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Why crypto treads an uncertain path through tax minefield

The taxation of digital assets used for lending and borrowing would benefit from clear-sighted guidelines.

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Wheat Production by Country

Check out the countries that produce the most wheat.

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Labor tweaks stage 3 tax cuts to make room for ‘middle Australia’

Following years of mixed messaging, Labor has bowed to economic pressure and announced changes to its stage three tax cuts.  

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Investment and economic outlook, January 2024

Region-by-region economic outlook and latest forecasts for investment returns.

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Quarterly reporting regime means communication now paramount: expert

Communication between SMSF trustees, accountants and advisers is more crucial than ever with the quarterly reporting rules coming into force, says a leading specialist.  

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Four timeless principles for investing success

Investing success can mean different things to different people. Being clear on what success means for you is key to mapping out your plan.

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Plan now to take advantage of 5-year carry forward rule: expert

This is the last year that the five-year catch-up contribution rules for concessional contributions can be used for those who are eligible, warns a leading educator.

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Super literacy low for cash-strapped

Financial literacy around superannuation is poor for many lower-income people, who still question why they can’t access their funds until retirement age.

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Why investors are firmly focused on interest rates

2024 is very much a story of how quickly and how sharply rates will start coming down.

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Tips for preparing for the best tax outcomes

In the final of our series of predictions for the coming year, we asked our experts what trustees should be considering regarding tax savings in 2024.

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Time to start planning for stage 3 tax cuts: technical manager

Advisers should start planning how to take advantage of the stage three tax cuts due to come into force next year, says a leading technical expert.

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How to tame the market’s skewness

Outperforming the market is hard without a crystal ball. Here's how to tilt the odds in your favour.

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Millions of Australians lose by leaving savings in default MySuper funds

More than 5.2 million young Australians are missing out on higher superannuation returns by investing their retirement savings in default MySuper accounts, according to research from Innova Asset Management.

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The Countries that Export the Most Wine in the World

Check out the countries that export the most wine in the world

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Vanguard economic and market outlook for 2024: A return to sound money

Our economic and market outlook for 2024 reflects the house view of Vanguard’s global economics and markets teams as of December 12, 2023.

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An investment year of ups and downs

How and why investment markets have performed the way they have this year.

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Does the NALI/E punishment fit the crime?

The long-running NALI/E debate has not considered the “extremely heavy-handed treatment” the specific asset NALI provisions impose.

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Most Expensive Wars In History

Check out the most most expensive wars throughout history

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A 2023 Advent Calendar for our clients

Come back each day and click on the next date for more inspirational and Christmas quotes.

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Economic and market outlook for 2024: Global summary

The global outlook summary highlights the top-level findings of the full economic market outlook.

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Setting up the next generations of retirees

With average life expectancies rising, early investment education and financial advice will become increasingly critical.

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EPOA crucial for SMSFs, says professional adviser

An enduring power of attorney is crucial for ensuring continuity and compliance, says a professional adviser.

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Big stamp duty and tax changes for Victoria investors and businesses.

  There are three main areas of significant change: Transition from stamp duty to annual property tax for commercial and industrial property. This will apply to commercial and industrial properties acquired on or after 1 July 2024. (existing owners of properties purchased before 1 July 2024 will not be affected).  Once a property enters the...

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Working after pension age

  The Australian Government is assisting older Australians to work, if they are able and wish to do so, by allowing them to keep more of their pension when they have income from work.  

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Retirement is not just about dollars

A life-cycle consultant has revealed only two in five retirees admit to being happier once they stopped working, prompting him to issue a reminder that achieving a satisfactory retirement goes well beyond how much money a person has saved in their superannuation fund.

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ATO takes hard line on in-house asset rules

A recent announcement from the ATO on in-house asset rules has left many in the auditing sector stunned, claims a leading adviser.

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Most powerful countries throughout time.

Check out the most powerful countries in every century.

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How to budget using the 50/30/20 method

This is a great strategy for anyone who wants an easy and structured budgeting method.

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SMSFA says proposed super legislation will hit farmers, small businesses the most

Small business owners and farmers with land or business premises owned by their SMSF are the big losers in the draft legislation on the Better Targeted Superannuation Concession, claims the SMSFA.

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Investment and economic outlook, October 2023

The peak drag on consumption caused by European Central Bank (ECB) monetary policy will likely occur in the first two quarters of 2024, according to Vanguard research.

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