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How to buy a Home for under $25,000

Living on the Sunshine Coast is a luxury for many people because it caters for everyone who loves the beach to the hinterland. Although like many places, the affordability of housing is less appealing especially for first home buyers who are trying to get into the market. The rising pressure of job uncertainty forces many young adults to live at home for a lot longer than … Read more

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Who will help me?

The ASIC MoneySmart website has a handy reference page titled – ‘How much is enough?’ It’s a good question to ask yourself while you’re working hard to save up a nest egg for retirement. Will your super balance make the grade to last as long as you do? Will it give you the lifestyle you want along with being sufficient to meet any future medical costs when … Read more

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2019 Proposed Tax Changes

There is currently a lot of stir in the news about Liberal v Labor and how their election will affect the current tax laws. A potential change in the government may have significant effects on local businesses and the average Australian Tax Payer. So, what are these potential changes? Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to increase. This proposed change will see … Read more

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Tips & Tricks When Searching for an Investment Property

Have you ever had those thoughts of ‘I don’t know what I don’t know’ and therefore, ‘how do I know what to look for’? – ME TOO! Here are some helpful Tips & Tricks to look for when deciding if a property is the right one for you to Invest in: 1. Location: Focus on four major check points; Close to either a City or Water – or both! Surrounded by … Read more

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Everything you need to know about Super Contributions

What types of Super Contributions are there and how much can you contribute? There are many benefits that make superannuation a great way to save for your retirement – but how do you get money into super and much can you actually contribute? What are the main contribution types? There are two main types of contributions into superannuation … Read more

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How will the 2019/20 Federal Budget effect you?

The Australian Government’s 2019/20 Federal Budget forms a simple yet strategic economic plan to build a stronger economy and secure a better future for all Australians. Controlled Government spending and the implementation of fiscal policy makes 2019 our first year of surplus since the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. The budget was designed to put … Read more

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Tax Advantages using a Self-Managed Super Fund

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF), allow for more options and more control than a regular superannuation fund. This allows for some simple strategies that can significantly improve your retirement. Self-Managed Super Funds allow for up to 4 members to be a part of the SMSF. This allows for greater purchasing power and lower fees as the members split the … Read more

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