During the pandemic, online shopping and social media interaction increased by over 400%. This has created the perfect environment for tech-savvy scammers. Regardless of whether you are engaging online via a retailer’s website or mobile app, there are five security features that every website and app must include to safeguard the business and users.
Businesses everywhere are under severe pressure from rising costs. EOFY is the perfect opportunity for Aussie SMBs to rethink their operational expenditures. It is also the time to consider the implications of the recent Federal Budget’s focus on cybersecurity and the Government’s technology investment boost to support digital adoption by small businesses.
With Australians expected to make charitable donations to support flood impacted areas, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) urges taxpayers to make sure that if they want to claim a deduction in their tax return for a donation, it meets the criteria to be tax deductible. We know Aussies are very charitable and after the recent floods, we are expecting to see a lot of donations and deductions in tax returns this year. In the 2019-20 year, 4.2 million Aussies claimed deductions for $3.7bn in gifts and donations to charities and not-for-profits.
With online shopping booming, many consumers have continued to shop online even though physical retail outlets have opened up again. Unfortunately the increase in online shopping has also brought with it a wave of online shopping delivery scams – including SMS text scams.
While COVID-19 slowed down international study programs over the past two years of the global pandemic, many students are starting to plan for overseas learning programs again. In 2021, over 159,000 Australian students participated in international study experiences and despite restrictions, more than 248,000 international students came to Australia.
Nutritional supplements will offer little health benefits unless users know what the best product is for their needs and the correct dosage. $5.69 billion Australian supplement sector is so overcrowded that consumers struggle to know what the right supplements are to complement their health and lifestyle.
The time-honored road trip is making a comeback. More Americans are traveling by car to visit family and for vacations. A survey conducted in May 2020 by the GasBuddy app revealed that almost one in three Americans intended to take a summer road vacation. Experiencing new things is made possible by road trips. You can do a few things to improve your holiday and make it memorable for the right reasons, whether you are traveling locally for day trips or hitting the road for a lengthy bucket-list journey across the country.
We hear a lot of information about being sun aware and skin safe when the weather is warm, which is important, but the reality is that skin safety is important all year around. Vigilance shouldn’t be less important when the temperatures begin to drop. Damage from UV radiation is possible during all seasons, even when it is cool, cloudy, or rainy weather.
Hollywood may have us all believing that having perky breasts right into our 60s is the norm, but the truth is far from it. As we age we deal with the side effects of having carried our breasts through decades of life, love, hundreds of outfits, tens of bras and even a few children to boot. At 40 it’s time to start paying some extra attention to our breast buddies.
As the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus ravages its way through Australia equipping yourself with a carbon dioxide monitor is an essential device for added health security. A carbon dioxide monitor is a small device that measures air quality. It has become an incredibly important tool during this COVID era that we’re living in.