Five tax deductions to know about

Five tax deductions to know about You’re probably well aware you can claim a tax deduction for general work-related expenses. But did you know you may be able to claim if: 1. You take a course or study. You may be able to claim a portion of self-education expenses if it’s related to your ability … [Read more...]

2016-17 Federal Budget

In his budget speech, the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison put forward a number of proposed changes, mainly around contributions to superannuation and taxation. Here’s a brief roundup of what the proposals could mean for you—whether you’re starting out in your career, taking care of family, on the … [Read more...]

Explore your options this end of financial year

With the end of financial year fast approaching now is a good opportunity to review your super savings with Country Wide Wealth. More and more people are finding that a conversation with an expert today can help them build for a better lifestyle tomorrow – with the added potential of saving on tax … [Read more...]

2014 Federal Budget

The lead-up to the Federal Budget was dominated by talk of cutbacks, with the National Commission of Audit helping to build the case for introducing measures to bring long-term spending growth under control. Now the waiting is over, what does it all mean for your hip pocket? When it comes to … [Read more...]

Back to School planning tips

As children head back to school after the summer holidays many parents across Australia can breathe a sigh of relief.  However it’s not always as simple as shuffling them out the front door and waving goodbye. Parents might feel like they are just recovering from the cost of Christmas, so the … [Read more...]

Twelve budget tips for the twelve days of Christmas

There’s nothing better than seeing our loved one’s faces light up on Christmas morning when they open their presents. And while giving gifts is a great way to show we care, it’s very easy to spend like crazy.    In the lead up to Christmas, many peoples’ budgets and savings can be ruined by … [Read more...]

The cost of raising children is…well, costly!

 Teach your kids the value of sound finances, because according to the latest AMP.NATSEM report, raising them is becoming more expensive. In spring many children look forward to the end of a long year at school or university. And while formal studies may soon start winding down, it’s a great time … [Read more...]