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What Really Drives Cash Flow In Your Business?

January 28, 2016 | Lisa Stoneham

In this article you'll discover what is really driving the cash flow in your small business.

In my last blog post we discovered how critical cash flow is to the survival of your business and the difference between cash and profit. The second part of our series of blog posts on ‘Cash Flow’ will uncover the key factors that drive the cash flow of your business. Cash flow is driven by […]



5 Rules For An Effective Conversation About Money

January 22, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

Using an independent financial planner is important to effectively discuss your finances.

In any game there are rules of play. In the relationship game there are 5 simple rules to have an effective conversation about money (or any highly charged and emotional subject). Set aside time for the discussion – without interruption Keep emotional baggage out of the conversation Take the time to listen to and understand […]



Are You Thinking About Leaving Your Other Half?

December 14, 2015 | Marisa Hoffenberg

Reviewing your finances is important following a separation.

Of course you have, we all have, and many have actually taken the plunge. One of a woman’s biggest concerns in this situation is money – particularly if this is not something that she has taken care of before. Even if she is reasonably on top of her finances, many of the arrangements that have […]



Cash Is Not Only King But Also The Entire Royal Family!

November 25, 2015 | Lisa Stoneham

Small business profit and loss

It is certainly not overstating the truth to say that cash is everything to your business. In a nutshell if you run out of cash that is the end of your business. After all your business cannot survive on love and fresh air alone! Don’t make the mistake of assuming profit and cash are the […]



Women Need Financial Advice for Women

November 13, 2015 | Marisa Hoffenberg

Women need different financial advice from the male-dominated financial world.

Women are pretty vulnerable when it comes to money – we need more but earn less. Our security can only come through understanding our own needs then gaining the knowledge and confidence to address them. As most financial planners are men, it comes as no surprise that financial plans are built around men. It’s time […]



6 Reasons Why Women Avoid Managing Their Finances

October 15, 2015 | Marisa Hoffenberg

There is no reason why women should not handle their finances.

I don’t have time This is the most common excuse. Between a career, managing the house and looking after the kids we don’t have a second spare. To put having no time in perspective, it’s like saying “I just don’t get a chance to buy the pill”. It is a pretty high risk approach. My […]



What Is Your Money Personality?

September 15, 2015 | Marisa Hoffenberg

These money personalities give advice for smarter financial choices.

Rather than falling down the same hole a hundred times – understanding how you relate to money can help you make better decisions on how to save, spend and invest. Inspired by the simplicity of my son’s Mr Men collection, here is my own collection of: Little Miss Security, Little Miss Spender, Little Miss Avoider and […]



What’s Happening In The Sydney Property Market?

September 10, 2015 | Julie Crockett

investment property

It’s hard to believe but the Sydney property market shows no signs of slowing down and many are left wondering why it hasn’t yet reached it’s peak. The answer is, there are still many factors that continue to drive this market. 1. Record low interest rates mean that access to “cheap” money has made buying […]



Tax-Planning Doesn’t Have To Be Hard Work!

June 16, 2015 | Dianna Jacobsen

Taxation Planning 2015

As anyone in business will be aware, we are almost at the end of yet another financial year. “So what?” you ask? Well, now is the perfect time to be checking on your ‘numbers’ for the past year, and scheduling a visit to your accountant, to tally up your 2014-2015 totals to date, and to […]



Please Explain! Jargon Vs Terminology in Financial Matters

June 2, 2015 | Janet Culpitt

Ensure you review and diarise the new Franchising Code of Conduct.

It’s necessary to have at least some financial knowledge, regardless of whether you hire someone to manage your finances or you manage your own. Financial skills can help you make the right decisions, and help you discuss your finances with your accountant, advisor, financial institution, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Ever found your accountant asking […]