Congratulations to Shane Light – 2019 Financial Planner of the Year Finalist

17/04/2019   Jon Archer, Marketing Manager

When beginning your search for a certified financial planner it is important to find someone who is going to put your needs first and tailor the right advice to your circumstances.

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The benefits of becoming a Property Developer

13/03/2019   Jon Archer, Marketing Manager

Thinking about property development? Check out our top five benefits of becoming a property developer and contact an expert at The Hopkins Group today.

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How to budget for a wedding

04/02/2019   Whitney Lian, Paraplanner

The question’s been popped and someone’s said yes – but the real fun starts with what comes next. Weddings can be expensive, but with these top three tips you can hopefully set a plan that doesn’t blow the bank.

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Labor's proposed property changes: why investors shouldn't wait to buy

25/01/2019   Michael Williams, Managing Director

Over the last few months it’s been difficult to ignore articles discussing Labor’s controversial plans to scale back negative gearing for investors who buy existing property and halving the capital gains tax (CGT) discount. Michael Williams takes us through these proposed changes and how they could affect investors.

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Pets in your rental property – how the rules are changing

18/01/2019   Tannaya Jessop, Property Portfolio Manager

With a slew of changes set to shake up the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act over the next year, Property Portfolio Manager Tannaya Jessop explores the implications of one of the changes making landlords and their agents the most nervous – the new rules around tenants and their pets.

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Gift giving budgeting tips

11/12/2018   Samantha Wang, Corporate Accountant

Learn how to set and stick to a gift giving budget with these three helpful tips!

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Share house survival guide

27/11/2018   Cyane Strelkoff, Office Administrator

Share housing is a rite of passage for many, providing the first taste of independence outside the family home. But how do you navigate this new found independence to manage a budget with a group of strangers, making sure bills and rent are paid without any drama? These simple tips have got you covered.

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Property investment – expectation vs reality

22/11/2018   Alison Nguyen, Accounts Administrator

When it comes to property investment, there are many myths and expectations – but how do these match up with reality as an investor?

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What happens when my tenant breaks their lease?

07/11/2018   Tammy McLaren, Trust Accountant

You’re ten months in to a 12 month lease agreement and your tenant decides they want to move out. Do you know what happens next?

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Need help growing your super nest egg?

26/10/2018   The Hopkins Group

When it comes to your super, we know it's easy to set and forget. However, accessing your fund and choosing a suitable strategy is important to ensure you meet your retirement aspirations.

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Last week’s US stock market drop

15/10/2018   Shane Light, Head of Advice

US equity markets have been resilient to rising trade tensions however last week we saw stocks have their worst day in eight months. But what does this mean for you?

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Getting started with property development

11/10/2018   Michael Sheppard, Head of Property Development

Have you ever considered trying your hand at property development? There's a lot you need to consider before you get started...

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Personal Insurance Basics

06/09/2018   The Hopkins Group

We all want to ensure that our belongings are protected by insurance, but what about our lives? Check out our latest blog and learn about the basics of personal insurance.

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How to keep a clean rental home

03/09/2018   Lauren Wilden-Ross, Senior Property Portfolio Manager

Let’s bust out the cleaning products and make your rental property sparkle!

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Most trusted adviser - Shane Light

30/08/2018   The Hopkins Group

Congratulations to Shane Light on his invitation to appear on the Beddoes Institute's Must Trusted Adviser Network!

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Superfund? Or Super funding carbon emissions?

29/08/2018   Aaron Walshe, Paraplanner

In light of a recent court case involving a millennial, a superfund, and climate change, Paraplanner Aaron Walshe highlights the importance of understanding your super.

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Why I'm recommending Brisbane for property investors

20/08/2018   David Conner, Head of Property (NSW)

When it comes to property investment, Brisbane has had The Hopkins Group’s tick of approval for many years, but Head of Property (NSW) is here to tell you why it’s never been a better time to back this major metropolis.

