William Buck Australia
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
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Integrity and transparency are at the heart of the best Not for Profit organisations. These values re shared by our dedicated Not for Profit team, which helps entities to establish to improve performance and develop strategies for long-term growth.
Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
With the skills to help tech companies grow from startup to exit – we provide tailored tech company solutions, supported by access to a range of specialists across numerous service lines and industries.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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We work with individuals, businesses and community organisations with a particular focus on the mid-market. Drawing on our extensive experience, our advisors will challenge your thinking and re-frame problems to understand their root-cause.
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By Dr. Melissa Weinberg
If you’ve ever bought yourself a gift to help you cheer up, or lavished on a nice meal because you felt like you deserved it, you’ll be familiar with the relationship between money and happiness. But can money buy happiness? And how much does it cost?
The money vs happiness debate is well-established in psychological and economic circles, and the consensus is that money can buy happiness – for some people and in some circumstances. But contrary to popular (and perhaps, materialistic) beliefs, the relationship is not linear; that is, more money does not equal more happiness.
Rather, at a certain level, which in Australia has been revealed to be about $100,000 annual income, the relationship between money and happiness plateaus, such that there is little difference in happiness between those who earn $150,000 and $250,000. On the other hand, at lower levels of income, more money is associated with linear increases in happiness or life satisfaction, so that if you double the income of a person earning $30,000 per year, it will buy them 5 extra points of happiness.
The reasons for these findings have been debated in the literature, but quite simply, our happiness is made up of more than the things we can buy. A popular tool to measure wellbeing, the Personal Wellbeing Index, considers overall life satisfaction to have 7 contributing domains. Two of them specifically refer to income, but other essentials for happiness include feeling satisfied with your relationships, with what you’re achieving in life, and with feeling part of your community.
The real power of money, when it comes to your happiness, is in how you use it. Money is a flexible resource, which means that in times of need it can be deployed to alleviate stress. You can pay people to do tasks that you don’t like to do, meaning that you can spend your time engaging in activities that contribute more towards your wellbeing. Or, should a health condition compromise your psychological wellbeing, having enough money to pay the bills and keep food on the table means there’s fewer things to worry about.
The reason we think more money will make us happier, even at higher levels of income, is because we’re notoriously bad at predicting what will make us happy. We fail to foresee how quickly we adapt to new conditions, and we fail to understand the homeostatic forces that operate to keep our wellbeing at a stable ‘middle-ground’.
Do not despair, however, because a team of US researchers have provided some tips on how to maximise your spending for greater happiness. Buy experiences instead of things, they say, help others instead of yourself (as long as you’re earning over $100K/year, otherwise self-sacrifice will come at a cost), and buy many small pleasures instead of a few big ones.
So next time you feel like indulging, consider whether there is a better way that you could be spending your money. If the ultimate goal is to improve your happiness, the most effective way by far is to spend your time connecting with people you love. Essentially, when it comes down to it, the best things in life really are free.
Dr Melissa Weinberg is an accomplished lecturer, researcher, and public speaker with a wealth of experience in both the research and practical aspects of wellbeing and resilience, and sport and performance psychology.
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