Retirees: How to beat Inflation before it beats you
Investors with long memories – or a good education – will recall the bad old days when inflation was the economic bogeyman. It broke Germany’s Weimar Republic in the 1930s and nearly cratered America’s economy in the 1970s.... read more
What alternative assets bring to your super investment mix
Most of us have heard of the main asset classes: shares, property, fixed interest and cash, but alternative assets are less well known. However, these types of assets can provide further diversification and enhanced returns for your super.... read more
An overview of the main residence CGT exemption
Generally, a property, including a taxpayer’s main residence, ie their family home, is considered to be a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) asset.... read more
How to get Aged Care at Home
Older people who are struggling to live at home and take care of themselves often face a dilemma. Many don’t want to move into aged care accommodation, but they recognise the gardening, cleaning, cooking or showering is impossible or becoming more difficult.... read more
Who inherits your super?
There are only certain people who can inherit your super when you die. There are also two different types of nominations you can make. Here’s what you need to know before making your super beneficiary nomination.... read more
BHP Share Buy-Back: Should You Accept The Offer?
If you hold BHP shares in your own name, family trust or self managed super fund, it is likely you have received information from BHP about a buy-back and a query of whether you wish to take part.... read more
Should Share Investors Be Worried About A Bear Market?
It’s understandable that the recent sharp sell-off on financial markets has left investors feeling particularly nervous. The main concern has been the US Federal Reserve’s shift in monetary policy from low rates and printing money to rising rates and the withdrawal of that printing policy.... read more
$50 Billion Wiped From ASX
Australian shares plunged to their worst performance in eight months last week, wiping $50 billion from the ASX as markets sold off worldwide.... read more