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Proposed changes to Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (SISA)

07/08/2018   Linda Vong, Accountant

The Government proposed a new retirement income framework and retirement covenant in this year’s Federal Budget. Don’t know much about it? Accountant, Linda Vong has all the info you need!

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Congratulations to Shane Light – AFA Awards 2018 top six finalist!

01/08/2018   The Hopkins Group

This week, we were thrilled to learn that our Head of Advice and Senior Financial Adviser, Shane Light, has been selected as a semifinalist in this year’s AFA Adviser of the Year Award.

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In the media : Michael Williams quoted in Domain

26/07/2018   The Hopkins Group

Managing Director and Senior Financial Adviser Michael Williams has been quoted in Domain today, speaking on changes to depreciation deductions.

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Tax time sorted with The Hopkins Group

05/07/2018   The Hopkins Group

Benjamin Franklin once said that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." While tax time is a certainty, suffering through it certainly isn’t – especially with blogs and checklists like these!

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Understanding bank valuations and market value

04/07/2018   Loreen Dyer, Finance & Mortgage Adviser

Did you know that a bank valuation is different to a market valuation? For property owners, it’s important to know the difference and to know you can always get a second opinion if your bank valuation comes back less than expected.

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Celebrating quality property

27/06/2018   Stephen Phillips, Executive Property Investment Adviser

When one of our previously recommended properties receives an award, we celebrate by reflecting on the enduring quality of our property investment philosophies and the man who gives properties such as these our stamp of approval.

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Working from home: How much can you claim on tax?

15/06/2018   Kezia Eman, Accountant

Let’s be honest, we’ve all fantasised about dropping the 9-to-5 daily grind and seizing the freedom of working from home. The question is – how much would your tax return benefit from making the switch?

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Top ten tips for applying for rental properties

28/05/2018   Kristy Hopkins

Struggling to secure your dream rental property? Kristy Hopkins shares her top ten tips from a property manager’s point of view.

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Say no to boring and pocket draining work lunches

21/05/2018   Cassandra Mann, Operations Manager

Operations Manager and meal prep hero Cassandra Mann is here to get you excited about packed lunches

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Get schooled on self-education deductions

17/05/2018   The Hopkins Group

Looking to up your professional development education game? You might be able to claim these expenses at tax time!

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How to find the right property investment

16/05/2018   David Conner, Head of Property (NSW)

When it comes to potential investment properties, first time investors are seemingly spoiled for choice. So how do you choose one that’s right for you?

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It's time to supercharge your super

10/05/2018   Josh Klepac, Financial Planning Administration Assistant

Chances are if you’re in your 20s, you’re probably not actively thinking about your super. It’s something you know you have, but probably something you rarely check – that’s for an older version of you to worry about right? Not if we have anything to say about it…

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Deep dive into the Federal Budget with The Hopkins Group

09/05/2018   The Hopkins Group

We dipped our toes in the water of the Federal Budget last night, but now that the seas have settled, we’re ready to deep dive into the proposals and translate what it means for you.

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Sequencing risk - what is it, and how can its effects be minimised?

26/04/2018   James Weir, Financial Adviser

For many investors approaching retirement, ongoing income is a common concern. But what about sequencing risk? If that term has you bamboozled, hopefully this blog will change that.

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Changes to GST on property transactions

06/04/2018   Rachel Williams, Director of Accounting

Thinking about property development? Our Director of Accounting breaks down the importance of considering GST and tax obligations from the outset.

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Why you're not too young to see a financial adviser

13/03/2018   Whitney Lian, Paraplanner

Does the thought of seeking professional financial advice seem almost laughable to you? Well, it might not be as impossible as you think. Paraplanner Whitney Lian, spoke to one of our financial advisers to understand the real reasons behind Gen Y’s lack of financial guidance.

