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Kids' sport doesn't have to break the bank!

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
January can be an expensive time of year, with school books, uniforms and fees all coming at the same time. Then there's the sport costs as well - subs, equipment, uniforms - it can be really expensive. But it doesn't have to be that way! Last Friday I shared some tips to drive down the cost of kids’ sport with Deb and Georgie on Channel 9’s Today Show. Guru tip 1 – Make sure you include the kids’ sport in the family budget. The last thing you need is sport related bill shock at the start of the year. Guru tip 2 – Invest in a good pair of runners. They can be used in pretty much any sport the kids may decide they want to try this month, or next month, or the month after… Guru tip 3 – Get together with other parents from school and run clinics. All you need is a couple of footies or soccer balls and before you know it the kids will be all tuckered out. Guru tip 4 – We all know kids sprout between the ages of 6-16 and grow out of clothes before the interes ... Read the rest of entry »

The Credit Crunch - It Is Real!

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018
Loan sizes are being slashed by 30 per cent, trapping many financially stressed customers including some who have been slugged with “out of cycle” interest rate rises. House hunters are also being hit by the credit crunch, with dramatic implications for property markets. The crunch stems from two big shifts in the way banks judge borrowers. Read the rest of entry »

2018 Budget - 3 Winners & 3 Losers In 2 Minutes

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Under the 7 year tax reform plan which Labor have said they will support (year 1 at least), Australians earning up to $37,000 will get tax cuts of $200, while those earning between $37,000 and $90,000 will receive an extra rebate of up to $530 a year.  It is estimated about 4.4 million Australian taxpayers with incomes between $48,000 and $90,000 will receive the maximum rebate of $530 a year.

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The Royal Commission - What You Need To Know

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018

The royal commission will run through the rest of this year. An interim report is due in September, and a final report is due in February 2019.
But there’s a lot of time between now and then. It may have its time extended. It may have its terms of reference changed. It depends on the politics. Read the rest of entry »

Uber In Washington - The Facts Make Sense

Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2018
Since Donald Trump got into office the Dow Jones has risen more than 25%, equating to more than US 6 trillion in value and he has then passed the most significant tax reform in more than 30 years.

Our new nickname for him - he is the Uber In The Whitehouse. His whole purpose is to displace, disintermediate and remove the traditional centres of power.  We think he is doing it well and regardless of what you think of his personality he is attempting to shrink Washington click here to read more Read the rest of entry »

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