Time to get your head in the cloud

What an interesting and fast moving time we are currently living in. Technology is very quickly evolving and providing us opportunities that just a few years ago we could only dream of. Just today when I met with a client who is a sole trader in a trade-related business we looked at three great opportunities. […] Read More

Should you buy a holiday house?

A common topic we speak to clients about is about the merits of purchasing your own holiday house.  The start of these conversations are usually based on a recent holiday the clients have been on, where they absolutely love the coastal town they’ve just stayed in but have paid a fortune for holiday accommodation. Client: It […] Read More

Advice for buying or selling property

Are you buying or selling a house, farming land or commercial property? Talk to your accountant now! Recent changes to taxation laws mean that anyone purchasing or selling property may have an obligation to withhold tax, or find that they have tax withheld from their settlement proceeds! The ‘Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding’ regime has […] Read More

Decision making in stressful situations

Our team recently had the pleasure of hearing a talk from a good friend of mine on decision making in stressful situations. We all think we know about stressful situations, but these were real-world experiences from over twenty years serving as an officer with our Australian and allied defence forces which included a number of […] Read More

Even on holidays you never stop learning

I was recently lucky enough to travel to Europe with Jane for 5 weeks. It was something we had planned for a few years and it turned out to be the trip of a lifetime.  We crammed as much as we could into every day and tried to learn as much as we could about […] Read More

Social Media Facts That Will Make You Sit Up And Take Notice

We have been a strong believer in the use of social media to get our business message out there. In fact, we have been using social media since 2010, so would be seen as an early adopter in this space. We believe that social media should not be used solely to push your products and […] Read More

“The 8th wonder of the world”

I have been asked many times – “How much money do I need to retire on?” My answer is always the same – “it depends on what your living style will be when you retire”.  If you are going to take an overseas holiday every year and lavish those around you with gifts – then […] Read More

What lessons can you learn from the rich?

In the Financial Review 2017 Rich List there was an article relating to lessons from some of those people behind a number of our local house hold name businesses including Gerry Ryan of Jayco caravans, Frank Costa of Costa Fruit and Vegetable and Geoff Harris of Flight Centre to name a few. One of the […] Read More

Tax Planning

May and June is the time for tax planning as 30 June looms down on us. Accountants love 30 June and celebrate like New Years Eve. But the lead up to the end of June is very important for all businesses. Many of our clients have now completed reviews of their figures and have now […] Read More

Superannuation changes from 1 July 2017

Is the world about to end?? With two weeks to go until 30 June 2017 I thought it was the right time to offer a reminder of what is happening to superannuation from 1 July 2017.  It is also the right time to remind you of what actions you might need to take to ensure you are well prepared for […] Read More