ETF’s? Managed Funds? Direct Shares? Hybrid Funds? Corporate bonds? What does it all mean? There are a number of investments available to everyday Australians, however trying to figure out what is right for you and your investment goals becomes a challenge if you don’t know all your options. In this article we focus on alternative investments to your traditional options such as cash and Property.
Archive for May, 2019
With a federal election approaching us shortly, the 2019/2020 Federal Budget aims to deliver tax cuts to low and middle income workers and small businesses, superannuation tweaks for older Australians, and energy assistance payments.
Keep in mind that a number of the below policies depend on the Coalition government winning re-election in May – although Labor has announced bipartisan support for some of the listed me policy recommendations.
But here’s what this year’s Federal Budget essentially means for you and your family.
The EOFY period isn’t really a time most people relish, but it does offer an excellent opportunity to review your income and finances to possibly free up funds for more important and enjoyable pursuits through any credits or tax savings.
Below we’ll show you, in 5 easy steps, how to streamline the income tax return process and possibly free up funds for the more important things in this great Australian life.
Protecting Your Super package
Recently, the Federal Government introduced the Protecting Your Super legislation, designed (in theory) to ensure that members of Super funds(particularly those with low balances) are not paying for insurance cover that they do not know about or premiums that inappropriately diminish their retirement savings over time.
The biggest risk is that people who don’t hold Life insurance benefits elsewhere and don’t respond will lose the only insurance cover they have.
Applying for the cover again once this is cancelled will result in a application process in most circumstances which could become an issue if you have pre-existing medical problems.