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From the monthly archives: August 2012

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Economic and Market Teleconference At 3pm Today

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

Join our regular conference call to hear our latest opinion on economies and markets. Email us the key questions you're being asked by your clients and we'll endeavor to provide an answer during the call.

The next call is on today at 3pm (Sydney Time)

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Back On The Airwaves

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012
Well some good news, I am back on the airwaves next week on 3MP or MY MP 1377. Ill be on Tuesday's and Friday's from 10.30am talking all things finance effective Tuesday the 4th of September, so feel free to tune in or alternatively I will have the podcast on this site a few days later. In addition to that one of the issues with MTR was its poor frequency especially around the city, and below in a media release from ACMA. Read the rest of entry »

The Living Away From Home Allowance.

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012
The ATO is stepping up efforts to target rorting of tax-free living-away-from-home allowances, amid fears employers and employees are using contrived arrangements to get a tax-free salary boost. Fringe benefits tax rules allow employers to pay tax-free LAFM allowances to employees whose work requires them to temporarily relocate from their home. The allowances, which are generally tax free, cover food and accommodation.
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Bank Yields - NAB Continues To Have The Highest Yield

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012

BANK YIELDS AS AT 16/08/12 – (Based on (A) actual and (F) forecasts DPS)


Code Price DPS Yield Gross Yield

ANZ $23.63 142 cents (A) 6.00% 8.53%

CBA $56.05 334 cents (A) 5.95% 8.46%
- ex-dividend 197 cps, next Monday, 20 August

NAB $24.26 178 cents (A) 7.33% 10.41%

WBC $23.68 162 cents (A) 6.84% 9.71%

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The Risks In Buying Property Off The Plan

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Much to my surprise as an adviser buying of the plan continues to be a popular strategy for new investors, but do they really understand the risks involved? Whilst the excitement of being able to choose your floor plan and color schemes may seem appealing, the end result is often less than desired and there are a number of common pitfalls you need to be aware of. Read the rest of entry »
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