16 June 2022

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How to Manage Rising Interest Rates

How to Manage Rising Interest Rates

How to manage rising interest rates Rising interest rates are almost always portrayed as bad news, by the media and by politicians of all persuasions. But a rise in rates cuts both ways.  Higher interest rates are a worry for people with home loans and borrowers generally. But they are good news for older Australians who depend on income from bank deposits and young people trying to save for a deposit on their first home. Rising interest rates are also a sign of a growing economy, whi...

19 May 2022

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The Road Ahead For Shares

The Road Ahead For Shares

The Road Ahead for Shares Trying to time investment markets is difficult if not impossible at the best of times, let alone now. The war in Ukraine, rising inflation and interest rates and an upcoming federal election have all added to market uncertainty and volatility. At times like these investors may be tempted to retreat to the ‘’safety” of cash, but that can be costly. Not only is it difficult to time your exit, but you are also likely to miss out on any upswing that f...

30 March 2022

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Pre-Election Federal Budget 2022/23

Pre-Election Federal Budget 2022/23

Pre-Election Australian Federal Budget 2022-23 The Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has handed down Australia’s pre-election Federal Budget for 2022-23, his 4th Budget.  The Budget pushes cash hand-outs into the wallets of Australians through temporary measures such as one-off payments and petrol excise cuts. With many measures tailing off in July-September 2022, it is clearly geared as an Election Budget, with the nation waiting for the Election date to be called.  Here is our br...

22 February 2022

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SMSFs on the Defensive: Is it time to revisit your strategy?

SMSFs on the Defensive: Is it time to revisit your strategy?

SMSFs on the defensive: Is it time to revisit your strategy? Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have had a challenging year, with COVID-19 linked market uncertainty affecting income and returns. But SMSF trustees haven’t been sitting on their hands. One of the main reasons people give for wanting to establish an SMSF is to have greater control of their investments and taking control of a difficult situation is exactly what they’ve been doing.   Changes to asset allocation ...

26 October 2021

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Your SMSF - Wind it up or pass it on?

Your SMSF - Wind it up or pass it on?

Your SMSF - Wind it up or pass it on? Now that new legislation allows a maximum of six members in an SMSF, some fund trustees may be wondering if this could be an easy way to ensure a smooth transfer of their super to the next generation. The simple answer is yes, but before you start adding your children and their spouses to your fund, it’s essential to develop a detailed SMSF succession plan to head off any potential problems.
  Why make a SMSF succession plan? Most...
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