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The Financial Affairs of Women!

More than half of Australian women feel in control of their finances, but many are concerned about their savings and are missing out on valuable opportunities to boost their superannuation, according to new research released by MLC.

The all-female study revealed just 57 per cent of women across the country feel in control of their financial situation and have confidence they will be able to retire comfortably.

Getting a business up and running can be a huge hurdle for many entrepreneurs, but once you've brought your dream to life, the hard work is only just getting started. Now you face the challenge having to get new clients and customers through the doors, each and every week. So how can you grow your small business in the early stages when you're strapped for cash? Here are four budget-friendly ideas.
Email marketing can be a powerful tool for promoting your small business. Despite the explosion of new marketing channels and technologies, email continues to deliver. Read on!

A Financial Valentines Gift for any Couple

With Valentine's Day approaching, what I am about to suggest may sound as romantic as getting a vacuum cleaner or a new set of wrenches; but once you understand what can happen to families after the disability or death of a spouse or partner, you may see it differently. I am talking about giving your sweetheart the gift of insurance-disability income insurance, life insurance, and long-term care insurance. Let me explain…
The turbulent ride of 2018, particularly after the clear skies of 2017, have left equity investors wondering how much fuel is left in the tanks of the bull market.
Businesses have reported business email compromise (BEC) scams totalling $2.8 million in 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) revealed.
If the festive season usually leaves you out of pocket and feeling like you spent more time and money battling the crowds than relaxing with friends and loved ones, why not simplify things this year?  Here are some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy the holiday season without breaking the bank.

Help at hand when considering retirement housing

The decision to downsize the family home & move to retirement housing can be complex, but help is at hand.

In addition the the South Australian Retirement Village Residents Association (SAVRA), the State Government also has resources to assist.
As part of the $318.5 million federal budget funding boost to the ATO to implement new strategies to combat the black economy, the Tax Office will be authorising mobile strike visits to 10,000 businesses in 30 locations across the country.
The locations will include 10 metro, 10 regional, and 10 remote areas.

ATO Cracks down on Home office expenses

The Tax Office has put tax claims on costs incurred as a direct result of working from home on its radar, in a continuation of its work-related expenses crackdown.

The announcement comes after the ATO recently highlighted several small business professions that have a number of tax 'grey areas', including teachers, nurses, police officers, office workers and IT professionals.


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