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Posts by Katrina Haskew

Smart super strategies for this EOFY

Want to help boost your retirement savings while potentially saving on tax? Here are five smart super strategies to consider before the end of the financial year. 1.   Add to your super – and claim a tax deduction This financial year, there are new rules about who can claim a deduction for personal (after tax)…

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5 tips for … Communicating better – with everyone!

When was the last time you switched off your phone and other devices, and communicated with someone? Like really communicated. Not just a quick tweet, text or status update but real human connection. Been a while? You are not alone. As we become increasingly tethered to our smartphones and online platforms, interpersonal or “soft” skills…

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Why we love and loathe #Budget2018

The Federal Budget was announced last week and has, once again, divided the opinions of Australian consumers. The use of data to benefit consumers seemed high on the Treasurer’s agenda, with a number of well-received initiatives to support control and privacy. But his measures to boost consumers’ personal finances were labelled modest and unfair by…

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Why should I care about lost super?

Did you know there is about 14.8 million Australians with a superannuation account, 40% of which hold more than one account? Some of that 40% make up the $18 billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy…

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5 tips for… Unleashing your inner artist

Jane Foster shares a message on the importance of creativity in each of our lives, and her 5 tips for creating happiness through creativity. Creating is what makes this planet progress and survive. When we create, whether it’s for business or pleasure, we are thriving at a higher level. We feel happier, we make people happier, and…

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Staying on top of finances for a small business

There is a lot to keep track of when running a small business, including your finances. They can make or break your business, so here are some pointers to help you keep them in check. Don’t lose out Ensure you are taking advantage of recent tax and regulatory changes. Businesses with turnover of less than…

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The future of financial advice

…no, I’m not referring to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ Inquiry into financial products and services. Though of course we welcome any reforms that improve the quality of financial advice in Australia, and enhance retail investor protection. What I’m referring to here is undoubtedly another key driver of the future of…

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Reduce your risk as a business owner

As business owners, we sure do have a lot on our plates. Balancing the day-to-day of running a business with high-level strategic and growth activities can be enough of a challenge by itself. However, things can go completely off kilter if something goes wrong, and you don’t have the proper protections in place. A dispute…

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