These days, the phenomenon of keeping up with the Joneses is more pervasive than ever. The constant bombardment of images from advertisers, as well as our friends and family via social media is making Australians feel pressured to maintain a certain lifestyle, often to the detriment of their long-term financial goals.
Tax deductions face greater scrutiny With the end of the financial year only weeks away, the ATO has announced that one of its key areas of focus this financial year-end will be rental property, although returns from taxpayers using cryptocurrency assets are also expected to come in for close attention.
The Pulse The US labour market continues to tighten but the Fed is concerned that a cycle of perpetually low inflation expectations could reduce monetary policy flexibility. Sentiment in Europe continues to deteriorate, with inflation softening in April and the manufacturing sector in contraction. Despite zero growth in the CPI for the March quarter, the […]
The secret to a successful business is to make sure you are not just working IN your business but that you are also working ON your business. As the end of the financial year approaches, there’s no better time to give your business a financial fitness check.
Most of us dream of the day we can stop working and start ticking off our bucket list. Whether you dream of cruising Alaska, watching the sun rise over Uluru, improving your golf handicap or spending time with the grandkids, superannuation is likely to be a major source of your retirement income.