New Increased Super Contribution Caps

April 2, 2024
As the end of financial year gets closer, some investors are thinking about the most effective ways to boost their super balance, particularly with an increase in the caps on contributions from 1 July. The concessional contributions cap, which is the maximum in before-tax contributions you can add to your super each year without paying…

The Rich Life Vol 79

March 1, 2024
After a summer of quite extreme weather in many places around Australia, we can hopefully look forward to the cooler, calmer weather that Autumn brings. While economic bright spots can be found in Australia right now, there are also some less than stellar results. On the positive, inflation has remained at a two-year low giving…

Understanding the new $3m super tax

March 1, 2024
The much debated tax on superannuation balances over $3 million is inching closer and those who may be affected should ensure they have considered the implications. Although it is not yet law, the Division 296 tax should be taken into account when it comes to investment strategy and planning, particular in relation to any end-of-financial-year…
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The Rich Life Vol 77

January 12, 2024
There is a lot to look forward to in 2024 and we would like to wish you good health, happiness and prosperity for the year ahead. There were some welcome positives to be found in 2023. The year ended on a good note for property investors in Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane where house prices rose…
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How will you use your super?

January 12, 2024
We spend decades watching our super balances grow but for those thinking about retirement in the next few years, it can be confusing to work out how best to use your super. Here are some of the considerations for the popular options. Easing into retirement You can keep working and receive regular payments from your…
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The Rich Life Vol 75

November 1, 2023
It’s November, and all eyes will be looking towards the “race that stops a nation” and the Reserve Bank who meet on the same day. As the days get longer as we head towards summer the countdown for the approaching holiday season begins. Investors are keeping a close eye on oil price movements over fears…

The Rich Life Vol 74

October 2, 2023
The warmer weather and spring rains are a welcome break from the colder months. And, while outside activities become more tempting, don’t forget to find a moment or two to review your finances to make sure you’re up-to-date and on-track. Household wealth has increased for the third quarter in a row. It rose by 2.6%…

The Rich Life Vol 72

August 1, 2023
Welcome to our August newsletter and, with winter winding up and tax returns on the way for some, there may be sunnier days ahead. While the price of most goods and services continues to rise, the good news is the rate of increase is continuing to slow and the markets are beginning to breathe a…

Trusts and the new super tax rules

August 1, 2023
Ensuring you’ve structured your finances tax-effectively is always a concern, but with new tax rules for super on the horizon, many people with large balances are considering alternative vehicles to save for retirement. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked a renewed interest in an old favourite – trusts. Trusts have always been popular in Australia, with the…

Will these super changes affect you?

July 4, 2023
As our superannuation balances grow larger, it makes more sense than ever to keep track of the many rules changes that have recently happened or are coming up soon. Australians are investing more in super – almost $151 billion dollars in the year ending March 2023, an increase of 11.3 per cent.i Those extra contributions,…

Sowing the seeds for a happy retirement

June 1, 2023
The thought of retirement is an enticing one for many of us. Imagine throwing off the shackles of the workforce and being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want. But why wait until you are retired to do the things you love?  Retirement is a time when we finally have the space to…

The keys to high retirement confidence

May 19, 2023
Are you retirement ready? An inaugural ‘How Australia Retires’ study has uncovered some common themes that make Australians highly confident about their retirement. How confident are you about your future retirement? Do you think you’ll have enough money to achieve the retirement lifestyle you imagine? And, importantly, what steps are you taking if any, or…
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The Rich Life Vol 68

April 4, 2023
Welcome to our April newsletter, where the days are getting shorter and there is a bit of a nip in the air. Share markets in Australia and overseas have rallied to end the month in a better position as the global banking system steadies itself and there are expectations of a tempering in rate rises….
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The Rich Life Vol 67

March 1, 2023
With Autumn underway, the changing season is a reminder to take stock and prepare for what’s ahead as the financial year heads towards its final quarter and the May Federal Budget. The gloomy prospects for economic growth, both in Australia and overseas, are occupying the minds of investors, businesses and political leaders. The Reserve Bank…
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Flexing your retirement plans

March 1, 2023
The concept of retirement is changing, with fewer people working towards a final retirement date and then clocking off for good. Instead, those who have the flexibility to choose are often transitioning out of the workforce over several years, or even returning after a break. Whether you simply want to wind back your working hours…

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