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Seasons Greetings

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Saturday, December 19, 2015, In : General 
Our office will be closed from Thursday, 24th December 2015 and opening in the new year on Monday, 4th January 2016.

Thank you for your support throughout this year.
We wish you and your family a happy and safe festive season and a prosperous new year.

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Christmas Recipe - Gingerbread Trifle

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Saturday, December 19, 2015, In : General 

I recently dined at a pop up restaurant in Chiswick where they offered a set 5 course menu.
It was decadent, delicious and one of the best meals I've eaten in quite some time.
For dessert, they offered up a Christmas Trifle.
I'm not a huge fan of trifle, but this was amazing.
My fellow dining companions and I discussed how great it would be if there was such a thing as gingerbread trifle. And so a quick internet search revealed that yes, there is.
This one from Martha Stewart should do the trick t...
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Alisa Camplin's goal setting strategy

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Sunday, October 25, 2015, In : General 

Last newsletter, I discussed Alisa Camplin's achievements and mentioned that the way she got there was to use a simple goal setting tool that she'd learnt during high school. She said that it had never failed her.


So let's take a quick look at how an Olympic champion sets goals (the sticking to part is another matter altogether! Her level of drive, commitment and motivation is unbelievable and incredibly inspirational.).

Let's use the example of wanting to save a deposit for a home.



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Be Braver for 5 minutes longer (and other lessons from Conference Fiji 2015)

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Saturday, August 15, 2015, In : General 

While it's lovely to get away and take the opportunity for time out in a tropical paradise such as Fiji, the key purpose of being there was to attend conference and take away as much as we can to better our business and improve on what we do for you.

Here, we share a few of the things we learned while on conference and we trust will be of value to you. We'd love you to share your thoughts with us via social media or in the comments section.


Be braver for 5 minutes longer

Todd Samson, CE...

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Finance on the Go

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Saturday, August 15, 2015, In : General 

I'll admit I'm a bit of an iPhone addict. I'd be lost without my devices. However, on my recent trip to Fiji, a stay at an out of the way destination on the Coral Coast where access to WiFi was limited, gave me the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the web and enjoy the beautiful tropical oasis.

6 days later, I was back online and while I hadn't thought about it nor missed it, it was like I'd never left. I had things to do - Facebook items to post, credit card bills to pay before their ...

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Federal Budget 2015

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : General 

The government handed down the Budget this week. We run through a few of the items that may impact your financial situation.

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Budget Breakdown

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, May 22, 2014, In : General 

What does the Federal Budget mean for you?

You're probably over hearing about the budget. Well, just in case you've a little interest left in it, here are our take outs from last week's budget and what it means for you.

What does the Federal Budget mean for you?

When Joe Hockey stood in front of parliament and spoke about “fixing the Budget together”, he confirmed that the 2014 Federal Budget was going to be a tough one for many Australians.

Not surprisingly, most of the announcements relate...

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Vanilla Oats

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, May 22, 2014, In : General 

Vanilla Oats with Spice Stewed Apples

Serves 2


Vanilla Oats

1 cup oats

2 cups nut milk or coconut milk or water

1 tbs vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean

Spiced Apple

2 large green apples peeled and cubed

1 cup water

1 tbs date paste

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp mixed spice

1/2 tsp nutmeg


crumbled walnuts

maple syrup or sweetener


1. In a saucepan mix oats, milk and vanilla extract until combined and bring to a boil then simmer for 5 – 10 minute...

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Rebate changes on Private Health Insurance

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, In : General 

Rebate changes from 1 April 2014

From 1 April 2014, your rebate contribution from the Australian Government will increase based on a weighted average ratio. The weighted average ratio is determined using a formula which takes into account growth in the Consumer Price Index and the industry weighted average premium increase.


Under the current legislation, an industry level approach applies through the use of the weighted average ratio. The weighted average ratio will result in 96.8% of th...

