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]

How to Travel on a Budget

29 May

When wanderlust beckons, it’s easy to dream of jet-setting to exotic locations. However, those dreams could be held back by budgetary constraints.   The good news? Budget travel — because going on a holiday out of town doesn’t have to break...[Read More]

Maximising tax savings: Top 10 End of Financial Year tips and the value of professional advice

23 May

The end of the financial year (EOFY) is a critical period for individuals and businesses alike. Proper planning and organisation can lead to significant tax savings and ensure compliance with tax laws.    Here are ten essential EOFY tax tips and...[Read More]

Some ideas to future-proof your family finances

23 May

If there’s anything people learned from the recessions and global crises of recent past, it’s that no one is immune to economic upheavals.   Even middle to upper-class families are at the mercy of their finances when misfortune strikes. This...[Read More]

How helping others can also benefit you

23 May

It’s common knowledge that showing kindness or compassion is good. However, are you aware that being helpful also benefits your mental health?   In this post, we’ll examine some key advantages of showing kindness to others.   1. It improves...[Read More]

Tips for getting ready for a holiday overseas?

23 May

If you plan to embark on overseas travel, then it’s crucial to be prepared.   For sure, the thought of holidaying overseas is exciting. However, aside from mastering what to pack for a holiday abroad, make sure you follow these tips to ensure you...[Read More]

Consumer spending the wildcard in rate hike uncertainty

23 May

Australian consumers have been saving rather than spending and a change in behaviour could complicate matters for the Reserve Bank, keeping interest rates higher for longer. The minutes from the central bank’s May meeting confirmed a rate hike was...[Read More]

Changes are coming for trust tax returns

23 May

From 1 July, there’ll be changes to the way you report and submit trust tax returns. Income tax reporting changes under the Modernisation of Trust Administration Systems (MTAS) will come into effect on 1 July for small business owners who are...[Read More]

Rationale behind RBA’s last cash rate call on show

23 May

Lingering price pressures had the central bank alert and watchful at the last interest rate call and the minutes of the board’s meeting will be combed through for further insights. Slated for release on Tuesday, the minutes from the Reserve...[Read More]

Use these 3 tips to maintain a good credit score

16 May

Your credit score is a numerical indicator lenders use to determine how risk-free you are as a borrower. It is based on the details in your credit report, such as your borrowing history and whether you have made timely payments.   People with low...[Read More]

Top 10 Essentials for Lifelong Health and Wellness

16 May

Creating a sustainable approach to health and well-being involves habits and practices that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health over the long term.    Here’s a top 10 list to help maintain ongoing health and well-being:   Balanced...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

States query GST carve-up despite ‘constructive’ budget

16 May

States are split on the federal budget as the two most populous jurisdictions question their GST shares, while resource-heavy Western Australia counts its riches. NSW will be the biggest loser from the annual GST distribution set out in the budget...[Read More]

Workers’ wages grow 4.1 per cent, silver lining for RBA

16 May

Workers saw their wages outpace inflation during the first three months of 2024, but a lower-than-expected increase will encourage the Reserve Bank board as they mull their next interest rate move. Wages grew 4.1 per cent annually in the March...[Read More]

Workers to enjoy real wages growth, despite inflation

15 May

Workers will see their pay packets grow in real terms for at least the next five years, flying in the face of ingrained inflation fears, the federal government predicts. Continuing strength in the Australian labour market is expected to result in a...[Read More]