All my plans and ambitions disappeared in a matter of minutes

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Erin Benjamin had just celebrated her 30th birthday. She was working in a fast-paced, high profile job in financial services and recently married with plans to start a family. Then Erin had a stroke.

“All of my plans and ambitions disappeared in a matter of minutes,” says Erin. “My work, my possibility of becoming a mother and my ability to do three of my favourite things – run, read and write – were gone, without any clear idea of what I ...

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Guest Blog: 10 situations that should prompt you to consider updating your Will (or to make one)

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Guest Blogger: Matthew Smith, Clinch Long Woodbridge Lawyers

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Your will should never be seen as “set in stone”.  It should be seen as a legal document that can be easily updated if and when necessary. Some of the things that might prompt you to consider an updating of your will include:

1.    A change to your assets and liabilities
For ...

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Guest Blog: Tax time! The Taxman after the sharing economy and more!

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Guest Blogger: David Jepsen, Jack Lawrence Accountants & Advisors

FB Guest Blog Tax TimeDo you receive income from Uber or AIR BNB? If so, you should be declaring it as income in your tax return! Uber does not pay tax on behalf of their drivers and AIR BNB does not pay tax on behalf of their hosts. Therefore, tax on that income will be payable after you lodge ...

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