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ACCC given power to enforce $100k penalties for excess credit card surcharges

The ACCC has been given stronger powers to crack down on excessive credit card surcharges after the Senate yesterday passed legislation aimed at protecting consumers from unnecessary fees. The measures were recommended by the financial services inquiry and were introduced into parliament last year. The laws will mean the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will […]

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The psychological mistake that screws up our finances

Everyone likes to save money, no matter how much you have. In the New York Times, Sendhil Mullainathan highlights one way too many of us might be thinking about it all wrong. Mullainathan, a professor of economics at Harvard University and author of “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much” points to a common, […]

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If your money is in anything but high quality bonds, the RBS is advising to SELL EVERYTHING.

RBS: sell everything

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that the major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may reach $US16 a barrel. The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing the same stress alerts as they did before the […]

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2016: The sales trends that will drive business

What happens when we have so much information that it is impossible to even decide what to read? We constantly check our phones, computers or tablets. We are online and connected 24/7. We have an overload of information, stuff, processes and stress… There’s a reason why ‘de‑cluttering’ businesses are growing in number around the world. People […]

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Tax Return Guide for Bank Staff

Income Tax Guide for Bank Staff Welcome to the Income Tax Guide for Bank Staff. As an employee of a bank, you spend your valuable time meeting the needs and requirements of your customers. So when it comes time to do your Income Tax Return, rather than read a dry and long-winded Tax Ruling we have produced this […]

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Tax Return Guide for Teachers

Income Tax Guide for Teachers     Welcome to the Income Tax Guide for Teachers. As a Teacher, you spend your valuable time preparing for lessons, writing reports, keeping students in line and dealing with pesky parents in the ordinary course of your profession. So when it comes time to do your Income Tax Return, rather than […]

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Tax Guides for Lawyers

Income Tax Guide for Lawyers   Welcome to the Income Tax Guide for Lawyers. As a lawyer, you spend your valuable time reading detailed and complicated legislation and precedents in the ordinary course of your profession So when it comes time to do your Income Tax Return, rather than read a dry and long-winded Tax […]

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Tax Tips for Real Estate Agents

Tax Tips to Help Real Estate Agents get the Best Tax Return!   Income Tax Guide for Real Estate Agents   Welcome to the Income Tax Guide for Real Estate Professionals. As a Real Estate Salesperson or Property Manager, you spend your valuable time fielding phone calls, listing and selling properties or dealing with pesky tenants. […]

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