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Travelling to Inspect Your Rental Property? Pause before you go

09/03/2018   The Hopkins Group

Before you claim a deduction on your rental property travel expenses, it's best to check you're eligible to continue making that claim.

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How will changes to depreciation deductions affect you?

27/02/2018   The Hopkins Group

Recent tax law changes might see a loss in deductions available to property investors. But is there a silver lining for those purchasing new and/or off-the-plan properties?

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Give me time! A working mother's lament

22/02/2018   Angela Herbert, Property Management Administrator

Angela’s story will hit home for many working parents – but what if there was a way to make life easier?

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Where is your wealth tied up?

16/02/2018   Shane Light, Head of Advice

Is it time to downsize your family home?

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Tax on vacant residential property

15/02/2018   The Hopkins Group

On 1 January 2018, the Vacant Residential Property Tax came into effect in Victoria. So what does this mean for you?

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Talk your way to more savings

07/02/2018   Chani Unger, Marketing Coordinator

Negotiate a better rate on your bills this year? Challenge accepted.

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Our goals and tips for 2018


Struggling to stick to your New Years resolution? The Hopkins Group staff have listed off their own tips and goals to help everybody through the next 11 months.

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Saving tips from an almost broke girl

16/01/2018   Meg McKenna, Content Producer

What savings tips can an almost broke millennial possibly have to share? Turns out, a period of overspending can put the basics into perspective.

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The cost of convenience

12/01/2018   The Hopkins Group

Reflecting on the year that was, we ponder the cost of convenience and whether it's worth it.

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Christmases past, present and future
How to keep cheer alive and not break the bank

20/12/2017   The Hopkins Group

It’s never too early to plan for next Christmas…

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Sending your child to school - what's the cost?

14/12/2017   Tammy McLaren, Trust Accountant

There’s more than meets the eye when you’re considering the price of sending your child to school. Trust Accountant Tammy McLaren, breaks down the bills for you – seen and unseen.

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Stepping into minimalism

12/12/2017   Whitney Lian, Financial Planning Administration Assistant

For a lot of us, our financial life is far from minimalistic. We are obsessed with spending money we don’t have. Financial Planning Administration Assistant, Whitney Lian tells it simply – so you can spend more time focusing on the things that actually matter.

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How to apply for NRAS in 10 simple steps

07/12/2017   Sarah Holdsworth, Leasing Consultant and Property Portfolio Manager

If you’ve found an NRAS property online and are enticed by the reduced rent, you may be wondering how you can make this your next home. Leasing Consultant and Property Portfolio Manager Sarah Holdsworth breaks down how to easily apply for properties under the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

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Property Q&A: What to expect between contract sign and settlement

15/11/2017   Monica Jiang, Property & Contracts Coordinator

Do you know what happens in that time between signing a contract of sale and settlement of your investment property? Property & Contracts Coordinator Monica Jiang discusses what you need to know.

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The dangers of a desk-bound lunch

06/11/2017   Alison Nguyen, Accounts Administrator

No matter how busy you are, eating lunch at your desk is not a good idea. Alison Nguyen, Accounts Administration, explains why.

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Tax deductions for nurses

03/10/2017   Kezia Eman, Accountant

Are you a nurse, wanting to make the most out of your tax return? Who wouldn’t?! The best way to maximise your chances of a refund is to make deductions. But what deductions can you make as a nurse? Accountant Kezia Eman breaks it down for us.

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Routine inspections explained

28/09/2017   Sarah Holdsworth, Leasing Consultant & Property Portfolio Manager

Routine inspections are regular part of the job for property portfolio managers, but as a tenant or a landlord you may not know what’s involved in this type of inspection. Sarah Holdsworth explains the process and what you need to know.

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Valuation of assets in SMSFs

14/09/2017   Linda Vong, Accountant

Determining accurate valuations of your SMSF investments has become increasingly important in light of recent changes within the superannuation environment. Linda Vong explores what this means.

