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Financial empowerment remains critical for all Australians

Content warning: Family and domestic violence and elder abuse.   In Australia today, physical or sexual violence is experienced by 1 in 6 women and 1 in 18 men at the hands of partners or family members. In addition, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 13 men experience economic abuse, and 1 in 4 […]

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Tax tips for End of Financial Year 2023/24

As the end of the financial year approaches, it’s crucial to get your finances in order, put yourself in the best possible tax position and prepare for the year ahead.  You can view our handy 2023–24 Tax Return Checklist and read on for some steps every Australian taxpayer should consider in the lead-up.  Review your […]

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How to take the heat out of your power bill this winter

As living costs continue to rise and energy prices skyrocket, bill shock is a real issue for many Australians. Heating appliances are among the biggest energy users, so coming into the cooler months, it’s a good time to consider reducing your energy costs.   Understand average energy use for your household Most energy bills will […]

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End of financial year strategies to maximise your finances

With the end of the financial year approaching, it’s time to think about strategies to maximise your finances, particularly with the forthcoming tax cuts. Before we dive into strategies, here is a reminder of the new tax rates that will take effect from 1 July 2024: Up to $18,200: Nil $18,201– $45,000: 16% $45,001– $135,000: […]

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Planning for the cost of education in 2024

In Australia today, education is a hot topic. Independent and Catholic schools are becoming popular choices for more and more families. Of course, every child is different, and the type of schooling that will help them thrive can depend on a number of factors. Regardless, it’s important to prepare early and factor it into your […]

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Tips to navigate property ownership for Australian expats

Property ownership can be a great way to build wealth. However, if you’re an expat, property investments can be complex, and it pays to do your research. Whether you are considering keeping the former family home when you relocate or buying property as an investment, there are a few factors to weigh up when deciding […]

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Is home ownership the only way to get ahead?

Owning your own home on a quarter-acre block used to be the ‘Great Australian Dream’. But we have seen several shifts since the post-war years, from denser housing reshaping the dream to today, where owning a home is a considerable financial commitment – and out of reach for many. However, despite changing housing needs and […]

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Seven tips for fostering a healthy attitude to money in children and teens

Attitudes towards money are often shaped during childhood and will have a lasting impact, defining financial behaviours well into adulthood. Sometimes, this is copying behaviours, whether positive or negative, and in some cases, it’s rebelling and doing the opposite. This is particularly the case when the family is on one end of the spectrum. For […]

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