Connect- Summer 2018

Connect Summer- 2018 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS EXIT STRATEGIES It is essential to organize your succession plan and exit strategy well before the time, preferably years before.  Too many business owners work in the business, so the business is totally reliant on them instead of on the business.  This is a big […]

CONNECT WINTER- 2018

  Connect Winter- 2018 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle THE TAX MAN COMMETH By John Osborne, Chairman Yes, it’s that time again when the ATO puts out its hit lists. From analysis of previous years returns, the ATO at this time of the year issues a ‘hit list’ of occupations that they are going to […]

CONNECT AUTUMN- 2018

Connect Autumn- 2018 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL By John Osborne, Chairman This Editorial is very much aimed at the small to medium size business (SME’s).  Small businesses are suffering from over compliance and government red tape and generally rising costs of running a business. To succeed in business today it is simply impossible […]

Connect- Winter 2017

Connect Winter 2017 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL By John Osborne, Chairman It is hard to believe we are at the start of another financial year. It is important to be aware of the new changes to concessional contributions to superannuation. The concessional contribution for the new financial year starting July 1, 2017 is […]

Connect – Autumn 2017

Connect Autumn 2017 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL By John Osborne, Chairman/Principal Financial Planner The previous year, 2016 proved to be an interesting year. Britain voted to leave the EU and Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.The polls were all proved wrong. The polls and pundits all predicted Hillary Clinton would win. […]

Connect- Spring 2016

Connect Spring 2016 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL By John Osborne, Chairman/Principal Financial Planner It’s been an interesting year, in fact it’s been an interesting decade. The markets and the economy have been fairly lacklustre. Glenn Stevens delivered his last public address as Governor. While he was fairly subdued and diplomatic in his address, his […]

Connect – September 2015

Connect September 2015 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL We have experienced considerable volatility in recent weeks. We have been given a cocktail of reasons for this volatility. First it was the Greek economy, or was it China? No maybe it was the Federal Reserve talking of raising interest rates. Why raising interest rates in the […]

Connect – June 2015

TIME TO AXE YOUR TAX By Claire Osborne, Chief Financial Officer The tax office’s increasingly aggressive approach means you should ensure that your tax return is above reproach – but should still maximise your legitimate entitlements. By this time in the financial year, most of us are starting to prepare for our end of financial […]

Connect – May 2015

Connect May 2015 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle EDITORIAL By John Osborne, Chief Executive Officer So here we are again, speeding towards the end of another financial year and the need for us to sharpen our pencils as we prepare for our tax returns. We are also probably thinking about what the future year has in store for […]

Connect – February 2015

Connect February 2015 Financial news for tomorrow’s lifestyle WELCOME TO OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2015 This time last year we were in high spirits about the Australian economy. In the last weeks of 2013 the market rallied 6% with the All Ordinaries going past 5000 up toward 5400 in the New Year. Analysts were predicting the […]