January 14, 2016

Market view

AustraliaThe RBA left the official cash rate on hold at 2 per cent at its meeting on 1 September 2015 and again on 6 October 2015 […]
January 14, 2016

An SMSF trustee decision for the long, long haul

It is a decision that could have financial and personal implications for as long as the SMSF remains in existence including when a member leaves the […]
January 14, 2016

Why franking credits are important for retirees

What is a franking credit? When an Australian-listed company posts a profit, it is standard practice to redistribute those profits to its shareholders in the form […]
January 14, 2016

Changes to the age pension rules – will you be affected?

Increase in the assets test threshold The assets test threshold is the amount of assets pensioners can hold before their pension starts to reduce under the […]
January 14, 2016

Make sure your estate ends up in the right hands

None of us like to contemplate our own mortality but unfortunately the adage about death and taxes being life’s two certainties is absolutely spot on and […]
September 14, 2015

Why China’s Property Market Matters

Background to China’s property bubble In 2007, China was constructing around 1.5 billion square metres of gross residential floor space per year (or approximately 15 million […]
September 14, 2015

Trauma fills the gaps

Heart disease and stroke continue to be the two most common causes of death5 in Australia for people over the age of 45 and accounted for over […]
September 14, 2015

Insurance through super – with choice comes complexity

Recent changes to superannuation legislation present exciting opportunities when it comes to ways of funding life insurance. With choice, however, comes complexity and the challenge is […]
September 14, 2015

Protect Your Earnings and Reap the Tax Benefits

Being unable to work due to sickness or injury is a very real and frightening circumstance. Six in ten Australians will be disabled for more than […]
September 14, 2015

Is an SMSF right for you?

The Advantages SMSFs can offer a number of features and benefits generally not available with other super options. More investment control You can establish your own […]