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Trustee Minutes & Trustee Resolutions, Whats The Deal?

by The Professional Trustee Team 31 May 11

Trustee minutes and trustee resolutions whats the big deal ? As a Professional Trustee, I'm often asked two questions.  First, what's the difference between Trustee Minutes and Trustee Resolutions and secondly, why are they so important. To answer the first question first, Trustee Minutes are..

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How To Avoid Fighting Over Money

by The Professional Trustee Team 11 May 11

how to avoid fighting over money Recently I had a conversation with one of my friends who told me she was constantly fighting with her nearest and dearest over money.  They just didn't seem to be able to agree on what they should do financially...

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Media say Yes to Family Trusts

by The Professional Trustee Team 07 Feb 11

Remember the motto, if you don't own something it can't be taken from you.  In other words, if you don't own the house, it can't be taken into account for means testing purposes which I think is very likely when looking at future superannuation payouts...

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Does Your Money Personality Cost You?

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Jan 11

Does your money personality cost you  ? One of the most popular subjects we talk and write about has to be Money.  How to make it is definitely a topic that would come up at most social gatherings.  I guess this is appropriate seeing money..

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MONEY IS A JEALOUS MISTRESS

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

Money is a jealous mistress One night last week, in a city away from my home, I found myself at a bit of a loose end.  Not a personality to skulk around, I used the time to see a movie I wanted to enjoy.  'Money..

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Show Me The Money Honey

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

SHOW ME THE MONEY HONEY women and money I reckon all women are in the protection business.  Just look around.  They are born Protectors.  They look out for their friends and family and are constantly trying to protect those they love.  They even look out..

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Interest Rates: Latest Update & Commentary

by The Professional Trustee Team 03 Aug 10

As the Trustee Services Partner at Gilligan Rowe & Associates, I'm often asked by Trustees what we think is going to happen in the economy, the property market and with interest rates. We answer questions like this all the time as helping people make and..

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Family Trusts 101 Book

by The Professional Trustee Team 30 Jun 10

I'M TELLING ALL ! After plenty of anxious moments and sleepless nights, I've done it. Yes, I have written a Book. "Family Trusts 101" has finally been born. Trusts are never easy creatures to understand but I think this Book should help all New Zealanders comprehend..

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Gremlins Playing With Your Trust Deed

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Jun 10

As you can imagine, we see lots of different types of Trust Deeds here at GRA. Despite there being a variety of Deeds around, there are some common provisions we like in all our clients' Deeds of Trust. One of these provisions relates to decision..

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