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COVID HARDSHIP FUND

COVID HARDSHIP FUND

The Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will assist eligible small and medium businesses: whose operations have been severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place between 27 May 2021 and August 2021 that have experienced at...

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PROS & CONS OF PROPERTY INVESTMENT

PROS & CONS OF PROPERTY INVESTMENT

Before you begin investing into property, it is important to understand the pros and cons, as there is a lot more to property investment than initially meets the eye. Recognising the pros and cons will equip you with the knowledge to make the right decision about an...

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ADDRESSING THE SUPER GENDER GAP

ADDRESSING THE SUPER GENDER GAP

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017-18 the median superannuation balance for women aged 55-64 was $119,000 compared to a median balance of $183,000 for men of the same age. There is a gender gap in superannuation that the government is aware of....

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HOW YOU CAN STAY UPDATED WITH THE INVESTMENT MARKET

HOW YOU CAN STAY UPDATED WITH THE INVESTMENT MARKET

Investing isn’t just about whether you have enough money, it’s also about researching the market to find the opportunities right for you. However, due to the availability of information, it is difficult to know where to begin your research. Researching the following...

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CORPORATE vs INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE

CORPORATE vs INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE

If you have a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (‘SMSF’), the Fund is considered to be a trust and must therefore have a trustee. There are two options as to who the trustee can be. Barring a few exceptions, it can be the members individually or alternatively can be a...

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WHO IS LEFT TO LEND TO SMSFS?

WHO IS LEFT TO LEND TO SMSFS?

Borrowing to buy a property in your Self-Managed Super Fund is a relatively new and exciting wealth creation strategy.  Though it is not suited for everyone, those that are suited to it should seriously consider the option. When the law first changed to allow SMSFs to...

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DOWNSIZER CONTRIBUTIONS INTO YOUR SMSF

DOWNSIZER CONTRIBUTIONS INTO YOUR SMSF

As of 1 July 2018, people aged 65 years or older are able to make downsizer contributions into their superannuation fund of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their main residence, as long as certain eligibility requirements are met. In the recently announced...

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COSTS OF INVESTING IN PROPERTY

COSTS OF INVESTING IN PROPERTY

There are many fees associated with investing in property that impact overall cost and profit. Costs to buy and sell Buying and selling property involves multiple fees and costs: Stamp duty Conveyancing fees Legal costs Search fees Pest and building reports Should you...

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WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIFE INSURANCE

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIFE INSURANCE

How do you decide what amount of life insurance is the ‘right’ amount, especially when there are so many unknowns? Life insurance should ideally help cover your funeral expenses, pay off mortgages and assist with managing day-to-day expenses: Debt Various types of...

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SUPER GUARANTEE RATE RISE

SUPER GUARANTEE RATE RISE

An increase to the superannuation guarantee (SG) is set to go ahead from 1 July which will see the base rate rise from 9.5 per cent to 10 per cent, followed by incremental half percentage point increases each year to 12 per cent on 1 July 2025. Employers should check...

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COVID HARDSHIP FUND

COVID HARDSHIP FUND

The Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will assist eligible small and medium businesses: whose operations have been severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place between 27 May 2021 and August 2021 that have experienced at...

read more
PROS & CONS OF PROPERTY INVESTMENT

PROS & CONS OF PROPERTY INVESTMENT

Before you begin investing into property, it is important to understand the pros and cons, as there is a lot more to property investment than initially meets the eye. Recognising the pros and cons will equip you with the knowledge to make the right decision about an...

read more
ADDRESSING THE SUPER GENDER GAP

ADDRESSING THE SUPER GENDER GAP

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017-18 the median superannuation balance for women aged 55-64 was $119,000 compared to a median balance of $183,000 for men of the same age. There is a gender gap in superannuation that the government is aware of....

read more
HOW YOU CAN STAY UPDATED WITH THE INVESTMENT MARKET

HOW YOU CAN STAY UPDATED WITH THE INVESTMENT MARKET

Investing isn’t just about whether you have enough money, it’s also about researching the market to find the opportunities right for you. However, due to the availability of information, it is difficult to know where to begin your research. Researching the following...

read more
CORPORATE vs INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE

CORPORATE vs INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEE

If you have a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (‘SMSF’), the Fund is considered to be a trust and must therefore have a trustee. There are two options as to who the trustee can be. Barring a few exceptions, it can be the members individually or alternatively can be a...

read more
WHO IS LEFT TO LEND TO SMSFS?

WHO IS LEFT TO LEND TO SMSFS?

Borrowing to buy a property in your Self-Managed Super Fund is a relatively new and exciting wealth creation strategy.  Though it is not suited for everyone, those that are suited to it should seriously consider the option. When the law first changed to allow SMSFs to...

read more
DOWNSIZER CONTRIBUTIONS INTO YOUR SMSF

DOWNSIZER CONTRIBUTIONS INTO YOUR SMSF

As of 1 July 2018, people aged 65 years or older are able to make downsizer contributions into their superannuation fund of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their main residence, as long as certain eligibility requirements are met. In the recently announced...

read more
COSTS OF INVESTING IN PROPERTY

COSTS OF INVESTING IN PROPERTY

There are many fees associated with investing in property that impact overall cost and profit. Costs to buy and sell Buying and selling property involves multiple fees and costs: Stamp duty Conveyancing fees Legal costs Search fees Pest and building reports Should you...

read more
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIFE INSURANCE

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF LIFE INSURANCE

How do you decide what amount of life insurance is the ‘right’ amount, especially when there are so many unknowns? Life insurance should ideally help cover your funeral expenses, pay off mortgages and assist with managing day-to-day expenses: Debt Various types of...

read more
SUPER GUARANTEE RATE RISE

SUPER GUARANTEE RATE RISE

An increase to the superannuation guarantee (SG) is set to go ahead from 1 July which will see the base rate rise from 9.5 per cent to 10 per cent, followed by incremental half percentage point increases each year to 12 per cent on 1 July 2025. Employers should check...

read more

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