Archive: 'Nov 2015' :

Estate planning: not just for the wealthy

Most people don’t like to think about estate planning. In fact according to studies, almost half of all Australians don’t have a legal will. Yet if you have some assets; such as your home or some nice furniture or collectibles you still need an estate plan, especially if any minor children are involved. Contrary to […]

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Would downsizing be worthwhile for you?

It seems to make logical sense. You retire, sell the now cavernous family home, buy a cosier place and use the cost difference to boost your retirement income – win-win right? The answer is – “it depends.” Downsizing can be an excellent strategy to supplement your income and simplify your lifestyle, but it’s not right […]

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Wind down your working days sooner

3 things to know about transition to retirement pensions. Super isn’t just an ideal investment to help you save for retirement. Superannuation savings can also hold the key to when you decide to hang up your work boots and how you manage that transition out of the workforce. It’s all thanks to a type of […]

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MARKET UPDATE

  MARKET AND ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Australia – The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the official cash rate on hold at 2% at its meeting on 6 October 2015 and again on 3 November 2015 – where it has remained since May this year. – In announcing the November policy decision the RBA delivered a […]

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