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Doom and're in trouble!
August 2017 eBulletin Introduction

30/08/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

John Hopkins discusses the problem with predictions of doom and gloom in relation to the property market, following a recent episode of ABC's Four Corners.

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Game of Thrones and seven lessons in economics and finance

28/08/2017   The Hopkins Group

As Game of Thrones has captured the imaginations of readers and television enthusiasts alike, we explain that there are real life economic lessons that can be learnt from this fantastical work of fiction. Beware Game of Thrones fans – this post is dark and full of spoilers.

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Your new property purchase is only a hop, skip and a jump away!

03/08/2017   Loreen Dyer, Finance and Mortgage Adviser

Think you’ve found the perfect property? Great! But do you know what happens next? Finding a property is only the first part of the story – there’s a lot that happens after finding your dream home or investment, so it pays to get expert advice before you sign on the dotted line.

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Fighting condensation and mould this winter

25/07/2017   Lauren Wilden-Ross, Senior Property Portfolio Manager

Condensation is a common problem affecting homes in winter. And where there’s moisture, there’s the potential for mould. Thankfully, there are ways you can control the growth and spread of this pesky fungus.

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Are you scared of the future?
July 2017 eBulletin Introduction

10/07/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

With all that is happening in the world at the moment, it can be easy to be consumed by fear. But in his recent eBulletin introduction, John Hopkins argues that we must not let fear hold us back from taking actions to secure our financial future.

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Five budgeting tips for first time renters

29/05/2017   Kristy Hopkins, Senior Property Portfolio Manager

Deciding to move into your first rental property can be very exciting – but if you fail to factor in some budgeting basics, things can go wrong very quickly. Luckily, we’re here to help you get started on the right foot, by breaking down the five things you need to know before you move out of home.

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Our take on Budget 2017


Whether you're a member of Gen Y, are a little older in the wealth building stage of your career, or are about to retire/are a recent retiree, we've got a Budget breakdown for you.

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You are a thief! | April 2017 eBulletin Introduction

28/04/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

In an introduction for our April 2017 eBulletin, John Hopkins is scathing of the shock jocks and their biased coverage of the negative gearing debate

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What can Warren Buffett teach us about investing?

27/04/2017   The Hopkins Group

Most investors who have the ambition to be the next Warren Buffett usually make the most obvious mistake on their path to expected fortune…they fail to consult the learnings of Warren Buffett himself!

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The trials and tribulations of funding conception

19/04/2017   Chani Unger, Marketing Coordinator

For many, the decision to start a family and bring a baby into the world is a time of joy and excitement. However for an increasing number of Australians, it can also be a time of worry, financial burden and emotional turmoil.

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Changes to Stamp Duty Concessions in Victoria

27/03/2017   The Hopkins Group

The Victorian Government has proposed changes to current stamp duty charges, to take effect from 1 July 2017, with the aim of easing housing affordability for first home buyers.

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Gen Y: Time to get a grip on your finances with Bubbles, Beer & Budgeting


Gen Y has the world at its feet – but can it afford to make the most of the opportunities thrown its way? Sign up for our Bubbles, Beers & Budgeting workshop to get a grip on your financial future.

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Self-imposed exile won’t HELP you avoid HECS Repayments

20/03/2017   Rachel Williams, Director of Accounting

The days of running away overseas to avoid your HECS-HELP repayment obligations are coming to an end from July 1 2017.

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Credit Cards: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

17/03/2017   The Hopkins Group

Credit cards can be a very valuable tool if they are used correctly and responsibly – but used wrongly, you can find yourself in a whole spot of bother. In this blog post, Jordan Page discusses some of the advantages to owning and using a credit card with care.

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In reply | ‘’What I wouldn’t buy: Five successful investors share their advice”

02/03/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

Domain recently published an article titled “What I wouldn’t buy: Five successful investors share their advice”. An associate of John Hopkins wrote to us to seek John’s views on comments made in the article. This blog post provides an edit of John’s reply.

