Never too early for tax planning

The last few months of the financial year see most people turning their business eye towards their tax planning. However, it is never too early to consider tax planning, even now over nine months from financial year end. The following items came about from a recent discussion with a client concerned about what the year […] Read More

FISH!

FISH! You may ask what the #!$@ do fish have to do with an accounting firm? Fish is in fact the name of a best selling business book – by Stephen C Lundin Ph.D, Harry Paul and John Christensen – a powerful parable that will help you love the work you do – even if […] Read More

Main residence and non residents

Watch out if you own a house and plan to leave Australia and become a Non Resident! There are proposed new laws before Parliament that make a Non Resident who sells their previous main residence in Australia fully subject to Capital Gains Tax, even if they lived in it for many years. Example:  You bought […] Read More

Retirement – It’s not (just) about the money!

I believe I have written about this topic before, but with the amount of conversations I have been having with many clients and friends on this same subject over the last 12 months, it feels appropriate to raise it again. Retirement usually involves one or a combination of the following: Sale or transfer of a […] Read More

The Rule of Three

Looking back through blogs I have written in the past and recently being reminded of the rule of three, I thought it appropriate to revisit this view. I recall reading two articles in relation to how to perform better in business. Both articles listed 7 techniques/attitudes each to assist you in performing better in your […] Read More

8 mistakes in raising kids & strategies to overcome

I read an interesting article referencing Bernie Bolger – a Family counselling expert – that I thought was worth sharing.  (A fairly long article – but worth the read!) Family counselling expert, Bernie Bolger, has drawn on her clinical experience, together with cutting edge psychological research, to compile a list of the 8 mistakes parents […] Read More

Financial education – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

On a recent holiday I read one of the latest book or Robert Kiyosaki, Why the Rich are Getting Richer. This is a reminder of the points taught in Roberts bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. For those that are not familiar this book the story behind the book is of Roberts Poor Dad, who […] Read More

Property Investment Traps for Investors to Avoid

There are always tips and traps to remember when property investing but here are some traps investors should avoid: 1) Lack of Property Maintenance Like any investment, your property and your tenants need to be treated with respect.  If your property falls into a state of disrepair this can result in a multitude of problems.  […] Read More

Moneyball, life lessons

I recently watched the end of great movie which I had not watched in quite a while called Moneyball, a movie centred around baseball and starring Brad Pitt. For those that have not seen the movie, I highly recommend it. The movie is based on a actual events, following the Oakland Athletics baseball team throughout […] Read More

Business losses to scams up 23%

According to the ACCC’s ninth annual Targeting Scams Report released on 21st May 2018, more than 200,000 scam reports were submitted to the ACCC, Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) and other federal and state based government agencies 2017. Total losses reported were $340 million – a $40 million increase compared to 2016. Investment scams […] Read More