On 30 March 2020, the Federal Government announced the introduction of the JobKeeper Payment. The payment is a wage subsidy paid by the Government to businesses significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. This will allow employers to continue paying their employees whether they are able to work or not. The Government will provide $1,500 per fortnight (pf) per employee for up to six months to eligible businesses. The business must pass on the payment to eligible employees. The first payments will be paid to eligible businesses in the first week of May. If you are self-employed, you may also be eligible for the payments.
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If you want to get ahead, financially, it’s necessary to take some steps to get there. It may seem daunting and overwhelming but like anything, if you have a professional guiding you along the way, small steps can lead to something great.Step 1 | Seek adviceIt’s hard to achieve great success…
Forty and fabulous If you are in your 40s and feeling like your financial fitness could do with an overhaul, then make 2020 the year to do it! These days your 40s is mid-life, given the average age expectancy for men is 84.7 years and for women it is 87.3…
Financial wellbeing has a direct impact on your health, happiness and sense of security. Here’s how to pursue it.
Take control of your future by setting some financial goals this year. Here are our top tips to help make 2020 your best year yet. Make a plan for your money Home in on your savings Knock out your debts Take charge of your super Invest in your future
Financial advice toolkit Navigate the financial advice process This tool helps you navigate the financial advice process with confidence by showing you: how to prepare to meet an adviser what to expect in the first meeting what to do after you receive advice. You can use this tool at any…
With a few simple changes, you could set a good example for your children.
For many people starting a business is a dream but, at the same time, a significant risk when not done properly. While we see a number of clients citing issues with the Tax Office as the catalyst for problems that upend them, there’s many reasons why a business can fail. Let’s now explore what I believe are the five most common reasons why businesses fail.
What you need to know about buy now pay later services Buy now pay later payment services allow you to delay payment or pay by instalments (often fortnightly) over a period of time. Here we explain how these payment services work, what fees you’ll pay and how to avoid getting into financial trouble if you’re using these services.
Getting married is an exciting time but, with so many things to think about, it can be easy to put off thinking about how you will manage your money together after your wedding day. Taking time before you say "I do" to agree on how you will deal with your finances as a married couple will pay off in the long run.
Today’s kids have a different concept of money to previous generations. Instead of using coins and bank notes, this generation has grown up watching people buy things by tapping and swiping or clicking buttons online. They live in a world where in-app purchases, electronic bank transfers and digital currencies like bitcoin are as common as piggy banks were back in the day.
It can be challenging to help children understand the concepts of spending and saving when they watch adults ‘tap’ and ‘swipe’ instead of handing over physical money. Recent research from the Financial Planning Association (FPA)1 reveals that 68% of Australians are reluctant to talk about money to the kids in their life, or they don’t know where to start. But the report also revealed that the children who participate in conversations about money are more curious, confident and financially literate than their parents were at their age.
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Taking cues from Marie Kondo – the organising guru that has become a household name thanks to her Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, people around the globe are starting the New Year by practising their folding techniques, sorting through their items using the KonMari method and asking themselves “does this spark joy?”
Banqer is an online financial education platform that helps teachers deliver financial literacy in an engaging and relevent way. The software transforms the classroom into a mini-economy where students transact with one another from their own online bank accounts. From there they experience budgeting, taxes, super, mortgages and much more.