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  • With the current low interest rates, is paying your mortgage off quicker the best option?

    Not so long ago one of the most effective, low risk wealth creation strategies was to use spare savings to pay down a mortgage, either directly or via the well disciplined use of an offset account. If your mortgage interest rate was 8% per annum, that’s the effective, after tax investment return this strategy delivered,

    July 26, 2021
  • Stream proudly support Forget Me Not

    Our awesome team at Stream have proudly donated the proceeds from ‘Casual Dress Day’ to Forget Me Not Australia Limited for the Rescue Crew who support children to rejoin their families. Where does the money go? Alisha’s grandmother said it was as if gold had been laid at her feet when Forget Me Not reunited their

    July 8, 2021
  • Insurance Awareness Day

    Today is Insurance Awareness Day! Insurance Awareness Day reminds you that taking the time to talk to an insurance specialist as when the unexpected happens, it’s comforting to know that you’re financially protected. Our team of professionals will guide you through what can be a tricky and unclear process, allowing you and your family to

    June 28, 2021
  • Shit that I need to think about now that I’m older

    The other day I went for a general check-up and the doctor said among other usual tests, ‘cholesterol, blood pressure, iron etc’ we had better check your prostrate (something an early 40ish year old male just gives a blank look too!). The doctor said ‘ well you are in your 40’s now’ – and this

    May 27, 2021
  • The Balancing Act Budget Federal Budget 2021-22 

    The 2021-22 Federal Budget is a balancing act between a better than anticipated deficit ($106 bn), an impending election, and the need to invest in the long term. Key initiatives include: Extension of temporary full expensing and loss-carry back providing immediate deductions for business investment in capital assets Introduction of a ‘patent box’ offering tax

    May 13, 2021
  • Budget 2021-2022 helping first home buyers and retirees

    Find out how the 2021-2022 Budget will affect home ownership and retirement! Pathways to home ownership The Government recognises the importance of home ownership and the economic and social benefits it provides. That is why the Government is establishing the Family Home Guarantee, creating a pathway to home ownership for single parents to enter or

    May 11, 2021
  • Pre-nup agreements – are they worth it?

    Guest Blog by Shanahan Family Law A pre-nuptial agreement (known as a Binding Financial Agreement) is becoming more and more the norm for couples who are wanting to form a long-lasting relationship whilst also thinking with their heads and protecting their assets. It could be considered like insurance, you may not want it but if

    April 29, 2021
  • Financial Independence Awareness Day

    This Sunday 25th April 2021 is Financial Independence Awareness Day! Financial independence is something we all like the sound of, but not many of us know much about how to truly attain it. That’s why International Financial Independence Awareness Day has come along to change all that. It’s about sharing the simple rules that can

    April 21, 2021
  • Teach me how to use money

    Schools and universities are great places and teach us so much, but often fail to instil some basic life skills. One such life skill is understanding money. Sounds simple, right? We spend it, and many of us do that well… perhaps too well. Many people get themselves into trouble with credit cards, ZipPay, AfterPay or

    March 31, 2021
  • Stream Team Clean Up Australia

    The Stream Team stepped up for Clean Up Australia Day! It was beautiful morning to clean up our beautiful country. Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. What was started thirty years ago, by an “average Australian bloke” who had a simple idea to make a

    March 11, 2021
  • Trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme for individuals

    From 1 July 2013, individuals may transfer retirement savings between Australia and New Zealand after emigrating from one country to the other. The transfer is voluntary for members. Accepting transferred retirement savings is also voluntary for Australian super funds. Check with your Australian super fund to confirm if they are participating in the scheme. You may

    February 11, 2021
  • Proudly supporting Beyond Blue

    Our awesome team at Stream have proudly donated the proceeds from ‘Casual Dress Day’ to Beyond Blue. The demand on Beyond Blue Support Service has grown significantly this year and donations ensure they can  answer every phone call, email and chat. The donation will help Beyond Blue continue to work towards achieving an Australian community that

    January 13, 2021
  • How to get your financial house in order for 2021

    The start of a new year is a great time to get your financial house in order. Here’s how to whip yourself into better financial shape in 2021. 1. Set up a detailed budget Knowing where your money goes every month is essential to getting on track financially. 2. Automate your saving Taking some of

    January 7, 2021
  • Six Christmas spending tips to avoid a financial hangover in 2021

    1. Set a budget for your Christmas spending Draw up a budget for your Christmas spending – not just presents, but the additional spending on food, drink and socialising. Place this Christmas component of your budget within the rest of the household budget, so that you can manage the overall effect Christmas spending has on

    December 2, 2020
  • New program for children of families impacted by cancer

    The impact of a parent, grandparent or sibling going through cancer treatment is significant on children in a family, in fact, the entire family is affected. Yet there is currently no dedicated program available across the Sunshine Coast that supports children of parents and guardians with cancer. A community-health gap that aligns strongly with Bloomhill

