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Christmas Bonus

    With Christmas being the time for giving, many employers may be thinking of providing a bonus to employees. When employees are paid bonuses this is income to them and needs to be treated as such. In effect the rule is that all payments to employees should be put through the payroll regardless. Employers […]

Banking Commission Bite

    Copping a Serve We have seen the headlines and heard many tales from the discoveries during the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Not many in the banking and finance sector escaped without a serve from the Commission. The hearings and eventual conclusion is still ongoing, but […]

To Err is Human, to Volunteer can be Life-Changing

    When did you last do something? Coming off a weekend where I experienced first hand the life-changing aspects that volunteering can have on a small community, got me thinking… Every community event, sporting match, school concert, even the Olympic Games would not be possible without people raising their hand to help out. Becoming […]

3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Banks

  And so it begins… The rate rises that we have all been warned about for the last few years have begun. Not from the Reserve Bank, but from the Lenders themselves. Regardless of what penalties and outcomes may be imposed from the Royal Commission into the Banking Sector, the Big Bad Wolves of the […]

Books and Budgets

Budgeting By The Book Being the avid blog readers that I am sure you all are, you will recall that I have discussed some of the fundamentals from the Barefoot Investor’s The Only Money Guide You will Ever Need on occasion. With the release of his new book, aimed at the little Barefoot’s in your […]

Quarter Time

  First or Final Quarter With Footy Finals still fresh in our minds, a quarter can be a long time in football and not to be wasted in other aspects of our lives as well. Quarter Time is used to pause, drink some water and catch our breath before heading back in to the game. […]