What is financial planning?

To many people, financial planning is perceived as something only for the wealthy. In fact, financial planning is about having long-term and short-term financial goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals, no matter your financial status. It’s about knowing how to make the most of your money – whether that’s putting a little extra into savings one month or paying off a bit of debt more quickly. The focus…  Read more

How a business advisor can support your business

Operating and growing a business is tough, but it can be a lot easier with a business advisor in your corner. So what exactly is a business advisor? And do you really need one? In a nutshell, a business advisor provides business owners with ideas, valuable insights, and expert business advice on how they can manage their business more effectively. They can help you solve complex issues and bridge a…  Read more

What happens to your super when you die?

Most superannuation funds will pay a sizeable death benefit if you die. Usually your super, which includes your account balance and any superannuation death benefits, will be paid to your dependents. This death benefit might provide a big difference to family members who were dependent upon you. This might be your spouse or children but could also be other family members or friends. Who is a tax dependent? A current spouse,…  Read more

Catchup on concessional contributions to super

Catching up on unused concessional contributions to super is a good way to boost your superannuation if you have had an interrupted income or haven’t been in a position to put as much into super as you’d like. Taking time off work to study, travel or care for your family, or prioritising other financial committments, often means you may not be in a position to make concessional contributions to super.…  Read more

Differences Between an Accountant and a Financial Planner

When it comes to managing your finances, there are two professions that can help you understand your numbers, and ensure you have a plan to get to where you want to be. Accountants and Financial Planners can both play an important role in your financial success, but there are some important differences between the two. For any successful business, it is advisable to have both an accountant and a financial…  Read more

What is a business advisory board?

An advisory board is a team of specially selected, independent business experts who come together to empower you to seek opportunities, solve problems, challenge your thinking and most importantly, provide strategic advice. An advisory board will help you take your business forward providing you with an independent sounding board, so you have confidence, peace of mind and more time to do the things you enjoy. Why consider an advisory board?…  Read more

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