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Roast Carrot Soup

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Monday, March 24, 2014, In : General 
As we head into Autumn and winter, this lovely warming soup full of healthy goodness is quick to whip up on a cold night.
Courtesy of LettuceLove. Find more great recipes like this one at 

Serves 2

1kg carrots
1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable stock ?or filtered water
3 potatoes, diced
1 brown onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, diced
3 tbs wheat free tamari or soy sauce
2 tbs agave nectar or natural sweetener
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp powdered or fresh ginger
1 tsp cayenne pe...

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Lebkuchen Recipe

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : General 
Recipe courtesy of Australian Good Taste - July 2010, Page 82  Recipe by Alison Adams

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 60g (1/3 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) treacle
  • 1 egg
  • 265g (1 3/4 cups) plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Large pinch of ground cloves
  • Large pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg white
  • 230g (1 1/2 cups) pure icing sugar
Step 1
Place butter, sugar and treacle in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir for 3-5 minutes or until the butter mel...

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Gingered Shrimp and Snow Pea Soup

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : General 

This delicious hot and sour soup is a wonderfully light and warming meal for winter.

25 mins, serves 4

4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup fresh ginger, sliced
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups snow peas, trimmed
500g prawns, peeled and deveined
1 lemon, cut into wedges
2 tbs fresh coriander or parsley, chopped


*Place broth and ginger in a large pot and cover, simmer over medium-high heat for 15 minutes
*Strain out ginger and return broth to pan
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Are You Listening?

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : General 

Despite there being two million small businesses in Australia, we know it can sometimes feel lonely when it comes to sharing challenges and harnessing knowledge to make positive changes.
We want you to know you’re not alone.

Eagle Waves Radio is
Australia’s first and only radio station dedicated to empowering small businesses. Our commitment, and our passion, is to level the playing field by giving you direct access to the very best business advice guaranteed to inspire practical and profi...

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What women want (to know about money)

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : General 
We surveyed a group of Australian Women to understand what they need to know about financial matters. The results told us that while 66% rated their level of financial literacy as good or excellent, only half maintained a household budget and 64% were somewhat to very fearful of not having enough money in the future. Half of the respondents felt lack of financial stability / insufficient income or their partner / family were holding them back from taking necessary action to manage their money...

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Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : General 

Aromatic cumin, lemon, and scallions add Middle Eastern allure to this vegetarian salad. Chickpeas and whole-wheat couscous provide complete protein.
[You can easily substitute quinoa for the couscous if you want to avoid wheat.]

Prep Time - 30 minutes | Total Time - 1 hour | Yield - Serves 4

• 450g carrots, sliced 3/4 inch thick on the diagonal
• 1 head cauliflower (1.3kg), cored and cut into florets
• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• Coarse salt and ground pep...

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The Savvy Traveller's Guide to Money

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : General 

I’m heading off overseas to Vietnam shortly for a 2 week vacation and a few days at Conference. Fabulous, I know!

I’ve done quite a bit of travelling in my past and I’ve had some incidents with wallets and money being stolen. When it comes to currency and money, a lot has changed since the mid 90s in the way you can access your funds, but what hasn’t changed is that there are still people out there who will steal your stuff.

Here are my thoughts for savvy travelling with money.


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What do you fight for?

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : General 

Since end of September last year, I’ve been going to the gym. Not just any gym, but Fight Gym.

As a young child, I was sporty and active. My major sport was softball and in my early teens was considered adept enough to make regional teams (until I broke my right arm in a bicycle accident!). At school on the playground and during sports time, I played everything from handball to football!

From around 17, life started to impinge on sport. Suddenly I was too busy with study, part time ...

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Tudor Times.

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Friday, November 18, 2011, In : General 
 It’s been an interesting and enjoyable year for us at Tudor.

The beginning of 2011 started with stressed clients worried about their investments and losing money on the share market and in their superannuation funds. This sentiment has continued throughout the year and we have worked hard to ensure our clients stayed focused on their personal strategies and avoided panicking.

