Tuesday, August 16, 2022

From FOMO to FOOP: Buyers take command of the real estate market

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The cooling property market has resulted in the creation of an acronym, FOOP, fear of over paying. A year ago, people turned up to auctions and waving their arms in the air prepared to pay any amount of money to purchase a property through fear of missing out (FOMO). We were seeing crazy things happening at auctions. Now, things are vastly different.

How retailers can leverage digital experiences to meet online presence

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Shopping today is a digital-first experience for Australians. People are shopping more online than ever before. We have seen another important transformation where a person’s first instinct now is to reach for their phone or laptop and look for more details online — rather than relying on physical stores to discover new products or see what’s in stock.

How to make digital transformation part of your company culture

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Companies still adhering to the traditional way of doing business risk falling by the wayside if they don’t inject digital solutions into operations. And this was apparent during the pandemic, where businesses would almost entirely interact with their customers through digital means. Moving forward, several companies have transformed their operations to include digital processes, allowing for more efficient productivity and better customer satisfaction.

There’s rice at home: 4 easy rice recipes to make tastier home meals

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Check any pantry, arrive at any buffet and you are likely to find rice. We love it because it is easy to cook; you can just throw it into a pan with water and boil. We also love it because it goes well with anything: rice and beans, rice and chicken, rice and fish, beef and rice, are all combos many people can relate to.

Top ten Ugandan delicacies you ought to try out before the end of 2022

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Uganda is blessed with a wide range of food. From matooke to millet, potatoes to cassava and a variety of coloured vegetables. It is also blessed with an abundance of foreign food.

Back to the company office leadership tips for a smooth team transition

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With ‘work from home’ directives disappearing, employers are considering how to make the workplace appealing once again and how best to welcome back employees into the office. While leaders excited at the opportunity of gathering their teams back to their offices, many employees are keen to maintain a work-life balance that they have become accustomed to, and indeed many businesses are benefiting from, with more of a hybrid working model.

More Australians pulling up stumps and buying up farms of all sizes

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We are being inundated with people wanting to borrow money through their SMSFs to purchase farms and other types of properties with land that include commercial ventures so they can live on the properties and work the businesses. There are strict rules around what you can purchase with your SMSF, but there is more flexibility when it comes to farms.

Top five bras every classy woman must consider for their top drawer

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Women have been dealing with COVID now for two years and we are ready to take back our life now that restrictions have eased and having a good set of bras in the top drawer is a vital part of the process. Lockdowns are over and it’s time to get out of our loungewear and our home offices! Here are the top five bras every woman should have in their top drawer. 

How to support the charity of your choice while claiming a tax deduction

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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.

How to best manage your mental health during traumatic events

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As the crisis continues in Ukraine and the ongoing flood events, people in Australia and across the world are coping with trauma on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re directly impacted by a traumatic event, or are feeling the effects of the devastation, it’s important to recognise the signs of traumatic stress response. There are also ways you can support your own, and others, mental health during this time.