Do you own your own business? The hair salon of your dreams, the plumbing service you knew you could do better or the business coaching consultancy that you’ve been wanting to run for years? Now, do you work with a bookkeeper?
Running a business is harder than it seems and more work than every business owner ever imagined. The skills that allowed you to start this business are not the issue, your talent isn’t what’s keeping you up at night. Having worked with countless business owners, we know the number one issue accounting for the sleepless nights and stressful days. Your numbers. Are we wrong?
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The 1 July 2017 superannuation reforms introduced a new reporting regime for funds. Funds now need to advise the ATO of key events within the fund that impact on retirement income streams (pensions):
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A good mortgage broker can be the key to your property portfolio success. Here’s seven things to look for when choosing your broker.
When it comes to one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, it pays to have some professional help. But how do you find a good mortgage broker, and what can they offer? Here’s what to look for.
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Are you the ‘better safe than sorry’ or a ‘she’ll be alright’ type when it comes to insurance?
Many people view insurance protection as a ‘waste of money’ or ‘an ongoing cost that you don’t get anything back from’?
Shockingly, many people are more likely to insure their car than they are their lives.
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Here’s a recipe for a basic financial plan:
Take one or more income sources and pour into a big pot. Add appropriate amounts of life, income protection and permanent disability insurance. Simmer for a few decades while slowly adding superannuation contributions and a dollop of non-super savings. Stir in some constructive debt, but take care to keep a lid on it. Dip into the pot occasionally to taste. Simmer steadily, and consume regularly after retirement.
Hmmm. Pretty bland, isn’t it? More like medicine than minestrone.
What’s missing, of course, is the most important ingredient of all – a generous sprinkling of dreams.
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Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) open up a whole new world of investment opportunities for your retirement savings, including direct property. But what if you simply don’t have enough money in super to buy an asset outright?
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A home loan is generally a long-term proposition, but in some situations it can make sense to refinance your mortgage. Read this guide to the refinancing process, and speak to your broker, before deciding whether it’s right for you.
Refinancing involves taking out a new mortgage and using those funds to pay off your existing mortgage. Doing so can save money and result in significant financial gains over time.
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