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December 15, 2016

A critical time for specialist advice

There are times in our lives when the need for gaining specialist professional advice may seem particularly critical. And for many super fund members, this is one of those times. Numerous members of large super funds and Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) will seek advice specifically about how to deal with the tranche of superannuation reforms that has just passed into law. These changes – most taking effect from July 2017 – are the biggest in a decade. Members of super funds seeking guidance about the new super laws will include those who are determined to maximise their contributions (whether […]
December 1, 2016

Christmas

We would like to wish you, your family and friends a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our office will close for the Christmas break at midday on Wednesday December 21 and will reopen on Tuesday January 3. As these days Christmas appears to be more of a retail festival than a religious event, and while it can be a season of joy for many, it is a time of stress or loneliness for others, here  are five ways to give your Christmas a makeover: Have an “Orphan’s Christmas”. If you have neighbours who live alone or don’t have family nearby, why not […]
November 24, 2016

Older, wiser, more realistic

It may be inevitable, but growing older is not a lot of fun. Still, there is some comfort in numbers – after all, the whole world is ageing. The latest Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index puts the notion of ageing populations into a worldwide perspective. For instance, in 2010, there was one person aged over 65 per 4.7 people of working age across the 27 countries measured in this index. By 2040, that ratio is expected to double, with fewer workers compared to a greater number of ‘over-65s’, with residents in those countries living an average of four years by […]