Category Archives: Retirement Planning

CASE STUDY – David & Kate – Help with Administration

David and Kate already had set up their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF). Over time though, the administration tasks and collecting documents together for the preparation of year-end accounts was not what they found easy to achieve – which is similar … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Raise the superannuation guarantee above 9.5% for adequate retirement nest egg – research finding

Do we need to raise the superannuation guarantee above 9.5% to provide an adequate nest egg? Will we have enough to retire comfortably, based on the current super saving system, where employers put aside 9.5% of your wages into a … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – New Means-Test Rules for Lifetime Income Streams

From 1 July 2019, new means test rules for lifetime income streams came into effect. The Department of Human Services explains more – The new rules change the way we assess lifetime income streams (LIS) purchased from 1 July 2019. … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Carmen & Bob – Build to property investment through super

Carmen and Bob wanted to invest in property, and with a trusted advisor they explored the idea of property investment through Super. (There are 5 easy steps to planning anything – start where you are at, decide what lifestyle you … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Pension Loans Scheme has changed 1 July 2019

As of 1 July 2019, the human services websites says you can apply for the Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) even if: You’re getting the maximum rate of pension; You have a payment rate of $0 under both the income and … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – EOFY – End of Financial Year – Personal Checklist!!

Time is running out – as the End of Financial Year (EOFY) approaches, it’s time to use a checklist to have a review and ensure all is in order and all ACTIONs taken by 30 June deadline, as well as … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Earn more before aged pension is affected – Work bonus increase from 1 Jul 2019

The Government has announced a Work Bonus increase from 1 July 2019 – which means you can earn more before your aged pension is affected – great news! The Work Bonus is increasing. Centrelink will also apply it to self-employment … Continue reading

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