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Closing the gender superannuation gap

Closing the gender superannuation gap

In recent times a spotlight has been shone on the gender pay gap, resulting in greater awareness of women’s conditions in the workforce. Yet we’re still overlooking how lower wages translate into a retirement savings gender gap.Closing the gender superannuation gap

The true cost of deferring your home loan

The true cost of deferring your home loan

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and Australians everywhere were forced to stop work and stay at home, the big banks reached out to affected customers offering to suspend their loan repayments and provide some much-needed financial relief. The true cost of deferring your home loan

2022: The year ahead

2022: The year ahead

2021 was to be the year we returned to a post-COVID normal however the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way many of us operate in our personal and work lives. Here is some of what we can expect in 2022. 2022: The year ahead

Mental Health Support for Business Owners

Mental Health Support for Business Owners

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need. Whether you’re just feeling stressed, or completely overwhelmed about everyday life issues, they can help.

Preparing for retirement in uncertain times

Preparing for retirement in uncertain times

As most long-term investors know, investment markets have their ups and downs. The downs are usually associated with periods of uncertainty, perhaps due to political or economic factors, or even natural disasters. Uncertainty leads to volatility – more extreme movements in asset prices – which can have a big impact on portfolio values. Preparing for retirement in uncertain times

Before you sign…

Before you sign…

How many times have you downloaded a new app or connected to free Wi-Fi and agreed to the terms and conditions without giving them a second glance? In your rush to gain access to the must-have service you may end up agreeing to scrub public portaloos. Before you sign…

Life can change in an instant

Life can change in an instant

This article tells a story that, sadly, is more common for many Australian families than it should be – the long-term after effects of underinsurance. It not only details the financial consequences but the impacts on the health and social welfare of those left behind when the key breadwinner dies. Figures and statistics substantiate this unnecessary pattern. Life can change in an instant

Closing the gender superannuation gap

Closing the gender superannuation gap

In recent times a spotlight has been shone on the gender pay gap, resulting in greater awareness of women’s conditions in the workforce. Yet we’re still overlooking how lower wages translate into a retirement savings gender gap.Closing the gender superannuation gap

2022: The year ahead

2022: The year ahead

2021 was to be the year we returned to a post-COVID normal however the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way many of us operate in our personal and work lives. Here is some of what we can expect in 2022. 2022: The year ahead

5 simple techniques to reduce your tax

5 simple techniques to reduce your tax

Even if you use an accountant to prepare your tax return, you are responsible for the information you provide and for keeping your tax records for a minimum of five years. 5 simple techniques to reduce your tax

SMSF COVID-19 Audit Relief Extended

SMSF COVID-19 Audit Relief Extended

The ATO has extended COVID-19 relief for SMSF trustees. The relief measures, which protect trustees from COVID-19 related contraventions of the super laws, now extend from the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years. SMSF COVID-19 Audit Relief Extended.

Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency

Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency

In early November, the Commonwealth Bank announced that it is now Australia’s first bank to offer customers the ability to buy, sell and hold crypto assets, directly through the CommBank app. You know when the banks come on board, cryptocurrency has become normal. Tax and the Normalisation of Cryptocurrency.

Applying for a Director Identification Number

Applying for a Director Identification Number

What is a DIN? A DIN is a unique 15-digit identifier that a director will apply for once and will keep forever. A director can only have one DIN that they must use for all companies.

The purpose of introducing DINs is to prevent the use of fictitious director identities, assist regulators trace directors’ relationships with companies and better identify directors involved in unlawful activity.

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