Making a super splitApr 15 2021
Separation and divorce can be a challenging time, often made all the more difficult when you have to divide your assets. So how do you go about decoupling your superannuation?
Weighing up the costs and benefits of an SMSFApr 15 2021
For many people, the idea of managing and investing your own retirement savings is very appealing. But there is ongoing debate over whether running your own self-managed super fund (SMSF) is cost effective. So, what are the arguments for and against having your own fund?
Market Snapshot: March 2021Apr 15 2021
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for March 2021.
Bonds, inflation and your investmentsApr 15 2021
The recent sharp rise in bond rates may not be a big topic of conversation around the Sunday barbecue, but it has set pulses racing on financial markets amid talk of inflation and what that might mean for investors.
Stay safe from scamsApr 13 2021
As we approach tax time, we also head into the season where scammers increase their activity – that is, looking to hoodwink small business and individuals alike. Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, so it pays to be aware of what is real and what is fake.
Good records the best defence when the Tax Man knocksApr 13 2021
As the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) turns its attention to businesses and individuals who have used COVID-related support programs, many taxpayers are likely to find themselves on the tax man’s radar.
Indexation brings changes to superannuation caps from 1 July 2021Mar 15 2021
From 1 July 2021, the concessional and non-concessional caps are scheduled to increase.
There's more than one way to boost your retirement incomeMar 15 2021
After spending their working life building retirement savings, many retirees are often reluctant to eat into their “nest egg” too quickly. This is understandable, given that we are living longer than previous generations and may need to pay for aged care and health costs later in life. But this cautious approach also means many retirees are living more frugally than they need to.
Love and Money: Achieving Financial HarmonyMar 15 2021
Given that money has the potential to be a source of conflict in relationships, it’s a now a good time to get in sync to ensure you are on track to achieving financial harmony.
Market Snapshot: February 2021Mar 15 2021
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for February 2021.
Avoid the rush: Prepare your business for June 30Mar 15 2021
As the economy begins to get back on its feet, it’s time to get your business back on track and start preparing for this year’s tax time.
Give your finances a shake outMar 15 2021
Like trees losing their leaves in autumn, why not take a leaf out of their book and choose this time of year to shed some of your own financial baggage.
Tax Alert: March 2021Mar 15 2021
Individuals and small business owners who have taken advantage of the government’s COVID-19 support programs will find themselves increasingly under the tax man’s microscope in coming months. This is just one of the key developments occurring in the world of tax at the moment.
Market Snapshot: January 2021Feb 17 2021
In this month's market snapshot, we take a glimpse at what the market has been up to and what the key developments were for January 2021.
Is an SMSF right for you?Feb 17 2021
As anyone who has joined the weekend crowd at Bunnings knows, Australians love DIY. And that same can-do spirit helps explain why 1.1 million Aussies choose to take control of their retirement savings with a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF).
Turning redundancy into opportunityFeb 17 2021
As the economy starts to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, some sectors may take longer than others to return to their normal operating capacity and some companies may never fully recover. That means there is still the chance that some employees could be made redundant.
Contractor or employee?Feb 17 2021
With COVID-19 having a significant impact on traditional employment, many people are working as a contractor for the first time either by choice or necessity. It’s not just a lifestyle decision; from the tax and superannuation perspective, there are important differences between being an employee and a contractor.
Mind the Insurance gapFeb 15 2021
At a time when many people have been focused on their family’s health and livelihood, having adequate life insurance has never been more important. Yet the gap between what we need and what we have, has been growing.
ACNC urges charities to prevent fraud and cybercrimeFeb 9 2021
The ACNC has urged charities to take steps to prevent fraud and cybercrime.
ACNC urges PBIs to check their detailsFeb 9 2021
The ACNC is urging charities with deductible-gift-recipient endorsement to check their registration details.
Targeted funding critical for NFPs’ survivalFeb 9 2021
The Australian Institute of Company Directors annual NFP Governance and Performance Study reveals that many organisations’ future was under threat even before the challenges of COVID-19.
The right time for estate planningFeb 9 2021
A common misconception about estate planning is that you should only worry about it when you are old. However, estate planning is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your assets and your loved ones.
Lessons from 2020 to secure a bright futureFeb 9 2021
It was a year most of us would like to forget. And yet, some of the toughest lessons of 2020 had a silver lining.