Category Archives: 2 Past Newsletter Topics

MASTERCLASS Investment – What are “Share Market Indices/indexes”?

This month Masterclass Investment looks at what is a share market index (indices plural) – these are values or broad measure summaries of a group of shares, which may be over the whole market in Australia (ASX), or sectors (eg … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Peter over 50yo – Wanted to control his super

Peter ran his own business for many years and enjoyed the rush and buzz – like any business there were challenges and ups and downs. His children were grown up and married and supporting themselves – he chuckled as many … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Borrowing in SMSF – Careful with Apartments and Car Parks!

Last month we covered an overview of the Cans and Can’ts with Borrowing in an SMSF. CAUTION – However when it comes to apartments, be careful – get the facts BEFORE you commit! Several clients have found that when the … Continue reading

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NEWS – Super changes coming 1 July 2017! – In summary

The Budget, last year has had many reforms legalised, and many begin on 1 July 2017. Here is a summary of key changes. What are your Thoughts? Comment below! Want to learn more, know the options and what we need … Continue reading

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Pensions – 2017 the options from super

You can receive your super as a super income stream, super lump sum or a combination of both. The super withdrawal option that you choose may affect the amount of tax you pay. Here is information from the Australian Tax … Continue reading

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NEWS – Is Transition to Retirement still Viable?

Professional Planner’s writer Alexandra Cain writes about whether the Transition to Retirement strategy is still viable – You could almost feel the wave of disappointment go through the financial planning community after the May 2016 federal budget, when the Coalition … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Alex – Wanted to use SMSF to purchase property and take control

Alex is a keen property investor with many years’ experience and had also researched Self-Managed Super funds (SMSF) as a way to take control of his retirement savings and how to purchase property in super. He already had several investment … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Latest Changes to Pensions and Superannuation

The 2016 Australian Government Budget handed down in May issued the most changes to pensions and superannuation seen in years, as part of the broader reform agenda to improve the sustainability and equity of our super system. Some of the … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – Financial Health Part 1 – Key ways to analyse it

To understand company financial health helps investors (either those buying shares in listed and other companies, or business owners in their own companies) to be confident that the investment is worthwhile or going as expected, or improving or the reverse … Continue reading

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Pensions – Centrelink – New Asset Test Levels and taper rate that could reduce the pension received

If you receive or are about to receive an Australian Government pension, there are new asset test levels and taper rates from the start of next year 2017 you need to know about, which could reduce the pension received, as … Continue reading

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