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Q&A | Keys to Success Webinar

01/03/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

On 1 March 2017, John presented his Keys to Success webinar. We received a couple of interesting questions during the webinar that we felt required a more in depth answer than what was possible in the live chat facility. We're pleased to share these questions and answers to you here.

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How to keep financially healthy with a baby on the way

28/02/2017   Samantha Wang, Corporate Accountant

What does growing your family mean for you? For Corporate Accountant Samantha Wang, it’s a wonderful time that brings to mind thoughts of those tiny, glorious, bundles of joy that are babies. But have you considered the financial impact a baby can have on your life?

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Trumped by the truth

24/02/2017   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

In an introduction for our February 2017 eBulletin, John Hopkins provides his assessment of the world where Trump is President and lies flow like currency.

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How to be Uber smart with your tax responsibilities

23/02/2017   The Hopkins Group

Australia may have been slow to take up Uber originally, but these days, it’s full steam ahead for the thousands of drivers who have signed up with the global ride provider.

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When sacrifice can be a good thing

17/02/2017   The Hopkins Group

Salary sacrificing is one such strategy that can be adopted to help in your long term savings plan. It might seem like a small and insignificant change, but in the grand scheme of things, it can really pack some punch.

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Getting smart with money

20/01/2017   The Hopkins Group

We share some useful tips on how to become a more savvy investor, helping you – or your kids – to achieve those financial goals.

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12 Days of Christmas

01/12/2016   The Hopkins Group

The Hopkins Group puts its own festive spin on the traditional 12 days of Christmas!

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Ten reasons why you should select The Hopkins Group to manage your investment property

28/11/2016   Tannaya Jessop, Property Portfolio Manager

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, an experienced property manager can be your greatest asset for the continued care of your investment property. As we count down to Christmas, property portfolio manager Tannaya Jessop lists the reasons why The Hopkins Group’s property management department could be the best team to have on your side.

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Upcoming Centrelink concerns for Australian retirees

24/11/2016   The Hopkins Group

While a majority of the Australian population will be ringing in the new year with grand plans and resolutions, hundreds of thousands of retirees could kick off 2017 on the back foot. We look at the incoming Centrelink changes and what it could mean for your payments.

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How do you do Christmas?

23/11/2016   The Hopkins Group

The Hopkins Group took to the streets to find out how busy Melburnians (and some happy tourists!) are planning to celebrate Christmas this year.

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Parlez-vous investment?

17/11/2016   The Hopkins Group Financial Planning Team

Does ‘investment speak’ sound like a foreign language to you?! It doesn’t have to be as overwhelming as it may seem.

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Personal Services Income - Contractors beware!

14/11/2016   The Hopkins Group

Working for yourself as a contractor can provide a lot of freedom – and the opportunity to take advantage of some clever tax breaks if you set yourself up properly. But as Bobbie Adams finds out, sometimes you have to play by the rules.

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A generational shift

07/11/2016   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

In an introduction for the November 2016 eBulletin, John Hopkins provides an insight into the generational shift we are seeing at The Hopkins Group, not just in our clients, but also our staff.

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Drop in average client age for SMSF setups

31/10/2016   Michael Williams, Managing Director

As our average client age decreases, so does the average age of those exploring self managed superannuation funds for their ongoing super needs. Michael Williams explores this trend.

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Vacating 101 – The Condition Report

25/10/2016   The Hopkins Group

Moving out of a rental should be an easy process – but it can be difficult if you don’t know what to expect. Let's walk through one of the key components of the vacate process – the condition report.

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Maximising your tax savings with your investment property

29/09/2016   Linda Vong, Accountant

If you have a negatively geared investment property, you’ll want to know how to make the most of the tax deductions available to you. Linda Vong from our accounting team gives us the lowdown.

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Footy finals fever hits The Hopkins Group!

