Newsletter - February 2024

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024! This year, we're all about helping you boost your financial literacy and feel more confident managing your business finances.

Starting with our new official partnership with Rebekah Lambert and the Freelance Jungle! (More on that below 👇)

We've also got heaps of great content for you, including:

  • A sneak peek at our next huge feature release

  • 2 small changes you can make NOW to give you more financial confidence in 2024

  • What you need to know about tax in 2024 – including new changes from the ATO and how to combat inflation

  • How digital record keeping can improve your business and business finances with Creative Plus Business

  • The Content Byte Summit 2.0

  • Some of the best freelancing posts, articles, and podcasts from the last couple of months


— The Rounded Team

👀 Feature sneak peek: Superannuation

Exciting news! Our long-awaited Superannuation feature is nearly here 🙌

The main nav “Expenses” will now be “Deductions”, which will house “Super contributions”.

Track your voluntary superannuation contributions in Rounded

How it works:

  • The super contributions page will show a list of contributions, similar to expenses.

  • New contributions can be added manually, or via the bank feed.

  • Super contributions marked as “Tax deductible” will be shown on the tax summary on the dashboard and reduce your taxable income for the selected financial year.

See how your tax deductible contributions can reduce your taxable income!

💰 A year of radical financial transparency with Rebekah Lambert

Rebekah Lambert is lifting the lid on her financial challenges

If you’ve been with us for a while, you probably know the fantastic Bek Lambert – freelance marketing specialist and founder of the Freelance Jungle.⁠

We’re happy to announce we’re officially partnering to shine a light on common financial mistakes freelancers make – and how you can learn to confidently manage the money side of your business. Bek is bravely pulling back the curtains on her freelance business, going on a journey to solve her finance-related problems and improve her relationship with money.⁠

And she’s invited our co-founder Olly and Holly from Oceans Accounting & Advisory along for the ride!⁠

From now until the end of the financial year, follow along as we help conduct this radical, real-time experiment 🔬

We'll be sharing Bek's updates here each month, as well as advice and events!

📍 Tip of the Month with Lauren Thiel, the Accountant for Creatives

Here are two small changes you can make NOW to give you more financial confidence in 2024:

  1. Review and set your budget for the year.

  2. Make a weekly or monthly 'money date', where you review the money stuff, set intentions for the month ahead, take photos of receipts, and reconcile your books.

You'll thank yourself come tax time!

Check out more advice from Lauren here

▶️ How digital record keeping can improve your business and business finances

Learn how to leverage digital record keeping to stay on top of your business admin.

Our co-founder Olly will take you through the best ways to invoice, track expenses, and prepare for tax time. Plus Rounded hacks to make your process even easier.

Check out our on-demand webinar now 👇

📢 Content Byte Summit 2024

The Content Byte Summit is back in 2024

We're proud to be sponsoring The Content Byte Summit for another year 🙌

This is an unmissable event for freelance writers, journalists, editors, content creators – anyone who works with words.

What to expect:

  • The brightest minds across journalism, content and copywriting in one room

  • Expect incredible, info-packed presentations and panel discussions, designed to leave you scribbling a heap of notes

  • Breaks and nightly get-togethers where you can chat with speakers, panellists and friendly fellow Summiters – and build relationships that’ll lead to support, referrals and opportunities for years to come

Tickets are already selling fast, so make sure you grab one before they're gone!

🧠 More helpful resources

▶️ Jumpstart 2024 with Rounded Masterclasses

Ready to make the most of your business this year?

We'll show you how you can spend less time on financial admin and get your invoicing, expense tracking, and taxes done faster.

Even if you aren't a Rounded user, you can come along and see what we're all about.

We have sessions each week, so choose one that works for you👇

Our monthly newsletter goes out to 9,000+ freelancers and sole traders across Australia. Apply to be our next Featured Customer here.

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