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What to look for when choosing a financial planner

Based on an ABC report, almost 50% of Australian adults have unmet financial advice needs. More Australians need financial planning assistance but they are unsure how to select a prudent financial planner, particularly after the finding of the recent Bank Royal...

Have you planned for your retirement?

Will you be able to finance your Retirement? Legislation changes to superannuation over the past 12 years mean we cannot leave retirement planning until our 50’s and 60’s. One of the most important changes is the amount we can contribute to our superannuation fund. In...

Small Business Tax: Instant Asset Write Off

Are you a small business owner? Don’t forget the $20,000 tax deduction for purchase of new assets (this will increase to $30,000* from Budget night) What is the instant asset write off? Assets purchased for the business costing less than $20,000* can be claimed as a...

Tax Deductions for Education Expenses

Do you work and incur Self Education Expenses? Many college and university students do not realise that they can claim a tax deduction for their self education expenses These are the costs that you incur to undertake a work related course at a college or university or...

Planning Finances for Aged Care

Now or in the future you will need to consider aged care options for your parents As our parents age and become fragile we need to consider safety, home care and aged care services for them. From my experience, in most cases we are not able to provide this assistance...

Younger Investors, Market Correction and SMSFs

As the saying goes buy in gloom and sell in a boom. On that note more and more 30 – 40 year olds are considering managing their own superannuation with the view to buying a property or blue chip shares and holding onto those assets for the next 20 or 30 years....

Saving for Children’s Education

Did you know that over the past decade the cost of private school education has increased by 61%. This compares to wage growth of only 34% over the same period.1 The ASG Planning and Education Index has metropolitan New South Wales as the most expensive region for...
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