The big-spending overindulgence of the festive period can often leave people well and truly in the red. The financial ‘hangover’ associated with spending too much money on Christmas presents, family gatherings, and all the little bits in between may even linger beyond the first few weeks of the new year. Savings are down, credit cardread more
When it comes down to it, the morbid nature of estate planning can often lead to people burying their heads in the sand. It is far easier to simply avoid having to make decisions that surround your death, or the death of a loved one, rather than face up to it. However, the importance ofread more
The festive season is here! As the year draws to a close, the whole team at McKinley Plowman would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to working with you in 2020. What a year it’s been! From the MP+ foundation to regular seminars; the developmentread more
With the year drawing to a close, we can all reflect on what has been a relatively predictable year for the WA property market. The continuation of the downward trend in the market has seen Perth sit at the bottom of the cycle. A decrease overall in the median house price from February 2019 –read more
As 2019 draws to a close (we can't believe it either!), we've collated one last selection of articles to get you thinking about how you'll improve your business in 2020. First up is the tax team, who explore a recent case regarding logbooks, and what can happen if you don't comply fully with legislation. Hint -read more
Being your own boss, making a living doing something you love, creating opportunities for other people. No matter why you might be looking to start your own business, it’s important that those aspirations are given the best chance of being fulfilled by starting off on the right foot. The often boring, but very necessary, processread more
Travelling for work often means tax deductions – great news at tax time, especially if you aren’t keen to line the tax man’s pockets with any more money than absolutely necessary. But what happens when you get it wrong? Intentionally or otherwise, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is becoming increasingly vigilant when it comes toread more
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. As quotes go, it’s one that applies pretty well across a range of situations we face in life and in operating a business, not the least of which when looking at business acquisitions as part of existing business growth plans. With all of the different factorsread more
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