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Want a first home buyer scheme spot? Here’s how to get the inside lane

By Michael Papadopoff | June 23, 2022

We’re just days away from 35,000 first home buyer scheme spots becoming available on July 1. If you’re keen to snare a place in the scheme – and buy your first home sooner – here’s how to get ahead of the pack.

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No more Mr Nice Guy: the ATO wants its money

By Michael Papadopoff | June 16, 2022

Tax time is just around the corner and the ATO has sent out a warning to businesses around the country that owe it money: the COVID-19 moratorium on debt collection has come to an end. Rest assured though, you’ve got some options.

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Refinancing numbers are surging across the country, here’s why

By Michael Papadopoff | June 16, 2022

Rising interest rates got you feeling a little vulnerable? It might be time to take some control back by refinancing or asking for a rate review. Here’s why we’re seeing refinancing numbers surge across the country.

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RBA increases cash rate for second consecutive month, to 0.85%

By Michael Papadopoff | June 7, 2022

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has increased the official cash rate by 50 basis points to 0.85%. How much extra should you expect to pay on your home loan?

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Banks tighten lending, reducing the maximum you can borrow

By Michael Papadopoff | June 2, 2022

Some of Australia’s biggest banks have tightened their mortgage lending criteria, meaning you might not be able to borrow as much from them. How might this affect your next purchase?

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Bulk of SMEs preparing for growth over next 12 months: research

By Michael Papadopoff | May 26, 2022

Small businesses around the nation are once again confident about their future and ready to start driving toward their next phase of growth, according to new research.

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ATO hit list: rental property income and capital gains

By Michael Papadopoff | May 26, 2022

Property investors beware: the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed the four key areas it will be targeting this tax year, and rental property income/deductions and capital gains are high on the hit list.

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The two major parties’ first home buyer policies explained

By Michael Papadopoff | May 19, 2022

Housing affordability is one of the key battlegrounds ahead of the federal election this Saturday. So what is each of the two major parties proposing to help first home buyers crack the market? Let’s take a look.

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EOFY alert! Financial year-end is fast approaching

By Michael Papadopoff | May 12, 2022

Small business owners wanting to buy a vehicle, asset or important piece of equipment and immediately write off the cost have just over a month to act this financial year.

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Ready for lift-off: how to prepare a buffer for more rate rises

By Michael Papadopoff | May 12, 2022

Rate rises are a bit like taking off in a plane. Sure, it’s a bit nervy, but so long as you’ve run through your pre-flight check, have a well-serviced aircraft, built-in some contingencies (a buffer!), and have a handy co-pilot (us!), you should reach your destination no worries.

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