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Legislative update Taxation social security

Legislative update Taxation & social security

As we approach the 2020 festive season and begin to turn our eyes to some well-earned R&R, it’s important to highlight that a number of key Bills recently passed through the parliamentary process and became Acts. And, while many of these Bills relate to proposed measures announced on 6 October 2020 in the 2020-21 Federal Budget, there are…
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Gifting assets to family What it means for your taxes

Gifting assets to family: What it means for your taxes

Passing on your wealth to family members can be an important part of your life plan. Whether undertaken at the end of life or simply because you want the next generation to benefit from your hard work whilst you are all young enough and well enough to enjoy it, gifting assets to your children or…
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Bitcoin price hits record high amid Elon Musks US 1 5bn crypto move

Bitcoin price hits record high amid Elon Musk’s US $1.5bn crypto move

Bitcoin’s price (BTC) hit a new record high after electric vehicle maker Tesla announced it had purchased US $1.5 billion (AU $1.95 billion) of the digital currency and that it would start accepting it as payment in the future. The move sent the popular cryptocurrency to a new high, breaching US $44,000 on Monday, a spike…
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Financial lie 3 million Aussies need to come clean about

Financial lie 3 million Aussies need to come clean about

Have you ever gone to the shops and made a big purchase your partner didn’t know about or approve of, only to come home and hide it from them in the boot of your car? Then, months later, you whip said purchase out and say, ‘Oh, this old thing?’ Well, you’re not alone. Nearly 3…
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Retirement Income Review report Key findings

Retirement Income Review report: Key findings

Article from: www.shartruwealth.financialknowledgecentre.com.au   In our article, ‘Australia’s three-pillar retirement income system’, we discussed in detail Australia’s retirement income system—a three-pillar approach, which has been pursued by the Government for the last few decades. Despite changes over the years to each of these pillars (some more than others), their core aims remain intact. Essentially, the…
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Warning 5 WFH ‘demons and how to avoid them

Warning: 5 WFH ‘demons’ and how to avoid them

For several months now, millions of people around the world settled into their work-from-home routines – but health professionals are now warning of dangers of staying at home. According to Alisha Moopen, Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum and executive director at multi-national healthcare conglomerate Aster DM Healthcare, there are five physical and mental…
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Jobs 2021 12 non tech jobs that will boom in the future of work

Jobs 2021: 12 non-tech jobs that will boom in the future of work

When it comes to the future of work, it’s not all about tech related skills and experience. Far from it. We’ll be in serious trouble if those graduating from school or seeking to make some kind of career change right now all only go into tech roles like software development. The planet is not made up of…
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Draining your bank 3 million Aussies losing 740 per year

‘Draining your bank’: 3 million Aussies losing $740 per year

Many of us may have added health-related goals to our new year’s resolutions, but it could actually be costing us instead of helping us, new data has shown. Around 6.2 million Australians have a gym membership, but just 50 per cent of them (3.1 million) are actually attending more than once a week, Finder data…
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10 lessons learnt from past property downturns to take into 2021

10 lessons learnt from past property downturns to take into 2021

Clearly there will be continuing issues with COVID-19 affecting our local economy and the socio-political problems that plagued the world last year are unlikely to disappear. Yet most analysts and economists agree that our property markets should perform strongly in 2021. But let’s put this in context; Australia’s property markets have been sluggish for the…
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