The Art of Giving

One of the most rewarding ways to get ahead does not stipulate financial gain. Becoming a philanthropist and giving funds or time to charity provides meaning to the life of the giver and allows them to not only create a legacy but to feel fulfilled knowing that their act of generosity and kindness is helping others.

 

We all read and hear about philanthropy but what is philanthropy and how can you get ahead by giving to others?

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Top Tax Tips for 2017

Tax time is nearly here, yet again. There are a number of options available to taxpayers to receive some great returns.

Some of these tips are common knowledge while others a can be hidden in legislation and less well known.

To ensure you put your best possible  outcome on your 2017 tax return be sure to read of these five easy tax tips.

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Communicate More Effectively

Warren Buffett, legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, realised early on in his successful career that without the correct delivery, even the smartest idea can fall flat.

In a world where communication is available at the touch of the button, many are still forgetting the fundamentals when it comes to communicating an effective idea.
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Beat the Busy Blues

Often we find ourselves starting to get snowed under with a big list of jobs that just keeps growing. On top of this, being stressed, tired, unmotivated and not knowing where to start can make a big impact on how we feel.

It is very easy to get lost in the feeling and this can have a negative impact on productivity, motivation and positivity.
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Interest Rate Announcement – May 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

There has been a broad-based pick-up in the global economy since last year. Many expect that the interest rates will remain on hold for the whole of the 2017 financial year.
Below is the Press Release from the Reserve bank of Australia regarding this month’s Interest Rate Announcement:
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The Full Budget Report

On Tuesday 9 May 2017, the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, released the Government’s 2017-18 Budget.

This year’s Budget won’t significantly impact retirees; however, there were plenty of changes announced that could affect you. For further information regarding these proposed changes, speak to your financial adviser who will look at your personal circumstances and assess how you will be affected.
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Will the Super Changes Affect Me?

The superannuation changes coming into effect on 1 July 2017 are the most significant in a decade. What are the changes and the issues that you need to be discussing now?

The changes are significant in their impact on how, and how much, you can contribute to superannuation over a lifetime, and how much you can transfer and hold in the tax-free pension phase. They will affect everyone in different ways, depending on their personal circumstances and plans.Ever since the Federal Budget was released in May 2016 the media, politicians, self-interest.
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