For anyone, buying a first home is a big deal. After months or years of frugal saving, planning, house searching and anxiety-ridden auctions, not much can rival the feeling of finally collecting the keys to your very own place. And...
After initiating the far-reaching Royal Commission into Aged-Care Quality and Safety, the Morrison Government is taking further steps to safeguard our parents’ generation. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Attorney-General Christian Porter will introduce a uniform national register of powers...
When it comes to planning for retirement, there are so many questions. How much will I need annually? How do I budget? How can I get the most out of my superannuation? Most of these questions, with a little thought...
If you’ve been digesting any form of media of late chances are you’ve been hearing a lot about changes to deeming rates. But what do they really mean and should we be worried? Firstly, unless you’re retired and already drawing a...
Thanks to Australia’s compulsory superannuation scheme, most of us are making regular superannuation contributions. But there’s more to superannuation than sitting back while your employer makes the compulsory 9.5 per cent contribution each pay period. Superannuation is one of the best...
If you’re in your fifties, chances are you’re starting to think about retirement – and there’s plenty to look forward to. With all that extra time on your hands you’ll be able to read and travel more, spend more time...
Whether you are close to retiring or you have years ahead of you, investing in property could be a way to replace or at least supplement your other retirement income. Some retirees have already set themselves up with a portfolio...
We hear a lot about Millennials struggling to save for a home deposit while gorging on avocados. But the 50-plus don't have it so easy either. So, before you rush out and buy a second property or investment pad, there are...
Every year, around this time, thousands of Australians ask themselves the same question: is this the year to finally make a sea-change? With memories of those long, lazy, fun-filled hours on holiday fading fast as they brave the commuter crush,...
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees and retirees about the risks of some emerging retirement planning arrangements. The first scheme that has come to the ATO's attention involves SMSFs acting as unit holders in...