First home buyers: Choose the right home loan and get ahead

Looking for a home loan can be daunting.  And with the recent rise in interest rates (and future rises expected), finding a competitively priced loan is more important than ever. With so many home loan products on the market, first home buyers need take heed when comparing loans and make sure they get the rightContinue reading “First home buyers: Choose the right home loan and get ahead”

Is a Self Managed Superannuation Fund right for me?

SMSFs an attractive option: top 6 benefits of Self Managed Super Funds About one third or $420 billion of superannuation savings in Australia is now held in Self Managed Super Funds, or SMSFs, says Christine Hallowes from EFS, part of the Count Wealth Accountants network.   Also known as a ‘Do it Yourself’ or ‘DIY Fund,’ aContinue reading “Is a Self Managed Superannuation Fund right for me?”

How will the carbon price affect you?

The announcement yesterday by the Gillard government of a $23 a tonne carbon price from July 1, 2012 may mean many things for you and your business. Whilst the tax is targeted toward the 500 or so largest polluters in the nation, the flow on effect in prices may have an impact on your overallContinue reading “How will the carbon price affect you?”

SMEs need planning for post GFC Recovery

“As featured in the July Edition of the Western Sydney Business Access magazine (WSBA)” ALMOST two years have passed since the ‘official’ end of the Global Financial Crisis (the GFC) however for many small and medium sized businesses (the SMEs) the effects of this downturn in the economy are only just starting to subside. BigContinue reading “SMEs need planning for post GFC Recovery”

How to choose a financial planner….

Reblogged from James Solomons’ Business Blog Prior to the Global Financial Crisis (or the GFC as it is affectionately now known), the financial planning industry held a somewhat precarious place in the financial services world. It was often on the receiving end of unfavourable media attention thanks to a small number of unscrupulous and oftenContinue reading “How to choose a financial planner….”

What exactly is financial planning……

“As featured in the June Edition of the Western Sydney Business Access magazine (WSBA)” Prior to the Global Financial Crisis (or the GFC as it is affectionately now known), the financial planning industry held a somewhat precarious place in the financial services world. It was often on the receiving end of unfavourable media attention thanksContinue reading “What exactly is financial planning……”

Xero

Xero software makes maintaining records and compliance easy! Real time income and spending updates allow you and your accountant to commumicate effectively and keep on top of your accounts, providing a better understanding of your position and allowing greater flexibility. As it is hosted in the ‘cloud’ there is no need for complex installation processesContinue reading “Xero”