With housing prices remaining high despite the slow-down, home ownership may be beyond many Australians. A recent survey found that home ownership was not a priority for 1 in 3 Australians. There’s an old saying that ‘rent money is dead money’. But is this true at current housing prices…(Read More)

One of the most common questions we are asked by retirees (or soon to be retirees) is “do we have enough?” To answer this will depend on whether you’d like a champagne lifestyle in retirement or you are happy with a more simple lifestyle; if you’re looking to have luxury holidays or local…(Read More)


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Andre and Suzanne are a happily married young couple with two daughters both attending school. Andre works offshore with a large multi-national oil company and Suzanne is self-employed in her own hair salon which she runs from their home. They have both reached a stage in their lives where they are comfortable but…(Read More)

Keep your receipts, you have been warned! The ATO will be paying close attention to claims for ‘other’ work-related expenses this year. To help safeguard yourself and business, there are three golden rules for claiming a deduction. Having the knowledge of what to claim, when and how is important…(Read More)

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