Financial Planning to Ensure Financial Independence for Women

Financial independence is an important goal for many people. It means you have the ability to support yourself financially, without relying on others for assistance. It also means you control your finances because you make your own financial decisions, rather than someone else making them for you. Regardless of who you are, financial independence makes it easier for you to achieve your dreams. It also gives you the peace of…  Read more

Now & Next latest edition

Is share market volatility here to stay, the rise of sustainable investing and more… Now & Next, the quarterly newsletter published by Count Financial, 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 Autumn edition… Stories include: Is share market volatility here to stay? Recently we’ve seen some wild volatility in share…  Read more

Why You Need a Family Advisor

Acquiring and growing wealth takes a lot of determination, skill, and ambition. In order to maintain your family’s wealth and preserve your legacy for multiple generations, you need a professional family advisor with a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to wealth management such as O’Brien Accountants and Advisors. In this article, we will discuss what a family advisor is and how family advisory services can help you.   What is a Family…  Read more

Financial health check

When was your last financial health check? A financial health check is a great opportunity to set things in order, re-group and look back to ensure your finances are on track, and of course to re-balance and plan for the months ahead. Best practice around reviewing your finances begins with a calculation of your net worth. Save this somewhere so it’s easily accessible next year, and you will have a…  Read more

New stapled super fund employer obligation

From 1 November 2021, if you have a new employee start, there is now an extra step to comply with if they don’t choose a super fund. Previously when your employee did not choose a superfund, you were required to pay their super to the default superfund. From 1 November, this is changing. If your employee does not choose a superfund, you will be required to check with the ATO…  Read more

Change to Fair Work Act: Casual Employment Reform

The Fair Work Act has recently been amended to change the workplace rights of casual employees. It is important that employers review the new rules, understand the new employer obligations and ensure compliance. Casual employee definition A person is a casual employee if they accept an offer for a job from an employer knowing that there is no firm advance commitment to ongoing work with an agreed pattern of work.…  Read more

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