Captain Chalmers lines up soft landing on narrow runway

13 June

Global headwinds will continue to buffet Australia’s economy as Treasurer Jim Chalmers sets a course for a final approach towards low inflation. Dr Chalmers is confident Australia remains on track for “a soft landing on a narrow runway”,...[Read More]

Overview about business record-keeping requirements so you meet your tax, superannuation and registration obligations.

13 June

You are legally required to keep records of all transactions relating to your tax, superannuation and registration affairs as you start, run, sell, change or close your business. This includes: any documents related to your business’s income and...[Read More]

7 Countries Where You Can Afford to Retire by the Beach

6 June

Retiring to a serene place by the beach is a dream for many. The recent years of global upheaval have intensified the desire to escape the daily grind and resettle in an ideal location.    For many, life by the beach represents that ideal.   In...[Read More]

Easy Ways to Start (or Restart) a Fitness Regime in Your 60s

6 June

If you’re over 60, regular exercise is essential for maintaining health, energy, and independence. It reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.    However, starting or restarting a fitness regime...[Read More]

Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Reasons to hire a bookkeeper

6 June

 Did you ever hire a bookkeeper to help you keep track of your expenses and tax obligations? If not, find out why now may be the best time to do so.   Bookkeeping is an essential component of any organisation. To focus on other tasks, such as...[Read More]

Minimum wage workers to benefit from July pay rise

6 June

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE * Australians earning minimum wage while working full-time will get an extra $33 per week from July * The minimum wage will increase to $24.10 per hour, or $915.91 per week, based on a full-time 38 hour working week * That...[Read More]

Wages bump unlikely to concern Reserve Bank: economists

6 June

The Reserve Bank’s inflation battle is unlikely to be thrown off course by a bump for Australia’s lowest-paid workers, economists say. Millions of employees on minimum and award wages will get a 3.75 per cent pay rise from July following the...[Read More]

RBA boss says hardship letters ‘very hard to read’

6 June

The Reserve Bank’s governor says letters from struggling borrowers make for tough reading, but push the central bank to achieve its goals to help Australians. Michele Bullock acknowledged the pressure on mortgage-holders from higher interest rates...[Read More]

Realising Success: The Profound Fulfillment of Making a Difference in the World

30 May

The moment you realise you’ve made it in this world is a profound and multifaceted experience, encompassing more than just financial success.    It’s a deep sense of fulfilment, a culmination of your hard work, perseverance, and the impact...[Read More]

Essential End-of-Year Tax Tips: Maximise Your Savings for Businesses and Individuals

30 May

The financial year is drawing to a close, which means tax time is just around the corner! To help you get ready for the new financial year, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of practical tips and advice for this period.    Whether you’re a...[Read More]

Top 10 tips for developing a business exit strategy: Business Succession and Estate Planning

30 May

Given all the hard work that building up a business takes, it can be hard to say goodbye – so it’s important to do it right.    Developing an exit strategy well in advance allows you to have control over your small business’s future while...[Read More]

A behavioural approach during market volatility

30 May

Much of this year has remained fraught with uncertainty and instability in the markets. This, of course, has caused many investors to become nervous and impulsive about their market decisions.   This article will help to ease some fears about...[Read More]

10 Winter home maintenance tips

30 May

While winter in Australia may not be as harsh as in other parts of the world, it’s still essential to keep your home in tip-top shape during the colder months.   So, if you need a handy winter home maintenance checklist, this is for you.    Use...[Read More]

Monthly inflation ticks higher for second month in row

30 May

A larger-than-expected rise in prices was recorded last month, with consumers slugged with higher prices for essentials like groceries and health. For the second month in a row, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ monthly consumer price index...[Read More]