4 Common Sense Financial Tips To Make Your Money Work For You

Good personal finance skills are important in life, yet this seemingly simple concept can be difficult to master. Without having a good grasp of how to manage your money effectively, you run the risk of making financial mistakes that could significantly impact your life. Avoid money traps and manage your finances better with the following common sense financial tips. 1. Not all ‘tax effective’ investments are good investments. The term…  Read more

Now & Next latest edition

Now & Next, the quarterly newsletter published by Count, is designed to give you valuable insights into a range of different topics affecting your financial situation – both now and in the future. Welcome to the Summer edition… At the end of a long, challenging year, it’s understandable that people are keen for a well-earned break. However, the reality is that in 2020, Christmas and New Years will look a…  Read more

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

Money Management Webinar Series

Our Financial Planning team hosted a Money Management Webinar Series designed for those seeking to better understand how to manage finances and learn about investing to ensure a secure financial future. We covered: how to benefit from smart savings or investment strategies how to obtain an ideal mortgage package insights to the property market for first time buyers and; how to ensure you have appropriate legal structures to protect assets…  Read more

Market Wrap

Each month we publish Market Wrap, a summary of the previous month’s economic highlights. Economic Overview There was good news on the vaccine front in November, with several drugs claiming 90%+ success rates against Covid-19. It is now up to regulators to approve/reject these treatments, before production can ramp up and for distribution to begin. These news releases supported investor sentiment and provided a strong tailwind for share markets. The US…  Read more

Federal Budget 2020/21

On Tuesday 6 October, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2020/21 Federal Budget, which was one of the most eagerly anticipated Budgets in recent memory given the economic impacts felt across the country in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Some described it as the most important Budget since World War II, given the rising levels of national debt and unemployment that we have witnessed in the past eight…  Read more

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