Here we go again. Superannuation could be about to undergo more change with the federal opposition announcing it will end cash refunds of franking credits on share dividends if it wins the next election. The change would have a significant impact on people paying little or no tax, especially self-funded retirees in pension phase. Seniors […]
Even those of us who have been paragons of responsibility for 51 weeks of the year can be tempted to take a budgeting holiday when Christmas and the summer vacation roll around. Unlike overindulging at the Christmas lunch, this has more than short-term consequences. Last December, Australians spent $25.6 billion in retail stores. A survey […]
Charles Dickens first penned a similar decree in his novel, David Copperfield, (only he explained it in pounds and shillings). But it’s as true today as it was in the nineteenth century. To get ahead we need to spend less than we earn. The first step is to know where your money goes – how […]
In many ways, applying for a loan has never been easier. Interest rates are comparatively low and competition among lenders for new business is intense. So it can come as a shock when a loan application is turned down. The reason is often a bad personal credit score, but few people understand what that is, […]
As the weather cools and we start to reach for our umbrellas, the focus on the local economic front is the May 9 Federal Budget. The March quarter CPI, our main measure of inflation, rose 0.5 per cent. This took the annual rate of inflation to 2.1 per cent, the first time it’s been within […]
The clock is ticking for investors who want to take advantage of the more generous tax concessions available in super this financial year. As of July 1, new rules come into effect that will reduce contribution limits. Until then, individuals under 65 can make a non-concessional (after-tax) contribution of up to $540,000 under the bring-forward […]
Five ways to stay out of the red now – to get you into the black in the future. According to the latest ABS figures, more than 70% of Aussie families are carrying some debt – with 26% of this group holding debts worth three or more times their annual disposable income. If debt is […]
Retirement planning just became more complex after the government gave superannuation a surprisingly extensive shake-up in the May budget. Some of the proposed changes won’t come into force until 2017, but others may require immediate attention. If you are planning to put after-tax money into super before June 30 you now need to work out […]
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