Australians can now use their super to help buy their first home

First home buyers will get a tax saving of between $5000 and $6000 after one of the government’s key housing affordability measures cleared Federal Parliament on Thursday. The First Home Super Saver Scheme is designed to help young Australians over what has been identified as the biggest hurdle to getting into the property market: a deposit. It does…

Bitcoin – will the hot new digital currency survive?

By Steve Blizard     2 Dec 2017 Bitcoin was created about a decade ago as an alternative to government-issued currencies. As the transactions in this virtual currency exchange allow anonymity, it is popular with people who want to keep their financial activity, and their identities, confidential. The digital coins are created by so-called “miners”, who…