Superannuation: what percentage of your income should you save for your retirement?

June 2nd, 2010 | Consumer News, Financial Planning News Superannuation is one of the most tax-effective ways of saving for retirement.  But it is important to ensure that you save enough money to live comfortably. For most people, after their home, superannuation will be the largest asset they have once they finish work.

Consider how the structure of your SMSF could affect CGT liabilities

September 22nd, 2010 | Accounting News, Consumer News, Financial Planning News, Tax Advice and Updates A Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) needs to be well structured, particularly with regards to its long term future.  Whilst, passing on a SMSF is not something people generally like to think about, it is important that trustees

Should a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) own or rent its own premises?

December 6th, 2010 | Accounting News, Financial Planning News, Legal News, Small Business News The challenge of deciding between buying and renting your business premises is one that faces many small business owners.  Since this is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, it is important to take into consideration the advantages and […]

Preparing for a secure financial future

March 24th, 2010 | Financial Planning News Since the global financial crisis many investors have turned their interests from risky share market investments to instead preserving their capital. This preservation is of particular importance to savers approaching retirement and current retirees, due to the fact that they have less time to make up any losses.

Beware of illegal schemes offering early access to super

September 21st, 2009 | Consumer News, Financial Planning News There is currently a range of illegal schemes and plans that exist that are offering unsuspecting taxpayers access to their superannuation savings before retirement.  The promoters of these plans will tell you that they are able to access your super savings for reasons such as paying […]