Capital gains tax forms part of income tax and is triggered when you make a profit from selling an asset that you own. The amount of tax payable is calculated according to the profit you made in the sale and not the total amount you sold the asset for.
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Creating a budget and finding the correct strategy for your monthly budget are the first steps to successful budgeting but could easily mean nothing without ongoing efforts to make sure you stick to, improve, and reassess your budget. Herein lies true budgeting success.
What makes your budgeting efforts successful is your ongoing efforts to incorporate strategies that encourage good spending, saving and other budgeting habits.
If it’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that without a solid plan in place, you may find yourself moving through a maze, with no end in sight. This is true for everything in life, including your personal finances.
An emergency fund will be what saves you from that inevitable rainy day. To be honest, we don’t believe in negative thinking but based on our experience, the rainy-day scenario is a likely one and we should always be fully prepared for it.
Buying a house is a huge step in any person’s life, whether it your first home or your second or third. What matters is how carefully you consider all the important factors involved with buying a house.
Planning for something fun like your next big holiday or your dream wedding can be fun and many people willingly put many hours and a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears into these events. However, there is something far more important to plan for and it’s never too early to start - estate planning.
For many, buying into a franchise may seem like an attractive option but, as with any business decision, it’s important to know what to consider before making such a big commitment. In this article, we discuss what you should take into consideration when purchasing a franchise.
We already know that it’s important to have goals in life; they even teach us this in school as a fundamental skill to have. However, when we look at goals in general, we can see that most of them (if not all) can be considered financial goals. This is because most goals require some form of capital to make it possible to achieve.
Understanding why personal financial planning is important is the first step towards a secure, financial future.
Regardless of your income, planning your personal finances alongside a financial planner will help you save for the future, prepare for a rainy day while working towards achieving your big (or small) dreams.
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