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  • Banking and credit scams

    How to identify and avoid credit scams Scammers have clever ways to get your banking, credit card or personal details, and to trick you out of your money by offering you a loan.  Credit card scams Scammers don't need to steal your credit card to take your money - all they need are your card details. They can get these by:  contacting you online or by phone, pretending to be your bank or another company, and tricking you into giving them your credit card details accessing your information from unsecured websites you've visited installing spyware on your computer so they…

  • ‘Tis the Season to Spend Mindfully

    How often have you approached the new year under a black cloud of financial doom and gloom, straight on the back of Christmas spending? Sure, you’ve got some shiny new toys and hazy memories of fun times. However, it’s likely Santa keeps leaving you with a rather empty wallet, along with those pressies stuffed so enticingly in the Christmas stockings.  The week after Christmas often feels like a hangover in so many more ways than one. While you can sleep off the party in a day, it usually takes your budget a whole lot longer to recover. So, how do…

  • 14 jaw-dropping Australian natural attractions

    Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have in our own backyard. This is despite the plethora of astounding natural attractions that are sprinkled all over the country. Some of these fascinating wonders wouldn’t be out of place on another planet. Others are so ridiculously beautiful, you could stare at them all day. It’s time to celebrate Mother Nature’s brilliance with this collection of mind-boggling natural attractions. Sea cliffs, Tasman National Park, TAS The enormous dolerite sea cliffs found at the bottom of the Tasman Peninsula are simply gob-smacking. Measuring up to 300m in height, these jutted creations are perfectly suited…

  • Understanding cash flow

    Understanding cash flow in the time it takes to play a game of solitaire. In the time that it takes to go through your deck and figure out your game strategy, this article will help you understand what cash flow is and how to write a cash flow statement. That’s only two minutes of reading time. Ace. One of the biggest reasons businesses fail is because of “inadequate cash reserves”. That’s just a fancy way of saying they ran out of money. Making sure you’ve got positive cash flow – meaning you’ve got more money coming into your business than going out of it…

  • The basics of computer security

     Many cyber security incidents can be prevented by applying basic computer security practices, controls and software programs. Here are the minimum steps you need to take to improve your cyber resilience. Keep your business computer for business use only If the computer you use for business is shared with family members or used for social media, playing games, watching videos and downloading music, there’s a higher chance of it being exposed to malicious software. Even with separate logins, there is still the possibility that another user of the computer may unintentionally download a virus or malicious software to the…

  • Go back in time! Australian historical attractions breathing with life

    Encounter Murray River life from yesteryear at Swan Hill’s Pioneer Settlement in VIC. Australia has a fascinating history, and stories abound from yesteryear. When exploring the nation’s past, there’s something special about feeling a part of it; as if you’ve been transported back in time. Luckily, Australia has a wonderful collection of pioneer settlements and other like attractions that allow such a feeling to be achieved with ease, bringing to life a period that once was. It’s time to put the past in front of us… The Village, Loxton, SA Take a trip down memory lane – or at least Main Street…

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