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Young People Have it Tough New Report Reveals

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 17 June 2016 12:53

We hear all the time how things are tough for Gen Y and their younger siblings.  Some of us disagree, thinking it's just that young people have higher expectations than previous generations (quite possible), or that young people today complain more (also possible).  But a newly released report by advocacy and research group the Foundation for Young Australians actually provides evidence that the new wave of young people in Australia are actually facing tough times and may well be the first to contribute more to Goverment revenue than they will receive due to factors such as the aging population, higher health costs and a diminishing tax base.  

It might seem like an uphill battle, but with hard work and focus your destination could be very exciting indeed.  

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End of Financial Year Tax Talk

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 10 June 2016 14:46

The good news is all the mid year end of financial year savings are on so it’s the perfect time to stock up on clothes and other seasonal merchandise usually discounted this time of year. For tips on saving in the sales check out last week’s post.

Nearly the end of the financial year, better get your skates on!

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Update your Winter Wardrobe on a Budget

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 03 June 2016 15:27

Winter has arrived rather dramatically this week bringing with it low temperature records. Monday’s chilli start to the week saw lows of 7.3 degrees in the city, making it the coldest May morning in the CBD since 1999, and Penrith experienced the coldest morning in 20 years with a low of just 2 degrees. However half way through May we were told we were experiencing the second hottest May on record! No wonder it was such a shock when the icy winds took hold a few days ago.

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A Dark Past and a Bright Future - Visit Hobart

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 27 May 2016 11:14

Hobart is often overlooked as an easy and affordable place to visit within Australia.  Something about Tasmania’s island status makes it seem out of reach.   Perhaps it seems a bit far to go just for a few days, but a few days is all you need to get a good taste of the local produce and experience the rich history and emerging art culture of one of Australia’s oldest cities.  

The impressive Port Arthur ruins 

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Federal Budget 2016 - Changes to Super

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Written by Alison Gallagher Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:46

The 2016 budget announced earlier this month included some big changes to superannuation. While these are yet to pass legislation, it is likely many of these changes will come into effect 1 July 2017.  Be prepared and learn what is in store so you can adjust your own superannuation strategy to ensure a comfortable retirement.   

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How to be Frugal with your Food Shopping

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 13 May 2016 13:04

As the weather cools many of us reach for our favourite food comforts. Cosying up at home on the couch with a big steaming bowl of something delicious is a great way to nurture the body and soul.

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