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How does the Federal Budget affect you?

The Federal Budget explains to all Australians how the Government intends to manage the country’s finances. It outlines their tax and spending plans not only during the next financial year but into the future as well. Just like a household

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A money-wise wedding: Creating a budget for the big day

Whether you’re planning a large, luxurious wedding or a small, intimate affair, smart budgeting could help free you from financial worries, so you can enjoy your special day. Following these steps may help ensure no one’s worried about debt on

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Planning a holiday? Here are some tips!!

With the summer holidays right on top of us, it’s not too late to do your financial planning for the holidays – or start planning for later in the year. Here’s how to minimise your financial stress for a well-deserved

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Budget for a very merry Christmas

A bit of planning and forethought may help take the financial stress out of Christmas. Christmas for many families, is a happy time of year that brings people together, but it can also be expensive! With a bit of early

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Money hacks for teens and young adults

Help your teens and young adults manage how they spend and save. So your teenagers and young adults know how to spend, but do they know how to budget for the things they really want? Learning good money management should

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Budget 2017: Housing Affordability

The Government has announced some Incentives to improve housing options.  Among these, are: Allowing first-home buyers to save a deposit through voluntary contributions to superannuation Disallowing travel deductions for investment residential property Limiting depreciation deductions for plant and equipment on

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Need to Understand a little more about the Downsizing Contribution?

As you’re not doubt aware, the Federal Government announced it’s 2017 Budget this week and one of the surprise outcomes was the Downsizing Contribution for those looking to move out of a larger family home.  Here’s a little more about

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Safeguarding your retirement plan

From wills to long-term budgeting, there’s a lot to think about when making your retirement to-do list. Here’s some tips to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes.   1. Check your will Without a valid will, an administrator will be appointed

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Safeguarding your retirement plan

From wills to long-term budgeting, there’s a lot to think about when making your retirement to-do list. Here’s some top tips to make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes. 1. Check your Will and Power of Attorney documents Without a valid

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The Big Budget Picture

Tracking where your money actually goes can make revealing reading. ASIC’s 2012 consumer-spending figures show the average household spends $69,000 a year: Australians splash $78.4 billion a year on their cars, compared to just $2.2 billion on public transport; almost

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