In our Budget analysis we summarise the key features announced last night. As in every other year, the Budget will have a positive or a negative impact on different individuals or households in Australia.
Australia has a great superannuation system. In fact it is arguably the best in the world. Unfortunately many Australians do not know how good it is, so this article is going to highlight some of the benefits. The very first thing to understand is that superannuation is not an investment. It is much more appropriate…
Goldman Sachs has produced, for the Australian market, a very interesting table which compares the performance of the main asset classes. As can be predicted, every year produces a different result for which asset class out-performaed the others. For example, in 1995, ’97, ’98 and ’99 International Shares were the best performer, but in 1996, 2000, ’01, ’02,…
On November 24th 2012, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship introduced the “Significant Investor Visa“ (subclass 188 & 888). This is great news for wealthy individuals around the world who would like to move to Australia.
As we start to enter 2013, why not make a New Year’s resolution which will truly be of financial benefit to you and your family. Start monitoring your expenses with a Budget Planner.
If you are aged 60 years or more, a resident of Western Australia and not in full time employment (work, on average, less than 25 hours per week) then you could be eligible for the WA Seniors Card.
Identity theft is a fraud where someone pretends to be someone else and either steals money or gains some other benefit. It can have disastrous consequences but there are some simple steps which will lower the risk of you becoming a victim.
Last minute things to consider prior to 30 June 2011. Also included are some things to consider for the 2011/12 financial year. 2011 EOFY Planning
The attached discusses some of the key areas of the Federal Budget that relate to financial planning; namely superannuation, taxation and social security. 2011-12 Budget Summary
As a Financial Planner there is one thing I consider to be the most important starting point for anyone wishing to plan for their future. It sounds exciting, but I’m afraid it’s not. It’s actually pretty boring, and tedious; which is perhaps why so few people actually do it… budgeting. Something most people would prefer…