Financial News & Changes

Watch out for tax scams

Tax time and that means a juicy refund may be just around the corner. It’s a busy time for scammers too, and last year alone 48,000 Australians fell prey to tax scams between July and October. Already this year, the Tax Office has registered over 17,067 scam reports with victims ...
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2017-18 Federal Budget update

Here’s a roundup of some of the key Budget proposals put forward, and a look at how they might affect your financial goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, building a career and family, or enjoying the fruits of your labour in retirement. Remember, at this stage ...
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Super changes are coming

2 things you can do now While the government will reduce the amount of money you can put into super from 1 July 2017, the good news is that you could still take advantage of opportunities before the financial year ends. The Australian Government’s May 2016 Federal Budget proposals and ...
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Women Are Building Financial Intelligence

International Women’s Day on 8 March encourages us to aim for parity for women. On average, Australian women are paid 17.1% less than meni. They also tend to spend more time away from paid work to have children and care for loved ones which impacts their income, savings and superannuation. ...
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Give Your Career a Health Check

Health... check. Finances... check. Career... check? Are you happy at work? Do you jump out of bed excited about tackling your next project? Or are you counting down the days until your holidays or retirement? If you answered ‘yes’ to the last question, it might be time to give your ...
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The Outlook For 2017

The outlook for 2017 is in places easy, in other places hard and in one particular area, near impossible. Let’s start with the impossible. I am often asked for my view on the Australian dollar against the US, Euro and Pound sterling. I think I have got this right about ...
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