Insights

Stretching your travel budget further

Stretching your travel budget further

Many Australians will soon be jetting or sailing away on their annual overseas getaway. Unfortunately, the value of the Australian dollar has been falling against the US dollar, British pound, euro, yen and even the Indonesian rupiah. Here are some...

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Tax and the festive season

Tax and the festive season

As the festive season approaches it’s time to start thinking about celebrations and spending time with friends and family. For most business owners, it also means it’s time to start thinking about saying thanks to your employees for another year of hard...

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Keeping on the right side of SMSF rules

Keeping on the right side of SMSF rules

The lure of greater control over your retirement savings with a self-managed super fund may be enticing but the freedom to chart your own destiny also comes with the responsibility to comply with the rules. An SMSF is a private super fund regulated by the...

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November 2019 Recap

November 2019 Recap

November is here, beginning with the “race that stops a nation”, but not the Reserve Bank which meets on the same day. However, economists predict it will take a break from its recent run of interest rate cuts and keep the cash rate steady. October began...

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Building wealth in diversity

Building wealth in diversity

What a difference a year makes. In recent months, Australian shares hit a record high, the Aussie dollar dipped to levels not seen since the GFC and interest rates were cut to historic lows. Towards the end of 2018, shares were in the doldrums and while...

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Caring for family with a Will

Caring for family with a Will

Few of us like to think about death, let alone plan for it. But far from being morbid, getting your affairs in order and drawing up a Will is one of the kindest and most caring things you can do for your loved ones. Not only does a Will make your wishes...

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The full nest: Living with adult children

The full nest: Living with adult children

The number of young adults living in the family home well into adulthood is growing. ABS data indicates, amongst adults under 35, nearly one third are still at home, and the trend is on the rise.i If managed well, multigenerational living can be beneficial...

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October 2019 Recap

October 2019 Recap

It’s October, a turning point in the year when the days begin to get longer and many states switch to daylight saving. Time to spring clean your home, your finances or your business ahead of the summer rush. September was a month of continuing uncertainty...

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