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Financial Planning

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How do I become a BAS agent?

Students often ask how they can formally add ‘BAS Agent Registration’ to their career portfolio. But what IS a BAS?
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5 tips for studying online courses

It’s much easier than you might think to get organised and stay motivated to study online.
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Why Monarch Institute?

Our Graduates are now working in leading companies like KPMG, Accenture, AMP, Toll, Linfox, Oracle, and IBM.
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5 Tips for study success

Studying online offers flexibility for people with busy lifestyles. Here's our top tips.
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Is debt good or bad?

There's a lot to be said for 'YOLO'. But at the same time how do you invest in your future?

8 Things you should know about family business succession planning

Succession planning can mean the difference between success and failure for a family business.
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Bitcoin – legitimate investment or mania?

Bitcoin is the biggest bubble in town….. or is it?
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Running a family business - why is it so hard?

A sibling or relative as your small business partner. What could go wrong?
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Is Online Learning Productive?

Productivity is real, it can raise living standards. It can allow consumers to become wealthier and businesses to become more profitable.
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Why Tesla's management strategy is unique

Unless your ego is huge or you were born like Bill Gates, don't compare yourself to Elon Musk - you'll feel lazy.
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Take two on the 'Tax (Financial) Adviser' licensing requirements

What happens when you sit with a bona fide conspiracy theorist at a financial advice event?
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New Career? New You?

You know the feeling, when you are on the brink of something new? Yeah me too.
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Is it sound financial advice to tell a client to buy a boat?

Ok before you shake your head in despair, I have a confession to make.

Can you seriously learn from fellow students?

Our students that do our courses range from 17 years old to 70 years old. Can it work?
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Bitcoins – fad or the real thing?

This is the first time a deal has been made between an Australian bank and Bitcoin putting Westpac at the forefront of cryptocurrency investment in Australia...
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How much is MYOB worth? Try 2 Billion Dollars.

If there was ever a question about precisely how valuable this accounting software company was, the share market debut confirmed it.
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Annuities in our Diploma of Financial Planning. A good option?

Investing in cash is simple right? Well in the most part yes.

Are you looking for an RG146 specific Online Insurance course?

When talking about life insurance it's certainly not one-size fits all. Whoever said, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’, was dead wrong when it comes to life insurance.

ASIC have changes in store for Accountants.

Accountants specialise in providing tax advice and managing their client's tax obligations with the ATO.

A new SALES course for you

Did you know nearly 12% of ALL jobs are full times sales positions?
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Millionaires entitled to Centrelink? You bet!

Did you know millionaires in Australia are eligible for part Age Pensions?

Why is June 30th such a big issue for Financial Advisers?

Forget the winter football fever, the big challenge facing financial advisers is how to legally help their clients reduce their tax bill before the financial year.

Is money the best reward?

When trying to motivate staff, many managers think “reward” and automatically jump to “money” alone. But though money can rent loyalty, it can’t buy it.
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How market disruptions allow businesses to survive and thrive....

Can you believe there was talk about Apple moving into bankruptcy prior to the introduction of the iPod in 2001?
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Studying online - the new normal

Things are moving quickly in the education space, and Monarch not surprisingly has chosen to be a forerunner.
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New Horizons

As a specialist financial services training provider, we often get asked about programs sponsored by companies working within the financial planing industry.

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

When entering a new industry like financial planning, it is important to ask as many questions and to gain as much valuable wisdom from successful professionals.

The social media revolution in financial services

Social media programs are being launched by large financial planning dealer groups to help improve the engagement of financial planners with their clients and the community.
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Our Superannuation course materials are .... super!

Being RG146 accredited in superannuation (either being able to provide personal and/or general advice) is a pre-requisite to working in most job roles in superannuation.

Socially responsible investing is back

Investing with a conscience has moved to centre stage since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)

Run your own business and start growing a nest egg

Apparently there has been a significant increase in financial planners over the last 3 months who have chosen to list their practice for sale with specialist brokers.
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Unfunded superannuation liabilities - what are they?

Did you know that not everyone's superannuation money is sitting in their account ready to be taken at retirement?

Road merging ahead

The inevitable consolidation between accounting practices and financial planning practices is not a new concept.

Insurance providers claw back more commissions

The 'modern' financial planning industry now only allows commission to be paid to financial advisers on the sale of life insurance products.

New online assessment tool gets a big tick

Monarch recently launched a new online assessment tool for students.
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Superannuation no longer sacred

The only certainty in life - death and taxes won't change anytime soon.
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‘Bad adviser behaviour’ is back in the headlines

Most natural disasters – which you can confidently categorise the Storm financial debacle fitting snuggly into, run a routine path.