Recent Posts by Mark Teale

My Comfortable Retirement

What does this mean? Every three months, an organisation known as the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA)  produces research providing details of how much a person needs in retirement to fund a comfortable lifestyle. The research is very comprehensive - documenting a detailed “comfortable budget” outlining how much a ...

Downsizer Contributions – value for some is questionable!

In November 2017, legislation was passed that will allow certain individuals who sell their main residence to contribute up to $300,000 of the sale proceeds to superannuation without being constrained by the usual restrictions that otherwise apply to contributions including contribution caps and work requirements. The value of homes in most ...

Dementia – An unpleasant fact?

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Dementia is not a single disease; it is an all-encompassing term describing a range of symptoms that cause parts of the brain to deteriorate progressively.  Dementia affects memory, perception, behaviour, language and personality.  Alzheimer’s is the most common and well-known form of dementia. I am not going to attempt to outline ...

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