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Investing: asset classes and indexing

Investing: asset classes and indexing

Whether it’s taking a more active interest in our superannuation, starting to build an investment portfolio, or even trying our hands at playing the stock market, we can all benefit by understanding the language and key concepts of investing. Here’s a quick introduction.

The growing popularity of neobanks in Australia

The growing popularity of neobanks in Australia

Neobanks are becoming increasingly popular in Australia as people look for different avenues to manage their money. The recent banking royal commission has also seen people look for solutions outside the big banks for financial products. In this article, we’re looking at how neobanks have become popular and what different they offer customers.

5 tips to survive a decline in income

5 tips to survive a decline in income

Since precautionary measures were heightened to slow the spread of COVID-19, almost 1 million Australians have lost their jobs. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia lost 7.5 per cent of its jobs between 14 March and 18 April. If you're one of...

Shares: investing in a business

Shares: investing in a business

This article explains what it means to buy shares in a business. It focuses on the emotional side of investing by explaining you are not just buying a piece of paper but a share of a business, and discusses the benefits and responsibilities of a shareholder.

The growing popularity of neobanks in Australia

The growing popularity of neobanks in Australia

Neobanks are becoming increasingly popular in Australia as people look for different avenues to manage their money. The recent banking royal commission has also seen people look for solutions outside the big banks for financial products. In this article, we’re looking at how neobanks have become popular and what different they offer customers.

The ATO’s JobKeeper audit targets

The ATO’s JobKeeper audit targets

The JobKeeper subsidy has progressed beyond the rush for eligibility and entered its second phase: compliance. Late last month, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released guidance highlighting where the regulator will focus its compliance resources.

The JobKeeper Payment – A Snapshot

The JobKeeper Payment – A Snapshot

The JobKeeper payment is a subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee paid in arrears to the employer by the ATO. It’s for businesses that have suffered a detrimental decline in business because of
COVID 19 to help keep their staff employed.

To receive the JobKeeper payment, there are a series of eligibility criteria and reporting and notification obligations that need to be met. It’s important to talk to your accountant and adviser to make sure you get it right.

Here’s a summary of what you need to do to claim JobKeeper payments for April. If these conditions are not met, you might still qualify for JobKeeper payments later in the year.

The upsides and downsides of multitasking

The upsides and downsides of multitasking

This article explains the upsides and downsides of the phenomenon of multitasking and its potential effects on our minds. It offers some tips on how to manage our focus more effectively.

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