It’s all about transition…

By Tuesday, May 24, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Back in the early 2000s we had a problem in Australia. We had a thing called a ‘skills shortage’. Skilled people were leaving the workforce to retire, and there was nobody to replace them. In response to this dilemma the government at the time came up with a rather neat idea. What ...

Moving the goalposts

By Tuesday, May 10, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

Don’t you just love it when the government and bureaucrats keep ‘moving the goal posts’? The superannuation announcements contained in the 2016 Federal budget are a classic example of shifting sands or a changing landscape, (depending on which cliche you prefer). Admittedly – we live in a world that is constantly ...

A ‘super’ budget

By Wednesday, May 4, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 8

It was a week earlier than usual; the Treasurer Scott Morrison simply couldn’t wait to get his first budget out! In line with expectations – the Federal Budget that was brought down yesterday included 11 measures specifically targeting superannuation. Depending on your perspective the announcements were a mix of both good, and ...

What doesn’t kill you…

By Tuesday, April 26, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

Last Friday on my drive home from work, while sitting in the usual afternoon traffic snarl and listening to the radio in my car, I was shocked by a news story regarding the death toll from traffic accidents during the Thai New Year celebrations – 397 people in just seven ...

Reality shock

By Tuesday, April 12, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 6

  I believe I have a good understanding of the complexities and the bureaucratic system people need to navigate when confronting the prospect of aged care. Over the last few years I have written numerous articles, blogs, and answered countless questions. I have also presented to large numbers of people all on ...

Suffering from ‘super’ fatigue?

By Tuesday, April 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 5

  I am constantly amazed by the amount of ‘airtime’ superannuation gets. For something that is, generally, quite boring – it receives an awful lot of attention. And that attention covers topics regarding how much we have in superannuation, how much we should have, rumoured changes to the system, the investment returns ...

Does size really matter?

By Thursday, March 31, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 2

While this is a common question – this article is not what you think! One of the questions often faced by retirees, and those approaching retirement, is whether there is merit (or even necessity) in downsizing the family home and moving to something smaller. Perhaps it will be cheaper, and will ...

 

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