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Considering leaving an inheritance?

Considering leaving an inheritance?

According to Vanguard (2022), the next 20 to 30 years will see the biggest intergenerational wealth handover in history, predominantly between “baby boomers” and their children.  This includes the transfer of family homes, investment properties, superannuation...

Can I afford to retire early?

Can I afford to retire early?

One of the highlights of our role as Financial Planners is to help clients to achieve their retirement goals.  This may include retiring two, five or maybe even ten years early.  If you are looking at receiving the Aged Pension (subject to eligibility...

The Basics of the Australian Aged Pension

The Basics of the Australian Aged Pension

We work with our clients to reduce their reliance on the Commonwealth Government Aged Pension as much as possible.  That said we look after the full spectrum with some clients receiving the full aged pension from aged 67 (or 66 years and 6 months for those born...

What Is A Trust?

What Is A Trust?

A trust is a relationship where an individual or company (the trustee) carries on a business for the benefit of other people (the beneficiaries).  A common use of a Trust structure is where a trustee carries on a business for the benefit of a particular family...

Shares, Property or Cash

Shares, Property or Cash

If you talk to someone in the Real Estate industry, they will often tell you that Real Estate is a better investment.  Conversely someone in finance will typically recommend an investment in Shares as your best option.  We all need to hold an appropriate...

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

I thought all debt was bad? Well Not necessarily Good Debt Debt can be “good” or positive if it helps you to purchase wealth building assets.  Wealth Building Assets are those that are likely to provide an income and/or grow in value over time.  Good debt may also be...

Is Your Superannuation Working For You?

Is Your Superannuation Working For You?

For an Australian on the median full-time income of $72,000 per annum from age 20 through to 67, a 1% difference in investment returns can make a difference of $153,000 or 27% of your superannuation balance Choosing the right super fund for you is very important and...

How To Create A Will

How To Create A Will

Estate planning is more than just making a plan to allocate specific assets to certain people. Financial planners have a crucial role in estate planning because it is an extension of their primary role. Most people focus on building wealth, protecting themselves and...