29/09/2016   The Hopkins Group

It's every man and woman for themselves when it comes to footy rivalry at this time of year!

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VCAT demystified

26/09/2016   The Hopkins Group

The halls of VCAT can be avoided with the right management. But what happens when disaster strikes?

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Somersault into your super thanks to a backflip from the Government

22/09/2016   The Hopkins Group

It’s been a week since the Federal Government announced its backflip on its proposed superannuation reforms, and now that the dust has settled, it’s time to look at the impact the reworked measures will have on your plans for retirement.

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Zero per cent vacancy in August 2016? It happened!

15/09/2016   The Hopkins Group

An investment property leased in a timely manner, to a quality tenant, is a landlord’s dream come true. So let’s introduce you to the team that made dreams a reality this August, achieving 0% vacancy across their portfolio of 657 properties.

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To borrow, or not to borrow; the important bottom lines

30/08/2016   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

Borrowing money to invest is a strategy as old as investing itself. John Hopkins discusses financial gearing in his August eBulletin introduction.

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Negative gearing is here to stay, what did we dodge?

29/07/2016   Stephen Phillips, Executive Property Investment Adviser

In his first video blog, Executive Property Investment Adviser Stephen Phillips tells us how Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing would have altered the Australian rental market.

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All I Want for Christmas (in July) is a Juicy Tax Refund

20/07/2016   The Hopkins Group

Having beavered away for the last twelve months earning an income - whether as an employee or through business - it is time to lodge your tax return and get back some of your tax dollars if you can.

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New Years Resolutions: Six Months Later

01/07/2016   The Hopkins Group

Our staff are on track for their new year's resolutions, are you?

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How to get good financial advice

21/06/2016   The Hopkins Group

Finding a financial adviser can be easy, though finding a financial adviser that works for you and your circumstances can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be, if you follow our helpful tips.

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Reality of retirement

07/06/2016   The Hopkins Group

In March 2016, we asked our Facebook friends what they feared most about their retirement. Head of Advice Shane Light and Senior Financial Planner Anthony Malvaso, sifted through the comments to answer what it takes to achieve a long and comfortable retirement.

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North is the new black


With its trendy boutiques, gourmet dining culture and community vibe, Melbourne’s inner north is fast becoming an aspirational place to call home for people who want to balance a city fringe lifestyle with a community vibe.

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The importance of landlords insurance

31/05/2016   Lorena D'Amico, Head of Property Management

If you own an investment property, landlords insurance provides peace of mind and coverage for the things you might not necessarily think about until it’s too late.

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Budget 2016-17: Let's break it down

04/05/2016   Shane Light, Head of Advice

Budget night is like Christmas for (a few) financial planners and our team was at the ready to break down what the announcements mean for our clients.

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A Changing of the Guard; SMSFs and Young Australians

08/04/2016   The Hopkins Group

Superannuation is an ever changing industry and now, more than ever, it’s essential that young Australians use their retirement fund in an efficient and considered manner.

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Know Your Window; Understanding the ASX Market
Know Your Window; Understanding the ASX Market

07/04/2016   The Hopkins Group

You might think you know what the window for trading is on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), but do you really? Navigating the stock market can be confusing, and not knowing when your window to trade is can be unnerving. Let's breaks down the ASX market open times in this helpful post.

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The birds, the bees . . . and the ATO!?

05/04/2016   The Hopkins Group

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is all about sharing, caring and true love . . . oh didn’t you know? Now more than ever, lodging your tax returns has become a family affair.

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Negative Gearing: An In-Depth Discussion
What is it and how are you affected?


Negative gearing is hot on the agenda in Australia at the moment. From the water cooler to the halls of Parliament, it's the talk of the town.

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A New Address. But the Same Approach.
The Hopkins Group is packing its bags and moving to Collins Street.