We’ve run three successful workshops with the dynamic and entertaining Leonard Whittaker from Millennium3 Financial...
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12 Ideas for a Fantastic 2012

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : General 
Here are 12 great ideas you can implement before Christmas to set yourself up for a fantastic 2012.

Book into a workshop. You’re bombarded with invitations every other day. You ignore most of them, but some do pique your interest and you think, “yeah, I really should go to that.” But you find you can make plenty of excuses not to go. Find a short course, seminar or workshop that resonates with you and sign up. You’ll have plenty of time to work around the excuses to make sure you get...

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Opt In is Poor Policy

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : General 
The financial services industry seems to be subjected to reforms every time there is a recession, as though the bad apples will be thrown out of the box with every new piece of legislation.
The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation Bill Shorten said, "It is a concern that only one in five Australians access financial advice. These reforms will also remove the red tape that has prevented low-cost, good quality advice being delivered to millions of Australian...
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In the News

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, September 22, 2011, In : General 
Naomi was recently nominated for the AFA's Female Exellence in Advice Award, with the winner being announced at their Annual Conference on 25th October. We hope you enjoy reading this article from last week's North Shore Times. [Click here]

This Award recognises professional excellence and outstanding work in addressing the particular issues faced by many women in
achieving financial security now and in the future.
“We operate a ‘family’ focused business, specialising in helping families a...
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Winter Warmer

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : General 

I love a hearty, warming soup. My partner loves sweet potato. What happens when you combine the two?! Answer: Thai Sweet Potato Soup.
Click here for a delicious, nutritious winter warmer that's quick and easy to prepare.
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What we’ve been up to at Tudor.

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : General 

Workshop Success!

It’s been a busy few months and at Tudor Investassure we never rest (except for weekends and holidays!).

We successfully launched the first in a series of interactive workshops on March 28th and we’re pleased to be hosting another one on Wednesday, 29th June.

Feedback from the participants included:

“The presenter was brilliant, able to make financial planning sound like fun and best of all understandable… You all should go as it is very worthwhile, at the very l...

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Future of Financial Advice or its destruction?

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, April 28, 2011, In : General 
I'd like to really tell you what the 'F' stands for in FOFA (Future of Financial Advice) reforms. But that's not professional. It's taken a year of debate around reforms intended to "ensure more Australians have access to high quality and affordable advice", yet the latest round of adjustments seem to move further away from the commendable original intent.
AFA CEO, Richard Klipin said, “the FOFA rhetoric has not been matched with strategy and consumers have been hung out to dry.”
How so? I...

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Sir Michael Parkinson.

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : General 

I hugged the man that shook the hand of Muhammad Ali. I engaged in conversation the man who’s conversed with the likes of Dame Edna Everage, Billy Connolly and Madonna. I met the man who's met everyone and I introduced the man who's met everyone to my dad. His arm wrapped around my shoulders as we stood smiling at the camera - and didn't he love it!

Sitting in the front row looking up at Michael Parkinson as he spoke about his life and the people he’s had the privilege to meet, was a mag...

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Welcome to 2011

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : General 

I know we’re already in February, but I did spend most of January in South Africa and we’ve just celebrated Chinese New Year! So what’s in store for 2011?
Claims Service
At the end of last year, two of our clients passed away. We offer our condolences to their families as we assist them through the claims process. At this time of grieving, our involvement alleviates the stress of paperwork and dealing with the insurance companies, allowing people to spend more time with the family.
Our Cla...

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It’s not always all about work.

Posted by Naomi Rosenthal on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : General 
I’ve had many requests from friends, family and clients to see photos from my vacation. I had an amazing time and the accumulation of experiences as I travelled from glitzy, Christmas lit Hong Kong through the burnt and ravaged landscapes of Madagascar to behind the razor wire of South Africa has left me with incredible insights and lasting impressions. For a glimpse of what I got to see, [click here].
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