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The cost of owning a pet

The cost of owning a pet

Pet ownership is common in Australia but few people really know how much a pet can eat into the household budget – and we’re not talking about its food. This article lays out the various costs to be considered before making a commitment to a pet. – Household budget.

Financial advice is not the same for everyone

Financial advice is not the same for everyone

Many people think that financial advice is only for the rich and famous. This article explains why this is not the case and focuses on the importance of having a strategy regardless of age, gender or circumstances. – Financial demographics.

Defying mortgage stress

Defying mortgage stress

If more than 30 percent of your pre-tax income goes towards paying your mortgage, you meet the definition for being ‘mortgage-stressed’ – and it’s more common than you think! – Defying mortgage stress

How to go broke trying to get rich

How to go broke trying to get rich

A get-rich-quick scheme can be defined as, a promise to make a person extremely wealthy over a short period of time, often with little effort and no risk. If you think that sounds a bit dodgy, you could be right. – How to go broke trying to get rich

5 tips to improve your financial wellbeing

5 tips to improve your financial wellbeing

When was the last time you considered the effect your financial wellbeing has on your overall health? This article touches on the stressors that managing our finances places on our health and provides five easy to implement strategies to improve our finances and our overall wellbeing. – 5 tips to improve your financial wellbeing

Don’t leave your family’s future in the hands of a Crowdfund

Don’t leave your family’s future in the hands of a Crowdfund

In the world’s current climate, it has become apparent just how quickly and unexpectedly things can take a turn for the worst, leaving many families in difficult financial situations. This article highlights the importance of not only keeping your insurance updated, but also ensuring that your insurance is tailored to your lifestyle so you will never need to resort to crowdfunding. Don’t leave your family’s future in the hands of a Crowdfund

Tax Time Targets

Tax Time Targets

With tax season almost upon us the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed its four areas of focus this tax season. This article covers, in depth, what these are.

EOFY is coming — Have you thought about …

EOFY is coming — Have you thought about …

Whether you’re nearing retirement, a high-income earner looking to reduce your taxable income, or you’re on a lower income and looking for ways to maximise your super contributions; there are a few things you can consider at tax time. Read this article to finish this financial year on the right foot – EOFY is coming – Have you thought about …

What do I need to know before investing in property?

What do I need to know before investing in property?

Property can be an exciting element to add to your investment portfolio. But aside from the initial purchase, what other ongoing expenses may you find yourself paying? And which of these expenses can you claim as a tax deduction? – What do I need to know before investing in property?

Can I claim a tax deduction for my gym membership?

Can I claim a tax deduction for my gym membership?

There are lots of reasons to keep fit but very few of them have to do with how we earn our income. As a result, a tax deduction for a gym membership isn’t available to most people. And yes, the Tax Office has heard all the arguments before about how keeping fit reduces sickness and therefore is important to earning an income, and ‘…the way I look is important to my job’. Can I claim a tax deduction for my gym membership?

Fuel tax credit changes

Fuel tax credit changes

The Government temporarily halved the excise and excise equivalent customs duty rates for petrol, diesel and all other petroleum-based products (except aviation fuels) for 6 months from 30 March 2022 until 28 September 2022. This has caused a reduction in fuel tax credit rates. Fuel tax credit changes

The 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs

The 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs

It’s a great headline isn’t it? Spend $100 and get a $120 tax deduction. Days after the Federal Budget announcement that businesses will be able to claim a 120% deduction for expenditure on training and technology costs, we started receiving marketing emails encouraging us to spend now to access the deduction. The 120% deduction for skills training and technology costs

The effect of rising inflation

The effect of rising inflation

This article discusses the effect of rising inflation and its impact on the Australian economy. It includes a list of ways to prepare yourself for a rise in inflation. The effect of rising inflation

ATO ramps up heat on directors

ATO ramps up heat on directors

Throughout March, the ATO sent letters to directors who are potentially in breach of their obligations to ensure that the company they represent has met its PAYG withholding, superannuation guarantee charge, or GST obligations. ATO ramps up heat on directors

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