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The smarter way to seachange

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One of the less-reported elements of the Covid years was the rise in ‘seachangers.’ In the year to June 30 2021, the percentage of Australians living in cities fell from 67.4% to…

More on Budget 2023

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Last week we looked at the recent Budget’s ‘big picture’ – the unexpected surplus of $4 billion. This week, we take a closer look at some of the specific announcements.…

Budget 2023 – An Unexpected Surplus

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The Commonwealth Government handed down it’s Budget on Tuesday night. One of the most striking things about the Budget is that the Government will be in surplus for the 2022/2023…

What is Monetary Policy Anyway?

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Last week you may have seen the release of a review into the Reserve Bank of Australia. The review calls for a number of changes, none of which are particularly…

What happened to Silicon Valley Bank?

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You may have seen the recent news that an American Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, collapsed. This raises two important questions: what happened? And, could something similar happen here? What Was…

What Can an SMSF Pay For?

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It has been a while since we last wrote about self-managing your super. Self-managing super can be a lot of fun and, if done well, can be very cost-effective as…