Tag Archives: Retirement

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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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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Pensions – Budget April 2019 – Raising the age for the Work Test to apply – and other changes at a glance

Changes to the age for the Work Test was one of the superannuation announcements made by the Government ahead of the release of the 2019 Budget. The Government proposes that, from 1 July 2020, people aged 65 or 66 will … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Paul & Paula – Supporting Elderly Mother and Preparing for Retirement

Paul and Paula had her elderly mother living with them so they could provide the best care they could. He also had his consultancy, and Paula worked part-time around her mother. They knew they needed to plan quickly for retirement … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – 5 more things to know about Superannuation in Australia

Here are five more basics about the Australian Super system. (For the first 5 Basics 1-5 see last month HERE) 6. Investment Choices – While the big major super funds allow you to choose the level of risk that you want … Continue reading

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