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Pensions and Retirement – New Year Resolutions – 5 Easy Steps to Plan your Retirement

Studies show that most people spend more time planning the next holiday than ever spent on preparing for retirement – but it is not hard at all! Consider if you are a – Woman and want to retire at the … Continue reading

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NEWS – Recent ATO tax determination on LRBAs clarified related party loans but not more unusual assets

While the ATO has further clarified their position on LRBAs and related party loans through TD 2016/16, LRBAs with more unusual assets continue to face obstacles with adjusting their LRBAs to arm’s length terms, according to the SMSF Association. The … Continue reading

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Super Basics – Save our Super – Federal May Budget Super changes: unfair, unreasonable and undermine trust?

Jack Hammond, Melbourne QC, says the Federal May Budget Super changes are unfair, unreasonable and undermine trust in the Government. He has begun a campaign and petition – “Save our Super”. On his site he says – The proposed changes … Continue reading

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Pensions – Can I still work once I am past Pension Age?

The Australian Government can assist older Australians with many income support and services, and even if you get some form of Government support, you can still work once you are past pension age. To determine if you have reached pension … Continue reading

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Pensions – More on the Basics in Self-Managed Super

Pensions – More on the Basics We wrote about some basics in July HERE. There are other aspects to know – Certain payments cannot be used to boost a member’s pension Once a pension has begun to be paid to … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer spending could strain the future of Government Pensions as they take on Growing Debts

“Australia is headed for a retirement savings disaster, with increasing numbers of baby boomers resorting to the aged pension after spending their entire superannuation to pay off debt, a CPA Australia study has shown. In light of the new study … Continue reading

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More Retirees shift to SMSFs and starting pension payments

More retirees are shifting their life pension savings into self-managed superannuation funds, in a grab for control that will drive corporate and industry funds to switch strategies to stop members fleeing. Statistics released by the Australian Taxation Office showed that … Continue reading

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