Countdown to Tax Time

  If your tax planning usually consists of joining a queue to buy stationery shortly before midnight on June 30, it might be time to think ahead. Some deductions require more forward planning, particularly as the financial year-end falls on a Saturday in 2018. Bates Cosgrave director Matt Zhou says: “Tax planning should start as…

Retiree spending drops faster than predicted

The latest analysis into retirement trends has revealed the financial services industry may have underestimated the dramatic falloff in retiree spending as they age. The Milliman “Retirement Expectations and Spending Profiles” analysis, which used real world expenditure data, found the median retired couple’s expenditure falls by more than 36.7 per cent as they move from…

Introducing Amazon Go

  Did you ever watch the Jetsons and think we would be shopping like them one day? Well, the future of shopping seems to be heading that way…  Seattle: Amazon opens its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, moving forward on an experiment that could chance bricks-and-mortar…
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