Monthly Archives: September 2017

Are you ready for retirement? Where to start.

One of the key challenges for people approaching retirement is adequately preparing for it. The other big challenge is gaining greater confidence in how their finances might look once retired.

Getting the right advice helps enormously with this, and likewise beginning the planning process earlier rather than later will reap rewards.

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An update on what older Australians are spending their money on

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, goods and services spending grew by 21 per cent in 2015-16 over the 2009-10 figure for households with a reference person between 55-64. In the same period, households headed by someone over 65 years of age saw a spending increase of 22 per cent.

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Sharing financial wisdom between the generations

Money know-how can come from anyone, young or old. When it comes to financial wisdom, author and speaker Kylie Travers has taken her lead from the previous generation.

Get serious about saving

You can’t avoid it. To get on top of your finances you need to save and to save means you have to have financial discipline.

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Financial Market Update: A review of August’s performance

The Australian market had a fair month in August. Mark takes us through the performance across the board to prepare us for what’s to come.

Stockmarkets

The Australian market had a fair month in August, with the ASX 200 Accumulation Index posting a 0.71% return for the month,

Limited opportunity to avoid 'transfer balance cap' problems

Limited opportunity to avoid ‘transfer balance cap’ problems

As you know, the superannuation reform announced in the 2016 Federal Budget has been largely implemented. We have busy working with our clients to address all their concerns and working with them to ensure that no rock is left unturned when it comes to their personal circumstance. In regards to the $1.6 million transfer balance cap,