July 2018

Australian sharemarket still on the rise

Find out why we expect the Australian sharemarket to continue to provide healthy returns for investors in the medium to long term.
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Housing crash unlikely, based on debt levels

Predictions abound that Australian house prices will collapse, causing a banking crisis and economy-wide recession. Of course, forecasts of an impending calamity in Australian housing are nothing new...
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The top 10 estate planning mistakes

People often think they have a very clear idea of what they want to achieve with their estate plan and they usually think it will be straight-forward.  But that's not always the case.  Consider these examples of mistakes which can be unintentionally costly for beneficiaries.
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Aged 65+ and downsizing?  New rule could save you tax.

From 1 July 2018, people aged 65 and over will be able to sell their main residence and then make a ‘downsizer’ contribution into superannuation of up to $300,000 (each) from the sale proceeds of their main residence.
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Why insuring your ability to earn an income can be a prudent strategy

Not many people risk being uninsured when it comes to their car or home. But many choose to not insure their most valuable asset – that is, their ability to earn an income.  This is despite the fact that most people will earn a fortune between now and when they retire.
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What are the maximum contributions to superannuation you can make this financial year?

Here’s everything you need to know about the contribution caps for 2018/19 so you aren’t penalised for breaking the rules.
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