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Bonds, inflation and your investments

The recent sharp rise in bond rates may not be a big topic of conversation around the Sunday barbecue, but it has set pulses racing on financial markets amid talk of inflation and what that might mean for investors.…

There’s more than one way to boost your retirement income

After spending their working life building retirement savings, many retirees are often reluctant to eat into their “nest egg” too quickly. This is understandable, given that we are living longer than previous generations and may need to pay for…

Start Doing More With Your Debt!

There is a massive difference between good debt and bad debt. Good debt is typically tax deductible debt that is used to acquire an asset that will appreciate in value (in a dollar sense) along with providing you with…

Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrificing is a pre-tax contribution from your income to your super account, so you will have more money to enjoy in retirement. Your chosen amount will be provided to you before you are paid, reducing your taxable income…

Parental Leave and Superannuation

Those who are blessed to welcome a new life into their family, through birth or adoption, often look forward to being able to take time off work to bond and enjoy the early days with their little one. Government…

Estate Planning – More Than A Will

Estate Planning is much more than having a will – it’s about planning for what happens to your assets and affairs after you die, as well as who takes charge of your affairs in the event you lose capacity.…

SMSF & Requirements with Property

  When considering a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund as a vehicle for investments there are many factors to consider including rules and regulations that must be adhered to. One of the popular options for investments is investing into property. ASIC…

Key Person Insurance

Income Protection is an essential policy for insuring a persons income if they are unable to work. However, if you have an employee essential to the running of a business, what happens to the business is they aren’t able…

Super or retail insurance cover?

Understanding group insurance: Through super, you are given the option of undertaking a ‘group’ insurance policy. This is underwritten at time of claim, meaning it is not tailored to you, does not take your personal circumstances into account, and…