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Economic death for Aussie jobs if Google pulls Search

‘Economic death’ for Aussie jobs if Google pulls Search

Coffee shops, restaurants, hair salons, holiday homes and caravan parks will be among the hardest-hit businesses if Google makes good on its threat to pull its Search function from Australia. These small- and medium-sized businesses rely heavily on its digital presence and the business’ ability to be found through web search, meaning Google Search’s withdrawal…
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This capital city is still Australias most ‘underrated property market

This capital city is still Australia’s most ‘underrated’ property market

Australians looking to buy or invest in property this year should look to the South Australian capital, one property expert believes. Adelaide, which Yahoo Finance reported on in late 2019 as the nation’s most “underrated” and consistent property market, continues to hold the title, according to hotspotting.com.au managing director Terry Ryder. “Adelaide is the nation’s most consistent market,…
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Underwriting guidelines Pursuits pastimes

Underwriting guidelines Pursuits & pastimes

According to the World Health Organisation, physical activity is any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. Examples of this can include activities such as sporting and leisure (e.g. swimming), incidental (e.g. at work), and muscle-strengthening (e.g. resistance-band training). Recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data* states that 55% of adults don’t…
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How to spend your money in 2021

How to spend your money in 2021

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin Franklin. In the first bootcamp challenge, we focused on managing savings. For week two, we’re focusing on spending, and how to get the best value from every dollar you spend. Spending is a lot more fun than saving, but getting a grip on your cash-splashing antics…
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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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