The best thing to do is nothing in a volatile market

by Jason Fowler, Director, Fowler’s Group Ten years ago, in another country, a man we’ll call Bill, died at 75. He left his wife, a lady we’ll call Betty, $50,000 and a house worth $350,000. Betty was 65, living on a government pension and no longer wanted the hassle of the house. So she sold […]

Horn celebrates 20 years at Fowler’s Group

Fowler’s Group Director Paul Horn is celebrating 20 years at Fowler’s Group. Paul first joined Fowler’s Group in November 1995, starting off on the front desk reception, before moving into a support service advisor role. He then continued working his way up the ranks, before becoming partner in 2007. “Paul is a perfect example of […]

Coffee Break: Prediction Perils

As we head into Christmas, the financial media tends to start publishing its year-end reviews and “economic and market previews” for the coming year. These are fun to read and relatively harmless if you don’t take them too seriously. But investing your money based on someone’s forecast is something else. Gurus Without a Clue Financial […]

Fowler’s Group donation to homeless charity

Fowler’s Group has once again delivered a Christmas surprise to the Cairns community – with a donation to homeless charity Harald’s House. Fowler’s Group staff visited Harald’s House this week to drop off tinned food and other long-term shelf items, as well as toiletry items. Harald’s House is a community solution for homeless children and […]

Fowler plays role in Aussie Masters hockey success

Fowler’s Group Director Jason Fowler, as organising chairman, has played a key role in the success of the Australian Men’s Masters Hockey Championships, held in Cairns recently – which included a $10 million economic benefit to the city. More than 2,000 people, including players and supporters, booked out hotels, dined in local restaurants and took […]

From the DINK years to the SITCOM years – preparing financially for a baby

Daniel Underwood - Associate Financial Planner at Fowler’s Group – talks about the financial aspects of having a baby – as he prepares for the arrival of his first child: My wife and I are thrilled to be expecting our first baby in January.  To say the least, it’s an exciting time in our lives with big […]

BOOK – CHAPTER 19: Celebrate Success

Each quarter, we’ll bring you a chapter from “40 Lessons Learnt in 40 Years of Business” - the Fowler’s Group’s book containing a collection of realisations, lessons learnt, and moments of inspiration and clarity collected over four decades of doing business. This time, it’s Chapter 19: “Celebrate Success”: All businesses and individuals strive for success (and of course success […]

Sticking With It

Jim Parker, Vice President DFA Australia Limited It’s often said that the secret of success in any endeavour is “stickability”, your capacity for staying committed to a goal. But success also depends on having goals you can stick with. Managing that tension is what an advisor does. Inspired by the impressive weight-loss of a work […]

What would happen if your income stopped?

Insuring your house, furniture, contents and car is almost second nature to the majority of Australians. Yet all too often they fail to adequately protect what is probably their most important asset, their ability to produce an income. Your income supports the lifestyle you have worked hard to achieve, and for most of us that […]

BOOK – CHAPTER 29: Lessons learnt from the field

Each quarter, we’ll bring you a chapter from “40 Lessons Learnt in 40 Years of Business” - the Fowler’s Group’s book containing a collection of realisations, lessons learnt, and moments of inspiration and clarity collected over four decades of doing business. This time, it’s Chapter 29: “Lessons learnt from the field”: “It always seems that the individuals who score […]