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The changes to superannuation announced in the 2016 Federal Budget have been passed by Parliament. Amongst those changes was the introduction of a $1.6 million transfer balance cap which limits the tax exemption for assets funding superannuation pensions. ThisContinue Reading...

Many young professional couples have the repayment capacity but not the saving capacity to buy their first home. If parents or grandparents can help them get the deposit they may be able to move into a purchase decision. According to Mortgage Choice’s 2016 AContinue Reading...

Common sense finally prevails! Many people made it known to Coalition party members around the country that the superannuation proposals in the Budget were complete and utter nonsense and needed to be radically changed. It took a long time for the Treasurer (MContinue Reading...

You want your children and grandchildren to have the best education possible yet school and university fees keep rising. No doubt the money you spend on your kids’ education could be one of your family’s biggest expenses. That’s where ‘grandparents’ Continue Reading...

The SMSF Association and CBA recently produced a report indicating that more than half of SMSF members do not have an up-to-date Will or a succession plan. This report surveyed 801 SMSF trustees, as well as 535 individuals without an SMSF, and found that whileContinue Reading...