Finance News

Are you a director of an Australian entity? Time to get your director ID sorted!

16 November 2022
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Are you a director of an Australian entity? If you are, or you’re not sure, keep reading.   There are all kinds of directors in Australia. The obvious ones are directors of companies or trusts, but there are others as well. You could be a director if you run a charity, look after your local footy club, or…

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Today’s inflation news is much more important than last night’s federal budget

26 October 2022
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So last night was federal budget night, Jim Chalmers’ first as Treasurer and the first for the Albanese government. Here are my key take-aways: Australians don’t care how much debt the Government is in. Real wages will not start to grow until 2024, when unemployment is tipped to have increased by 1% to 4.5%. Electricity prices…

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Financial illiteracy is a big problem, but you can be part of the solution

7 September 2022
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With the constant fluctuations in markets and the economy in recent times, there’s never been a starker reminder of how big a problem financial literacy is in our community – or rather, financial illiteracy.   From recent conversations I’ve had, it’s pretty clear a large percentage of people really struggle to understand what rising inflation…

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The recession warning sign you’re about to start hearing a lot more about

26 August 2022
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2022 has been a pretty extraordinary year when it comes to volatility and uncertainty.   We’ve seen inflation ballooning, interest rates rising, the cost of living increasing, geopolitical concerns, share and property markets falling, and now the big “R” is looming: recession.   Investors are nervous about US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s upcoming speech…

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