In our last article in May, we emphasized the need to get your super contributions in order before June 30. We discussed the ‘carry forward’ rules for non-concessional contributions. The feedback was excellent, so this week we want to talk about the ‘catch-up’ rules for concessional contributions.
June 30 is Just Around the Corner
Now that the election is (finally) behind us, it is time to remember that the end of the financial year is just around the corner. June 30 is a bit less than five weeks away. So, now is the time to make sure your super contributions are up to date.
This is another happy story, this time of Mario and his TPD claim. It is the kind of story we love as financial planners.
This is the happy story of Annabella and her TPD claim. It is the kind of story we love as financial planners.
Risk and How to Manage It
If you keep an ear out on the investment world, you will hear a lot said about risk. But many people do not really understand risk, so this week, as something of an antidote to the politics dominating the airwaves, we thought we would spend some time talking about it.
What’s the Drum on Capital Gains and Residential Property?
Did you know that there is a kind of tax that is great to pay? It’s called a capital gains tax and it’s great for one simple reason: you only pay it when you make a capital gain! A capital gain means you sold an asset for more than you bought it for. That is always better than the alternative, which is selling an asset for less than you paid yourself.
Australians like to move home. Especially young Australians. According to the 2016 census data, young Australians aged 18-24 moved home at almost three times the rate of older people aged 55-64. But can people move home a lot and still buy a home as well?
Some Assorted Budget Tidbits
In our newsletter last week, we discussed the larger talking points from the Federal Budget. This week, we thought we take a look at some of the smaller changes to superannuation that will be of interest to many of our clients.
Bad News Can Be Good for the Economy
A driver has two routes to head home after work. Somehow, we know that if the driver takes Route A, he will be in a minor bingle in which two cars are damaged. If the driver takes route B, he will get home safe and sound. You are the Australian Treasurer. Which route do you want the driver to take?