Comfort with Money

by Rodney Gibson Financial Advisor

I am a sole practitioner with 40 years experience in finance, taxation, law, business and accounting. I am currently associated with SALA Financial Services. I provide the following:

  • Estate Planning, including wills and powers of attorney (EPOAs)

  • Estate Management

  • Taxation advice

  • Investment advice, including superannuation

  • Business structure advice


My aim is to assist you to live within your means and achieve all your financial goals.

Our Recent Posts



Negative Gearing

Back in the “good old days” we had no capital gains tax in Australia and it occasionally made some sense to add to your cost for a property to engage in negative gearing. In its simplest form this kind of “gearing”(aka “borrowing”) meant paying out more in tax deductible interest and other expenses associated with a rental property you had bought in the expectation (?hope) that at some time in the future you would sell the property at a handsome tax free capital gain. Capital gains tax added a new dimension to this financial manoeuvre but I despair of anyone whose sole aim in negative gearing is to get a tax deduction. I once used the term “positive gearing” in an article I wrote and more th

Here for the long haul - a bit about me.

Hot topics come and go in the press and social media and one topic that is copping a bit of air time at present is the way in which “ageism” is treated by employers, government, families, young people and “the aged”, whoever they are or choose to be. I started paid work at the age of 14 – that was 68 years ago. That was an age at which, I think, you were allowed to leave school for“real” work, 40 odd hours a week. In my case I did stay at school and then went to University and started full time work after I obtained the first of my three degrees. The last of these I got at the age of 48. A couple of years ago my two much younger co-owners and co-directors of the company that I had establishe