Downsizing – is it for you?

Over the past six months, I have been receiving a lot of calls and emails from financial planners asking about the ability of people who sell their family home to contribute any additional sale proceeds to superannuation. This is the Government’s ‘downsizer contribution’ initiative that was introduced from 1 July ...

More about super contributions

A couple of weeks’ back I covered the rules around the timing of superannuation contributions. In line with the same theme, I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit some other important things to keep in mind about contributions, especially considering some of the significant changes that came into effect from ...

More “free” money from the Government… but don’t spend it all at once

There are two key dates in the year that are important to anyone who receives a Centrelink benefit. Those dates are 20 March and 20 September. It is on those days that pension and allowance benefits increase. On 20 March 2015, the age pension for a single person increased by $5.90 per ...

 

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