Day: 16 February 2017

Why insurance is important – real benefits for you and your family

Insurance is all about protecting what you have now and what you need to have in the event of the unexpected. As you travel through life, the protection you need is likely to change. The key to selecting the right insurance is understanding your present needs and making sure you have both the right sort and level of cover.

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2017 assets test changes – what you need to know

Changes to the assets test have come into effect as of 1 January 2017 and could impact anyone who qualifies for the age pension. If you are currently 65 years of age or more, you must undergo an income test and an assets test in order to determine whether you are eligible to receive an age pension payment from the Federal Government.

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Negative gearing – smart strategy or risky business?

Property is always a hot topic of conversation whether it’s on the news media or at backyard barbeques, everyone seems to be talking property prices.  Fuelling the conversation is the news that property prices in Melbourne and Sydney reached new peaks last September. 

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