A guide to managing personal finances

29 February

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices.   Many adults worry about...[Read More]

A seasonal home maintenance checklist to ensure your property is in the best condition all year long

29 February

A lot of property owners take a very casual approach to the upkeep and repair of their house or building. They usually wait for something to break, clog, overflow, leak, jam or fail catastrophically before addressing the problem. Others are...[Read More]

Aussies to keep more of what they earn as tax cuts pass

29 February

Low and middle income earners will soon keep more of what they earn after revamped tax cuts cleared federal parliament. Labor’s amended tax package was endorsed by the Senate on Tuesday evening after receiving backing in the lower...[Read More]

Aussie workers above average on artificial intelligence

29 February

Australia’s desk workers are above the global average in adopting artificial intelligence but say guidance is lacking from bosses on how it should be used. Research data released on Wednesday shows one in four have tried AI tools for work as of...[Read More]

Is your business eligible for concessions – tips on small business tax offsets

29 February

As a small business owner, you may be eligible for concessions on the amount of tax you pay. This depends on your business structure, your industry and your annual turnover. If you have an aggregated turnover less than: $2 million, you can access...[Read More]

Consumer price index steady at 3.4 per cent in January

28 February

Australia’s consumer price index held steady at 3.4 per cent in the 12 months to January, coming in below expectations. The index had been widely expected to rise by 3.6 per cent on an annual basis, when the data was released by the Australian...[Read More]

Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Why you need to do something you love every single day

22 February

Engaging in activities that you love is not only enjoyable but also offers a multitude of benefits that can enrich your life in various ways. So, if you’re on the fence about indulging one or some of your life’s passions, here are some...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Wages outrunning inflation in win for household budgets

22 February

Wages are growing faster than inflation and this milestone has been reached earlier than expected. The official wage price index rose 4.2 per cent in the 12 months to December, a little above forecasts and up from the 4.1 per cent annual growth in...[Read More]

Data could end year-long holiday home tax breaks

22 February

New data collection methods could end the days of short-term rental property owners claiming tax deductions when the home is not being rented. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to raise the issue of the owners of holiday rentals or Airbnbs...[Read More]

Outgoing ATO boss calls for greater tax office powers

22 February

The outgoing head of the ATO has called for the tax office to have the power to collect evidence as part of criminal investigations. In a speech to the National Press Club, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said the organisation should be given powers...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Ultimate Road Trip Checklist: Navigating Your Next Adventure with Ease

15 February

Planning a road trip can be an exciting adventure, offering a unique blend of freedom, discovery, and bonding opportunities. Whether you’re exploring familiar landscapes or venturing into unknown territories, preparation is key to ensuring a...[Read More]

PM delivers big pitch on tax cuts as crucial vote nears

15 February

Anthony Albanese has laid out his pitch for revamped income tax cuts as the changes reach a major hurdle. The prime minister told parliament the tax changes would not leave people behind, saying the measures represented meaningful change. “We want...[Read More]