Navigating ownership changes: A comprehensive guide for business owners

11 July

Changing a business’s ownership structure can be a complex process, often necessitated by various circumstances, such as partnership disputes, divorce, retirement, or the sale of the business.    Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to...[Read More]

Cash flow and how to manage it

11 July

Has your business experienced negative cash flow and left you feeling stressed? Learn about cash flow and how to manage it with confidence in this post.   Company owners usually struggle with the need to strike a balance between their income and...[Read More]

Life Insurance to protect you and your family

11 July

For some people, a major reason for beginning to prepare for life’s ‘what if’ scenarios is starting a family. If your primary concern is taking care of your family, life insurance is an excellent option. It makes sure that your loved ones are...[Read More]

Top Australian destinations to visit for retirees

11 July

Now that you’ve retired from the workforce and have all the opportunities to do what you want, you’re ready to take the trip of a lifetime.   If you’re planning to take a tour across Australia, here’s a list of 5 top destinations to visit...[Read More]

Home lending slips but still well ahead over the year

10 July

New home lending remains far ahead of where it was a year ago despite a minor dip in May for property investors and owner-occupiers. Over the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics logged a 1.7 per cent fall in all new housing loans, to $28.8...[Read More]

Truckie shortage ‘crisis’ to hurt strained supply chain

10 July

Australian shoppers could soon face empty supermarket shelves as a shortage of truckies threatens the nation’s supply chains. About 26,000 more drivers are needed to fill gaps in the trucking industry as the sector faces shortfalls across all...[Read More]

‘Use every lever’ to limit social media damage on youth

10 July

Social media companies fail in their responsibility to protect children from online harm, says a safety advocate renewing calls for age verification. Mandatory and enforced measures such as age verification are a way to crack down on platforms over...[Read More]

Dingoes share pure genes with 3000-year-old ancestors

10 July

Dingoes may look like man’s best friend but genetics prove otherwise. New research shows dingoes have kept their rare genetic ancestry by not breeding with domestic dogs in the 3000 years since arriving in Australia. The Queensland University of...[Read More]

Intention to claim a tax deduction – Shape Advisory Newsletter – July 2024

2 July

Welcome to our July 2024 newsletter. This month we are looking into intentions to claim a tax deduction for super contributions. You may be able to claim a tax deduction on your 2024 financial year tax return for personal (after-tax) super...[Read More]

Hospital set for AI medical scans in ‘Australian first’

20 June

A Queensland public hospital is set to use artificial intelligence for medical scans, in what has been hailed as an Australian first. Queensland Premier Steven Miles backed the technology’s use in health care after Gold Coast University Hospital...[Read More]

SMS ID register to crack down on text-based scams

27 June

Scammers will have a harder time impersonating Australian businesses through text messages following a government crackdown. Laws introduced to federal parliament on Wednesday will set up an SMS sender ID register, which will aim to better protect...[Read More]

The most common financial mistakes to avoid

4 July

It’s easy to make mistakes with money, especially if you’re unaware of how dire the consequences of your actions could be. Here, we’ll look at some of the most common financial mistakes people commit that frequently result in severe financial...[Read More]

Staying off the grid longer in your caravan

4 July

One of the best things about Australia is that it offers avid caravanners plenty of opportunities to live off the grid and be one with nature. And with so many camping spots in the country, you might even be lucky enough to find an inexpensive or...[Read More]

Life insurance is an indispensable tool for protecting yourself, your family, and your business

27 June

Life insurance is an essential financial tool that provides a safety net for individuals, their families, and their businesses. It offers protection and peace of mind by ensuring financial stability in the face of unexpected circumstances. Whether...[Read More]

Time and Wealth: The Essential Connection

20 June

In our pursuit of wealth, we often find ourselves caught in the relentless cycle of earning, saving, and investing.  While accumulating wealth is undoubtedly a significant goal, it is essential to recognise that time, the finite resource we all...[Read More]