Entries by Kent McDonald


One-in-six Aussies Has Multiple Jobs

More than one-in-six Australian workers is holding down more than one job. The number of people who had a job during 2015-16 was 13.3 million, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. But 15 per cent of those workers had more than one job at the same time in the […]

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10 Tips For Choosing An Investment Property

So, you’re thinking of buying your first residential investment property? There are a few things to consider before making the move. Here are our top 10 tips for avoiding potential difficulties and ensuring success. Know your goal Understanding your financial objectives is key to finding the right investment property. The actual property itself is rarely […]

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Self-Managed Super Funds: The Importance Of Getting The Right Advice

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released a report detailing its findings from a large research project undertaken into self-managed super funds (SMSFs). The research looks into member experiences in setting up and running an SMSF and whether advice providers are complying with the law when providing personal advice to retail clients to set up an SMSF. […]

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Top 10 Legislative Updates For Financial Year 2018-2019

As we kick off the new financial year, we thought we would provide you with a list of the top 10 legislative updates that are due to take effect in the 2018-19 financial year – either on or after 1 July 2018. Please note: Some of the below listed legislative updates were proposed measures in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Federal […]

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Farmers Offered More Financial Flexibility

Australia’s biggest agricultural lender has admitted it lost touch with farmers as it moves to relax rules around loan repayments and make it easier to save for droughts. National Australia Bank will allow primary producers to offset farm management deposits against loans, with other banks being urged to follow suit. Farm management deposits allow farmers […]