    September 23, 2020
  • Mark’s Claim Story

    Mark shares his story about when he suffered a stroke and how this changed his life. He also talks about how Stream Financial were able to help him with his claim so he could focus on the road to recovery. Testimonial Janis and Conrad came out to the Stroke foundation and I took note of

    September 17, 2020
  • Janeah’s Insurance Claim Story

    Janeah shares her cancer story and how it has affected her life now she is unable to continue in the job she loved. She also shares how Janis helped with her Insurance Claim and took all the pressure off, so she could focus on getting better. Testimonial Janis did everything she could possible do, she

    September 3, 2020
  • Webinar – My Insurance and COVID-19

    An informative discussion regarding the impact COVID19 has on your personal insurance and what options are available during this difficult time. When: 11am – Wednesday 20th May 2020 Where: Zoom Webinar  

    May 15, 2020
  • Webinar – Is now a good time to buy?

    With all the noise happening in the media, some of you may be conscious of the potential advantages this dreadful situation can place in front of an astute investor. We are being asked a lot of questions from our clients regarding the recent plunge in the market and if this signifies a good time to

    April 17, 2020
  • How we can help in these challenging times

    The times they are a changing, said someone once in a song, and right now change is a huge part of all our daily lives. What hasn’t changed is our commitment we have to help stabilise financial uncertainty, and our ability to assist you through these uncertain times. For most of you the threat of

    March 19, 2020
  • Agreed Value Income Protection Changes

    Due to regulatory changes, Agreed Value Income Protection policies will soon become a thing of the past. As of April, Agreed value income protection will not be available in the Australian market; rather only Indemnity contracts will be offered. Agreed value policies that are currently in place will not be changed as they are guaranteed

    March 5, 2020
  • Dogs at Stream initiative

    Studies have shown that bringing pets to work can increase productivity. Our lucky Stream staff have started a ‘bring your dog to work’ initiative where a dog will visit our offices weekly. Check out Popcorn and Louis on their recent visit to Stream….too cute!    

    March 4, 2020
  • Congratulations to our TEAM!

    With the recent FASEA changes introduced for financial planners, Stream Financial has embraced the requirements surrounding the changes with gusto! An integral part of these changes requires all financial advisers to pass a national exam as one of the components of the upgraded standards of education. Tim van Doore, Stream Financial Managing Director, is delighted

    January 30, 2020
  • Stream presents at Noosa Chamber of Commerce AGM

    Noosa Chamber of Commerce & Industry held their AGM this week and was received extremely well by Members and friends. Stream Financial’s Conrad Voss and Janis Glassop both presented at the AGM. Conrad was reappointed as Treasurer of Noosa Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Janis was reappointed to the Committee. They will both continue to

    November 28, 2019
  • Stream celebrates 10 years in style

    Stream Celebrates 10 year Anniversary A big thank you to everyone who has supported us through our first 10 years. We celebrated in style with friends, family, clients, insurers and colleagues last night while the rain poured down. We are super proud of Stream Financial and look forward to the next 10 years.  

    October 16, 2019
  • Rowlo’s Golf Day a Hit

    The Stream Team (Advisers Janis, Lachlan, Stuart and Drew) were proud to be part of Rowlo’s Golf Day and it proved to be another successful and very rewarding day. Rowlo’s Golf Day helped raised just over $26000. This means a donation of $17000 towards MND research!  

    October 9, 2019
  • Bloomhill Family Fun Day a Great Success

    Earlier this year, Stream Financial approached Bloomhill Cancer Care to discuss supporting a local charity with a cause that was meaningful to their business and team. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing on so many levels and no one knows this more than Stream Financial’s Principal and cancer survivor, Tim van Doore. Tim was diagnosed with

    October 3, 2019
  • The New Website has Landed

    Stream Financial’s new website has Landed!  The new site features a streamlined modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information to help our clients make well-informed decisions on their Financial needs. New Features include: Chat – want to ask a us a quick question then jump on the chat New videos of our

    July 30, 2019
  • Important Message – Insurance Cover within Superannuation

    The insurance industry is going through a major change, with recent changes to legislation coming into effect from 1 July 2019. Trustees of superannuation funds will be required to cancel insurance cover where the superannuation account is deemed inactive. This is where the Trustee hasn’t received a contribution or rollover into the members superannuation account

    July 25, 2019
  • Why Worry about Wellness at Work? Expert panel discussion

    Wellness at work programmes are not just for big business. They are accessible and of benefit to business of all types and can make a difference to both your staff and your bottom line. This seminar brings together 4 experts to give you a broad overview of the different facets of a wellness programme, how

    April 18, 2019