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Economic Update - November 2017

Economic Update - November 2017

Market and Economic Overview for November 2017.

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Understanding how SMSF contributions work

Understanding how SMSF contributions work

Contributions can play an essential role in a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). Your SMSF contributions can be made in two ways – either by cash or an asset (known in the trade as ‘in specie’ contribution).

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6 tips for retiring earlier

6 tips for retiring earlier

Are you dreaming about an earlier retirement, but unsure how to go about it? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 40 per cent of Aussie men and 35 per cent of Aussie women are planning to work past age 70 because they are worried about their ‘financial security’ in retirement.

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Boost your retirement income with salary sacrifice

Boost your retirement income with salary sacrifice

By contributing into your super, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay while adding to your future retirement income.

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The power of investing in yourself

The power of investing in yourself

What do you really want out of life? Investing in yourself is an important way to prepare for achieving your personal goals. Here are 5 ways to make sure you’re ready to meet the future as your very best self.

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Investment bonds – an alternative to super

Investment bonds – an alternative to super

A number of changes came into effect on 1 July 2017 that limit the amount of money those saving for retirement can put into super. This includes new limits on concessional (or before tax) and non-concessional (or after tax) contributions.

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Who’ll inherit your family heirlooms, if not your kids?

Who’ll inherit your family heirlooms, if not your kids?

If you’re a baby boomer, you may be considering passing down some of your treasured possessions to your children or grandchildren—especially if downsizing your home is on the horizon.  If you’ve already made the assumption that they’ll be willing recipients, you could be in for a surprise.

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Funding retirement income in a low interest rate environment

Funding retirement income in a low interest rate environment

While a traditional bank deposit is generally regarded as one of the safest forms of investment, it also currently offers amongst the lowest returns. For those relying on bank deposits to fund their retirement income, the current record low interest rate environment offers little reward.

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