The Federal Budget 2017 – a first glance

Federal Budget 2017 - A First Glance

Over the past week or so, many of you will have heard what was expected to be in the Budget. So lets look at it… The Government forecasts That the ecomony will grow by 3% in the FY to June 2018; Unemployment will remain below 6% due to infrastructure projects; Wages will grow but no […]

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Getting Money Into Superannuation

Getting Money Into Superannuation

We all know that the only way to have money in retirement is to save now. By saving, I mean that we need to make contributions to our superannuation. There are several kinds of contributions that can be made. Non-Concessional contributions are contributions made from after-tax money where no tax refund has been claimed. You […]

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Looking At Superannuation…

Looking at Superannuation

When superannuation was reformed by Paul Keating back in 1992 it seemed quite simple; employers made compulsory contributions to super which could be augmented by further contributions. If a person had insufficient funds in their super, they would be means-tested and could probably receive a government funded age pension. Nowadays, the subject is complex and […]

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August/September 2016 Reporting Season Commentary

August/September 2016 Reporting Season Commentary One of the major effects in this reporting season has been the Central bank activity over the years through QE and its effect upon interest rates. Low-interest rates are one of the reasons for investors to buy equities but, rates have also affected how companies are performing. Banks and AREITS […]

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Brexit and its Implications

The Brexit referendum was important for the long-term functioning of the United Kingdom. The Parliament could not arbitrarily decide whether to stay or leave. The voting public did their duty in the democracy that exists. The majority decided to leave the European Union. Sunday’s march was a waste of time and effort. There cannot be […]

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