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With many bank balances worse for wear after the holiday season, a Deakin University financial planning expert says now is a good time to get on top of money matters and plan to be in better financial health by Christmas 2017.
The new year is a great time to get serious about your finances according to Deakin University’s financial planning Associate Professor Adrian Raftery.
Almost one in four Australians gets their first credit card in their late teens, according to a recent study by comparison website Finder.
THEY say there are only two certainties in life — deaths and taxes. But when it comes to tax time, some things may be less certain and you can’t always bank on a refund.
You may have heard recently that you can claim your handbag on your tax bill. Like many others who have called their accountants in the past month, it may have prompted you to ask "what else can I claim this year?"
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  • "Hi my husband and I took out a line of credit recently from a current investment property to buy a new investment property but didn't use it all. can we use the rest to invest in shares? will it..."

    By: TF at Jul 25, 2017 5:42AM

    Post: Borrowing to buy shares

  • "I dstarted my own business in febuary 2017 I am running at a loss can my husband claim against his income as he has financed me for stock and equipment etc"

    By: Annette Maloney at Jul 24, 2017 7:53AM

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  • "I pay child support to my children's mother. Am I eligible to claim toll fees, sporting parking fees whilst they are in my care? Sometimes I pay registration fees for their sports which involve..."

    By: Chris at Jul 22, 2017 1:51AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

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  • "My wife and I have a combined income in excess of the levy although her taxable income is nearly nothing. Do we pay the levy twice ie .with each of our individual returns?"

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