The 2018-2019 Federal Budget has been announced – so what does it mean for you?

On Tuesday 8 May 2018, the Federal Treasurer Mr Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-2019 budget. Whilst there was emphasis on bringing the budget back to surplus earlier than originally planned, as well as individual tax cuts, we have prepared a tax and superannuation brief to help break down all of the announcements and what they mean for you. If you have any questions about how the Federal Budget for…  Read more

Mark O’Connell wins Adviser of the Year award

  Mark O’Connell, who heads up our Allan Hall Financial Planning team, was named “Consultum Adviser of the Year” at the 2017 annual Consultum National Conference. The award, presented to Mark on Hamilton Island in October 2017 among all his Consultum peers, recognises outstanding Authorised Representatives who have gone the extra mile in providing professional financial advisory services to their clients. This award was one of four presented across a…  Read more

Ten things to remember when markets are volatile

From time to time, share markets will inevitably experience bouts of volatility due to a variety of reasons. Before you make any rash moves, consider our top ten key reminders. 1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing By having a mind-set that accepts volatility, you can prepare yourselves to remain focused on your long-term investment goals. 2. Over the long term, share risk is usually rewarded You may…  Read more

Retirement is different for everyone

Today, with Australians living longer and healthier lives, the concept of retirement is very different to what it was only one generation ago. Not only that, but for each retiree, retirement is different. When planning your retirement, there are typically four areas that need to be considered. 1. Define your retirement vision Everyone has a different view of what retirement means and what their own retirement may look like. What’s…  Read more

How to avoid investment behavioural traps

Many people don’t realise the greatest impact on their investment returns could in fact be their own behaviour. Here are four common behavioural traps you should be aware of: 1. Making decisions during market volatility When you see markets up one day and down the next, it’s easy to be nervous about investing, and this is when there is a risk of making irrational decisions. It’s important to remember that…  Read more

Using KPIs to monitor and improve business performance

The key performance indicators (KPIs) for one company will invariably be different from the KPIs of another firm.  What both hypothetical companies share however, is the challenge of selecting which KPIs are best suited for measuring the goals and progress of their particular business model. Indeed, entrepreneurs have a vast array of reports and data sets from which to choose and select from, but that data needs to target those…  Read more

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins three major awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors was extremely proud to win the major award of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand and to be the overall winner of Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50 million) in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards. In 2017, our partner, Scott Somerville took out another major win in these awards, winning Most Client Focused Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

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