This year, The Hopkins Group is writing a new chapter in its rich history and moving to a new office space to better serve our clients’ needs and keep up with the growth of the company.

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Urgent Repairs and the Changes Made to the Residential Tenancies Act

26/02/2016   The Hopkins Group

Recent changes to the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act have seen an increase in the spending cap applicable to urgent repairs that are made when a landlord is uncontactable. We discuss the change and what is classified as an urgent repair.

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Get Your Motor Running - Changes to Motor Vehicle Tax Deductions

17/02/2016   Kezia Eman, Accountant

Beep beep! Did you know that there have been some changes made to the way you can claim your motor-vehicle as a tax deduction? Kezia Eman, Accountant at The Hopkins Group, breaks down how this type of claim can now be made post 1 July 2015.

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Zika Virus - What's the Buzz?

15/02/2016   Shane Light, Head of Advice

If you’ve read the paper, watched television or consumed any social media in recent weeks, chances are you would have heard of the Zika virus (ZIKV) and its fast growing spread across the world.

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Claiming Your Mobile Phone as a Work-Related Deduction

25/01/2016   The Hopkins Group

Want to claim your mobile phone expenses as a work-related deduction, but don’t know where to start? We let you know how this can be done with in an insight into how our accountants process these deductions when preparing your tax return.

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Much ado about Brisbane

19/01/2016   Monica Jiang, Property & Contracts Coordinator

Sydney may have the harbour and Melbourne’s known for its graffiti laneways, but why is everyone talking about Brisbane at the moment?

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Sharing is caring | 2016 New Year's Resolutions
The Hopkins Group staff share their goals for the new year


What has you focused this year? Are you saving for a holiday or house deposit? Training for a marathon perhaps? We asked around The Hopkins Group office to find out what weird and wonderful things our staff are tackling this year.

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All I Want for Christmas is to Stay out of Debt

17/12/2015   The Hopkins Group

Don’t leave yourself out this Christmas, give yourself the gift of less debt come the New Year.

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How to Pass a Final Inspection
Tips for tenants to help get a full bond refund

15/12/2015   Tannaya Jessop, Property Portfolio Manager

Between securing a new place to live, booking a removalist and redirecting mail, moving can be a stressful experience. Thankfully, when it comes to your final inspection, we have some helpful tips to hopefully earn you a full bond refund and make your move a less daunting experience.

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Investment Diversification, the Role of Risk Profiling and the Importance of Advice

26/11/2015   Shane Light, Head of Advice/Senior Financial Planner

Over the past six months we have witnessed increased volatility within the markets, both in Australia and globally. Shane Light, Head of Advice/Senior Financial Planner outlines how clients can best position themselves to weather the storm.

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Four out of Five Stars for our Property Services

30/10/2015   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

Our property team have been awarded four out of five stars for their property investment service offering. John Hopkins shares his excitement.

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NRAS - What is it and how does it work?

23/10/2015   Lauren Wilden-Ross, Senior Property Portfolio Manager

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) was introduced by the Federal Government in 2008 as a way of creating affordable housing and stimulating the building industry. Lauren Wilden-Ross provides a brief overview of the scheme and what it means for tenants and landlords.

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Top Five Financial Planning Mistakes

25/08/2015   The Hopkins Group

There are many mistakes individuals can make when trying to sort out their finances without seeking appropriate advice. Le's outline the top five avoidable mistakes investors can make whilst doing their financial planning

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The Importance of a SMSF Trust Deed

02/07/2015   The Hopkins Group

Do you know the legal requirements of holding an SMSF? Let's outline the importance of, and the compliance rules surrounding SMSF Trust Deeds

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Global Property Investment & Maybank, Malaysia

16/06/2015   John Hopkins, Executive Chairman

On behalf of John Hopkins Property, we were very honoured to have been invited to attend and present at the 2015 Maybank Property Talk in Malaysia on Saturday 13 June, entitled ‘To Hold or Be Bold.’

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