It is common for people to turn to debt to pay off their homes, cars and even personal use. Credit can cause great financial stress if not managed correctly. If you have a loan under your belt, the goal is to cut it down and to stop borrowing more to alleviate your financial health. Here […]
Are you having problems getting things done? You may be one of those that live on the saying: “So many things to do, yet so little time”. If you are having a hard time being productive, these 5 tips will help you get things done:
Reflect and refocus every morning
Start out your day by exercising and […]
Paying taxes is a fact of life for Australian Investors. Whether you purchase a car, real estate or other assets, the seller or the purchaser pays tax in some form, depending on the value of the transaction. For property transactions, this is called Stamp Duty.
Stamp Duty is a legal tax requirement that needs to be […]
The Australian economy has seen drastic changes in 2014 and the effects are expected to ripple through this year. What are the expected changes and how will the Australian landscape look for 2015?
Australian Dollar. The AU dollar has fallen to US81 cents. This is favourable to help the economy transition to non – mining activity, […]
In an effort to subdue rising house prices, the NT Government has issued a land release program to assist homeowners as the market shifts towards high investor activity.
Last year, 935 titles were released, up by 38% from 2013’s 677. Minister for Lands and Planning Peter Chandler believes that it is necessary to assist homeowners and […]
NAB’s Internet and Phone services have caught the ire of customers as it went offline Tuesday morning, as majority of their customers were welcomed into the New Year with the message: “NAB internet banking is currently unavailable”.
A spokesman for the bank said that services are coming back online, with several customers airing out their frustration […]
How did the Australian Property Market fare in 2014?
Looking back at the start of 2014, there were many skeptics expecting a price drop for the year after a very strong performance in 2013. That didn’t happen, as property prices closed at a 7.9% annual increase, according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index.
2014 saw […]
Self – Managed Super Funds have increased by 29% in 5 years, making it the most popular and fastest growing super fund, nearly hitting the $560 billion mark.
The Australian Taxation Office showed that SMSF’s account for a staggering 99% of the number of super funds across Australia, accounting for 30% of the $1.9 trillion total […]
The Regional Tourism Organisation for Tropical North Queensland is making a serious bid to entice foreign travellers after securing a $3 million fund to launch Cairns as a tourist destination.
The Tourism organisation is targeting Chinese travellers and plans to secure direct flights from mainland China to Cairns, making it a prime tourist destination in the […]
Respondents to the latest Westpac – Melbourne Institute survey showed a bleak consumer outlook for 2015.
The Consumer Sentiment Index dropped by 5.7% – the lowest it has been for 3 years, plummeting from 96.6 to 91.1. Westpac’s Chief Economist expressed concern over the results, calling it “disturbing”, as more people become worried about the stability […]