Taking advantage of opportunities

Taking advantage of opportunities

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote a blog on hitting the business wall. I spoke about business and the rules changing at the speed of light back then, which given what we all went through with Covid seems absolutely laughable looking back. Ah, the halcyon days of 2012. But...

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Director Identification

Director Identification

If you’re a director of an entity registered under the Corporations Act 2001 - so think Pty Ltd company, charity/NFP or an SMSF with a corporate trustee, you might have heard about some new rules that require you to get hold of a Director Identification Number or a...

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3 things to do before starting a business

3 things to do before starting a business

There’s no doubt, starting a business is more ‘on trend’ than ever. People have lost jobs (or hours) due to the pandemic, the gig economy has kicked up a notch, people wanting greater freedoms around their work and entrepreneurship is becoming a key answer to 2022’s...

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Dividends and tax

Dividends and tax

A look at dividends and what you need to know from a tax perspective. Almost all Australians own investments (aka shares) listed on the stock market. Of course, most of those people own shares through their superannuation funds. But you might also be surprised to...

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Super changes

Super changes

Let’s look at what super changes might be coming your way. Retirement and superannuation seem to be top of mind for a whole bunch of people at the moment.  Maybe it’s because we’re all a bit tired from Covid - cue the great resignation or dreaming of stopping work...

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Thinking about retirement

Thinking about retirement

For many Australians the last couple of years have been, well, rather brutal. Even if your business, career did okay or even well, or you took a good break at Christmas, you might be feeling a bit tired, Covid having taken its toll. Maybe you’re at an age where you’re...

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Inheritance – some key things to think about

Inheritance – some key things to think about

Chances are if you’re of a certain age (or even planning to get there), you’ve thought about what your legacy might be or what your family might receive by way of an inheritance. In fact, you might be wondering when the best time to give your family their inheritance,...

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The new normal of volatility

The new normal of volatility

And three trends likely to result Welcome to 2022 and what’s become yet another part of the ‘new normal’ since Covid entered our lives - volatility.  Normally when the term volatility is used, we financial types are usually talking about financial markets, currencies,...

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