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Whether for yourself or a loved one, making the decision to enter residential aged care is a significant step in life. The residential aged care system can be complex to navigate, and doing so without proper advice and planning makes it all the more difficult. In part one of this Aged Care Financial Advice series,read more
In case you missed it – following several months of welcomed interest rate stability, the Reserve Bank (RBA) opted to increase the cash rate by a further 25 basis points in early November. Their campaign to rein in inflation continues, and this latest increase marks the 13th such upwards move in 18 months – comingread more
Is your super balance over, or approaching, $3 million? In October 2023, the Australian Government introduced draft Div 296 legislation aimed at reducing tax concessions for individuals whose total superannuation balance (TSB) exceeds $3 million. The policy consideration of this measure is to achieve a more equitable Australian Superannuation System, and this new measure isread more
Are you one of the record number of Australians with Airbnb, Uber, or other sharing economy income? The ATO’s recent tax crackdown on the “side hustle” has seen data-matching ramped up to ensure compliance, with inflated deductions and omitted income firmly in their sights. With this increased level of scrutiny, how can you stay outread more
If you’re getting older and your care needs are changing, it can be a stressful time for family and friends to help us access the support we need. On the other hand, you might be helping a parent or other elderly relative navigate the process of entering residential aged care and don’t know how toread more
In the first two parts of this series, we touched on the fact that the scope of a financial adviser's role has evolved beyond simply managing investments, now taking on a more holistic, comprehensive approach to serve the complex needs of clients. This evolution includes offering guidance on emotional financial decisions, like planning for Agedread more
In light of recent distressing events in the Middle East, Australia, although geographically distant, braces for the inevitable economic impact, particularly a potential surge in energy prices. This global unrest emerges during a time when we had otherwise anticipated stability, particularly regarding interest rates, with speculation of potential rate cuts in 2024. However, the prevailingread more
In today's volatile markets, advisers play a crucial role in helping clients navigate not only the technical aspects of finance but also the emotional rollercoaster of investing, filling the role of a "money mentor". Unexpected events, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine crisis, the US banking debacle, and surging interest rates, have repeatedlyread more
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