If you could go back and give your teenage self some sage money advice, what would it be? With Year 12 exams over and our region's school leavers contemplating their next move, we asked 'Mr Taxman' Adrian Raftery for his top money tips for school leavers to set them up for a prosperous future.
The only constant about tax is change. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2013-14 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2013, AU$24.95), provides us with some of the tax changes coming into play from 1 July.

Book launch - 101 ways to save money on your tax

Do you detest paying tax, but like receiving a tax refund cheque in the mail? Are you getting all you're entitled to? You could be letting the government keep hundreds, even thousands, of your hard-earned dollars each year - and you wouldn't even know about it!
According to the latest ATO Progress Report 10 there have been 4.37 million lucky taxpayers since 1 July 2011 who have received refunds totalling $10.24 billion. That is an average tax refund of $2,367!! For those that have been fortunate enough to receive it, Mr Taxman gives us ten smart places to use your refund.
The new financial year has arrived which comes with it the annual obligation to submit our income tax return by 31 October. For many of us, the process is as painful as having your teeth pulled but the rewards can be great. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! shares with us eight common traps to avoid when doing your tax this year.
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