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Tax yourself!

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Step Up

At this time of year, everyone is talking about, or thinking about tax. So I thought I’d write about it. But, before you roll your eyes … this is not an article about your obligations to the Australian Tax Office – it’s an innovative savings strategy.

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Managing money in a crisis: A 4-step plan for success.

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Step Up

There are certainly some positive signs of recovery, but with the virus still active and life far from being back to any sense of normality, (some borders are still closed, masks are mandatory in Melbourne, many businesses remain very cautious about the future) … it could be some months yet.

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Want to save money? Start a savings jar.

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Step Up

There’s a great news story doing the media rounds this week, about Jim, a father of four and painting contractor in the US, who has been collecting coins for years, just by throwing the left over ‘shrapnel’ from his pockets into a jar at the end of every day.

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JobKeeper: Changes to the fineprint – what you need to know.

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Step Up

The Federal Government will extend the emergency payments for another six months – but anyone currently receiving it, needs to check the fine-print.

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Covid-19 superannuation access – only for those who really need it

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Step Up

The ATO has announced it will be checking on all Covid-19 superannuation drawdowns to make sure that no one has cheated the system, and hefty fines are in place.

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Reducing your food bill to save money. Is it really possible?

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Step Up

There’s no doubt about it, 2020 has shaken us all up. On the back of bushfires and droughts and then the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of Australians are on reduced incomes, or out of work and doing it pretty tough…

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