Savings and budgeting

By setting goals, planning ahead and being smart with your savings and debt strategies – you can actively grow your wealth even from a modest start. Snapshot Start by setting your short, medium and long term goals. Be specific and add in rea...
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AUSkey fraud alert

The Australian Taxation Office has recently detected cases of identity thieves fraudulently obtaining AUSkeys linked to legitimate businesses. Once an Auskey has been allocated, access is gained to the Business Portal so that fraudulent BAS can be lo...
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Redundancy

If you have been made redundant, it is important to understand the financial issues involved, your entitlements, and how to make the most of your redundancy payment with the help of your adviser. Components of a redundancy payment If you have bee...
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Family law and superannuation

When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, it can be a stressful time and the task of separating finances can often add to the pressure. Getting the right advice can help you make the tough financial decisions about your assets and superan...
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Disclosure of tax debt

In his mid-year economic update, Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed that the Government has given the Taxation Office the discretion to disclose tax debt information of businesses to credit reporting bureaus. This measure will start from 1st July ...
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Superannuation checklist for employers

  Paying superannuation is an important part of being an employer. But let’s face it, you’ve got a business to run; new business sales targets to reach, new marketing initiatives to prepare and launch, delivering your products and services on...
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Are you ready for the changes to super contributions caps?

The Government is making significant changes to super contribution rules. With these proposed changes now having passed the parliament and effective from 1 July 2017, it’s worth understanding how the new rules could affect you. Australia’s super s...
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Estate planning – what you need to know

Estate planning involves much more than having an up-to-date Will. It is important to ensure that your assets are distributed in the most effective manner and without adverse tax consequences for your beneficiaries. What is estate planning? Est...
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Online selling – hobby or business?

If you sell products or services online, you need to understand whether you are doing it as a hobby or carrying on a business. Selling online The questions below can help you understand whether your online selling is a hobby or a business. Every ...
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11 tricks to motivate yourself

Motivating yourself to do stuff is hard. When it’s just you on your living-room floor, it’s tempting to do a few push-ups and quit, even though you said you’d do 20. And when it’s Saturday morning and you’re supposed to be working on that novel yo...
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