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Keep informed with news and insights relevant to wealth management and financial planning.

Super changes that could affect you from 1 July 2022

The government has announced a number of changes to the super system could create opportunities for Australians of all ages. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know.

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Your super checklist for EOFY

The lead up to 30 June can be a good time to maximise tax benefits that may be available to you inside super.

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Roughly 500,000 Australians plan to retire in the next 5 years

According to the ABS, some half a million people intend to retire within 5 years.

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Constructing a retirement portfolio in a low return world

By mixing different types of investments and different asset classes, portfolios can be built in a way that maximises the return for any given level of risk.

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Do you value your assets more than yourself?

The value we place on something tends to be very individual, and is generally a product of many different factors ranging from cultural background and upbringing to personality type and even life stage.

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Economic Update

Investors continued to focus on rampant inflation and, in turn, potential changes in monetary policy settings.

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Granny flat arrangements within the context of the gifting rules

Retirees wanting to downsize their home may consider the option of living in a granny flat, or an extension to / spare room of a relative or friend’s home.

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How does your pension live on after you die?

Account-based pensions offer a flexible and tax-effective method of drawing a regular income stream from superannuation. But what happens to your tax-free account-based pension when you do die?

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Should you use property to fund your retirement?

Superannuation, shares, property, cash, other investments; a dizzying number of options are available when it comes to living comfortably through retirement.

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What is equity and how can I use it to invest?

Whether you’re looking to invest in property, renovate or pay off something big, borrowing against the equity in your home may be helpful, if you’re across the risks.

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5 minutes for 5 days – get your finances in order

Instead of making ambitious resolutions you don’t have the time or energy to keep, try our personal finance challenge.

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Reducing financial stress

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently released a report covering the impacts of COVID-19 on Australians during the first year of the pandemic.

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What you should know about creating your will and estate plan

If you want to protect your family and assets, it’s worth documenting what you’d like to happen if you can’t make your own decisions later in life or if you pass away.

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