What is a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund?

Kayla Hawker

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a superannuation fund that you manage yourself. SMSFs are different to industry and retail super funds. When you manage your own super, you put the money you would normally put in a retail or industry super fund into your own SMSF. You make the investment decisions for the fund, and […] Read More

What are ‘Offset’ accounts?

Kathryn Hamilton

An offset account is a transaction account linked to your home or investment loan. You can make deposits or withdraw from it as you would with a regular transaction account. With a standard home loan, you pay interest on the total amount owing. But with an offset, interest is charged on the difference between your […] Read More

5 Life Lessons for Business Success

David Hadley

I have always believed that the principles that you apply in one activity can be applied in another. This certainly can be the case with sport and business.  I read a blog (HybridBizAdvisors) that states that sport has a way of teaching us valuable life lessons. As we grow up participating in sporting activities as […] Read More

6 Tips to developing an investing plan

Karen Grainger

Planning is always a good key to have for successful investing. Creating a plan will help you find investments that fit your investing time frame and risk tolerance, to help you reach your financial goals sooner. This article from Moneysmart sets out 6 steps to get ready for investing.

Accounting terms

Emma Glover

I have been here for 5 weeks now and have been taught a lot of things that sounded like gibberish to me in the beginning and went over my head at times. I thought to myself I would not be the only one thinking this. So, the thought came to mind that I should break […] Read More

Teaching the ‘Next Gen’ the value of a dollar

Cassie Gerdtz

We all want the best for our kids. We buy them everything they need and sometimes far too much of what they want, and yet somehow, it’s never enough and they’re constantly wanting more. Kids are constantly asking for things they want – lollies, toys, canteen money etc. Take this opportunity to start a conversation […] Read More

How to Market on Social Media Effectively

Natasha Gardner

The rise of social media platforms has revolutionised the way businesses connect with their audiences. You might wonder how social media could be instrumental in growing your business. What is social media marketing? Social media marketing involves using platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok to effectively reach a wider audience and communicate with […] Read More

Rising Cost of Living.

Cassie Gerdtz

Inflation… A word we’re all hearing a lot lately!  Food, fuel, housing – ALL the everyday essentials are skyrocketing and has many young Australians more than a little anxious and looking at ways to tighten the belt; or find a secondary source of income!  Managing your money effectively is important, especially in times of uncertainty […] Read More

Working holiday Makers (WHM’s)

Lewis Thomas

With 2024 being right around the corner, and harvest quickly approaching, now is a great time for arefresher on working holiday makers. As the world is becoming increasingly engaging in the global workforce, businesses are increasingly tapping into the global workforce. However, it is crucial for employees to understand their obligations when hiring WHM’s.  1. Understanding Visa Regulations: • There […] Read More