s up to date and valid. Discuss with your partner if you have one and consider guardianship for any kids. 2. CLEAR CREDIT CARD DEBT […]

Five Investment Rules to Remember

The world’s in a mess! Oil’s tanked. Greece and the European Union are fighting over debt (again). Australia has a Prime Minister hanging on by the fingernails (again). The Australian dollar has cratered against the US. Madmen are running riot through the Middle East (again). Interest rates have been slashed in Australia and all over […]

Top 3 common investor mistakes

Leading American investment consultant Charley Ellis was in Australia recently as key note speaker at Vanguard Investments’ Markets, Minds and Emotions national adviser roadshow. Ellis is one of the original thinkers of the asset management industry having founded Greenwich Associates in the US, a world leader in strategy consulting in institutional financial services. He has taught […]

Fowler’s Group give traditional YAPS donation

Fowler’s Group once again delivered a Christmas surprise to dogs and cats needing some festive cheer over the holiday period. Every Christmas, Fowler’s Group staff make a donation to the Young Animal Protection Society, a non-profit organisation that cares for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. This year, Fowler’s Group ended up taking 10 big […]

Sports presidencies continue local involvement

Paul and Jason Fowler have both recently continued their association with local sport in Cairns by being appointed President at their respective sporting clubs. Paul has had a long association with Cairns Brothers Rugby League Club as a player and a volunteer. He takes over the Presidency of the club from Bob Mulley, who had […]

STAFF PROFILE: Daniel Underwood

Full Name: Daniel Underwood Position Title: Associate Financial Planner What do you do in your role? Advise clients on their financial planning options, make clients aware of their needs, develop strategies to address those needs, co-ordinate with product providers, and work with the whole Fowler’s team What are your speciality areas? Insurance and Gen Y […]

Fowler’s Group attend SPAA Conference in Melbourne

Fowler’s Group Directors Jason Fowler and Paul Horn attended the prestigious SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) Conference in Melbourne earlier this month. The conference, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18-20 February, was appropriately titled “Lifecycle” and boasted more than 36 conference sessions, 50 expert speakers, the world’s largest SMSF exhibition […]

Fowler named chairman for national hockey event

Fowler’s Group Director Jason Fowler has been named as organising chairman of the Australian Men’s Masters Championships, to be held in Cairns later this year. The tournament, which will feature over 70 teams and thousands of players, is estimated to generate between $6 million and $7 million in revenue in the region between 26 September […]