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The smarter way to seachange

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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…