Category: Finance

Get Finance Savvy with Effie Zahos

Isabella Ross There is no better way to start 2021 than with some New Year finance tips and tricks! When it comes to everyday finances many of us have been left in the dark, struggling to understand all things money related. Effie Zahos is one of Australia’s leading personal finance commentators. As editor of Money, Australia’s longest running personal finance magazine, she has a knack for making money matters simple. The marvellous woman herself sat down exclusively with Sydney Observer, to help women in particular gain control of their financial position. “One in three Aussie women retire with no...

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Economic Recovery on the Agenda

Jonathan O’Dea and Paul Fletcher   A message from Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson, Speaker: The COVID-19 virus made this year a very tough one. The restrictions and changes impacted everyone and every aspect of life. The recent State Budget is largely a plan to help families, support business and create jobs across NSW. Getting back on track is going to be a challenge. NSW’s testing, tracing and quarantine programs are cutting-edge and are well funded, so we can continue to open our economy safely. The Budget supports the people doing it toughest; easing the strain of the economic...

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Small Business Month

Isabella Ross October, otherwise known as Small Business Month, is the time for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to seek expert advice to grow their business. NSW Small Business Month is run by the NSW Government, being the only dedicated festival for small business in the state. From the 1st to the 31st there will be a range of free and low-cost activities that Aussies can get involved in, some of which we have included below. There is no denying that 2020 has been a fraught time for SMEs who have been dealt with countless blows such as...

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Rebate Offer for North Shore Businesses

The Better Business Partnership is offering a range of energy and water rebates to businesses in northern Sydney to help them cut running costs and become more sustainable. The Better Business Partnership is a free council-funded business sustainability program on Sydney’s North Shore, supporting businesses in Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby. Better Business Partnership members can get free independent advice and support to help their business be more successful and sustainable. The program is offering business owners three new rebates to help them cut energy costs and reduce water use. A rebate of up to $2000 is on offer for...

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Top 5 checklist for buying property

Tayla Foster One of the scariest moments in an individual’s adult life is the leap of faith they take into purchasing a property. Regardless of how big or small the land may be, the notion of buying barren land for a minimum down payment of $65,000 followed by mortgage repayments, land rates and bills is enough to make a person feel rightfully anxious! But before signing your life away on the dotted line, here are the top 5 checklist items to consider when buying any form of property. Do know your area: Unlike a car, the value of land...

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