Know the Basics of Saving and Investing To Achieve Your Financial Goals

Do you struggle to pay your bills every month? Does it sometimes feel like you’re never going to earn enough money to save anything? Has your goal of financial freedom remained elusive through the years? Knowing and understanding the fundamentals of saving and...[Read More]

What Does Protecting Your Family Entail?

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early stages of their...[Read More]

Australia’s growth prospects still looking downcast

Australia’s growth outlook remains subdued as turmoil in the global banking system adds to the pressures already weighing on advanced economies. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute leading index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend over...[Read More]

Australians’ data could be exposed in e-waste

Australians’ data and critical infrastructure is under threat from careless e-waste disposal, which could have “catastrophic” consequences for national security, an expert says. Thousands of tonnes of old phones and other devices from Australian workplaces are...[Read More]

Scheme to tackle youth homelessness gets $90m boost

More than $90 million will be injected into a program aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness. The federal government funding, which will keep the existing nationwide program in operation, coincides with the official homelessness data collected during the last...[Read More]

Target for nurses in aged care won’t be reached

The federal government does not expect to meet the goal of having 24/7 nurses in all aged care residences by mid-year. From July 1, at least one registered nurse must be on-site and on duty at all times at each residential facility. Aged Care Minister Anika Wells said...[Read More]

Australian shares rise again ahead of Fed meeting-ASX200 up 60.2 points, to 7,015.6 (22/3)

The local share market has gained ground for a second day, closing at a one-week high ahead of what’s being described as the most important Federal Reserve meeting in a decade. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Wednesday finished up 60.2 points, or 0.87 per cent, to...[Read More]

Ways to Make Your Own Luck With Money This St. Patrick’s Day

Contrary to popular belief, there is no fabled pot of gold sitting and waiting for you to come and claim it at the end of the rainbow. Unless you’ve won the lottery or you have a trust fund, it’s doubtful that you’ll make money through luck without any actual...[Read More]

It’s not easy being the executor of an estate

Being appointed as the executor of an estate is a significant responsibility that requires careful consideration. While it may be an honour to be entrusted with this important role by a loved one, the reality is that estates can be quite complex. Acting as an executor...[Read More]

‘Someone’s watching you’: TikTok warning for families

Australians have been warned to do their homework before downloading TikTok as concerns grow over security fears. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil will soon receive a review into privacy, political censorship, and disinformation on the Chinese-owned social media...[Read More]

Tourists escape to the country as budgets tighten

When the beach house breaks the budget, a sea of cabanas blocks the ocean views and the sunburn stings: that’s when the countryside comes calling. Albury, a NSW regional city on the banks of the Murray River, has been named Town of the Year, as Australians...[Read More]

Business conditions still strong but confidence waning

Businesses remain relatively resilient to economic challenges although the conditions for doing business are expected to deteriorate as the full force of higher interest rates take effect. The monthly business survey by NAB showed business conditions slipping one point...[Read More]

Planning to retire

  If you’re planning to retire, you need to consider: your age including if you have reached your preservation age when you can access your super how much tax you will pay on amounts you receive if good leaver conditions apply if you are part of an Employee...[Read More]

Australian share market rebounds after 3 days of losses-ASX200 index up 60 points to 7,068.9 on 15/3

The local share market has bounced back from three days of sharp losses with its best session since mid-January. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday up 60 points, or 0.86 per cent, to 7,068.9, its best single-day performance since a 1.2 per cent gain on...[Read More]

Succession Planning and Testamentary Trusts

The significance of choosing the appropriate structure to make the protection and maintenance of your assets possible cannot be overstated. This is necessary regardless of whether you have acquired your fortune on your own or through inheritance. In this instance, you...[Read More]