ATO targets for 2024
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ATO targets for your tax return this year

- May 17, 2024 2 MIN READ

Every year, ahead of tax time, the ATO releases its target areas – what it’s going to pay extra attention to. It is always a timely warning. This year they will be taking a close look at three common errors being made by taxpayers: Incorrectly claiming work-related expenses Inflating claims for rental properties Failing to… Read more »

The Swiftie guide to managing money
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The Swiftie guide to good money habits

- May 3, 2024 4 MIN READ

Kochie embraces his inner teen with this Swiftie guide to money – everything teens need to do to get on top of their finances and stay there. If you have trouble communicating with your teenage or adult children about good money management strategies, I’m here to help. Use Taylor Swift as inspiration. Get them to… Read more »

Sharemarket wobbles

Are the sharemarket wobbles anything to worry about?

- April 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

It seems the International Monetary Fund shares my uncertainty around the sharemarket. Earlier this month when the Australian sharemarket touched a record high I admitted I was nervous. Was it “peak greed”, with markets getting too hot on the back of irrational optimism? On Wednesday the International Monetary Fund shared my uncertainty. I’m old enough… Read more »

Rents to keep rising

Rents to keep climbing

- April 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

Basically there are very few places to rent. According to SQM Research the national vacancy rate hasn’t improved at all and remains steady at just 1 per cent. As you can see from the SQM table, in March last year the vacancy rate was 1.1 per cent so over the last 12 months nothing has… Read more »

RBA board announcement

A noteworthy change in this week’s RBA Board announcment

- March 22, 2024 3 MIN READ

Reserve Bank Board meeting week and, as expected, official interest rates were kept on hold. But there was an important change in the statement explaining the announcement. The words are now more important than the actual decision. From saying “a further increase in interest rates cannot be ruled out” in September, this week’s statement said… Read more »