Monday 5th June 2017
Category: Wealth Management
If you knew you could be happier and make better decisions by blinding yourself, would you do it? Ok, not complete blindness, but just to those factors you decided in advance were irrelevant.
This idea – intentionally blind yourself to irrelevant information – has serious merit. There is convincing evidence that we are strongly... more
Friday 19th May 2017
Category: Superannuation SMSF
There’s a narrow window of opportunity before the new rules take effect and Superannuation Specialist Derek Bouman has some valuable tips.
The new superannuation legislation makes it critical to check that your super is structured correctly before 30 June. Yes you’re busy! But think of your future peace of mind. Here’s... more
Friday 12th May 2017
Monday 10th April 2017
Each year the Australian Securities and Investments Commission reports on the number of reported possible misconducts by Directors. From the findings, 47% of the alleged breaches related to financial matters being; the failure to keep appropriate financial records (19.2%) and trading whilst insolvent (27.8%).
Monday 20th March 2017
With 31 March and the end of the Fringe Benefits Tax year just around the corner, now is the time to take advantage of last minute tax planning opportunities. Below is a summary of the most common types of fringe benefits, and their tax treatment:
This is the... more
Friday 3rd March 2017
Category: Guest Bloggers
The first Friday in March is employee appreciation day. In reality, you should appreciate your employees every day, but if there's one unmissable day to appreciate employees, this is it.
Appreciation is the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
Monday 30th January 2017
In this blog we discuss the dynamics of transitioning to a small business and the challenges you may encounter along the way, including building a team, letting go of responsibilities, and most significantly… changing your mindset!
Monday 16th January 2017
There has been a fair amount of media around fully flexible work arrangements and a much broader idea that people can now work from anywhere in the world, so should we let them. Here are some of the things learnt along the journey into fully flexible work arrangements.
The Flexibility Deal
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Category: Hotels and Hospitality
As part of our hotel service offering, we review the gaming tax on annual basis for our hotelier’s to ensure they are not overpaying gaming tax. Even for new hoteliers at new venues, we can review prior years gaming tax assessments (of prior owners) and any gaming duty overpaid is refunded to the new owners.
If your hotel makes less... more
Wednesday 14th December 2016
There has been a lot of noise and news around comments that Australia’s borrowers may be hit with higher mortgage repayments by all lenders. What we know is that the cost of funding loans through both retail deposits and wholesale term debt is rising. Global financial markets have been volatile and this is impacting the cost of raising funds... more