Can we still contribute?

YOURLifeChoices member Vince and his wife are approaching 65 and want to know what impact this will have on their SMSF. Craig Hall of NICRI aims to clarify their options. n n n

Financial advice reforms pass Senate

The Future of Financial Advice reforms passed the Senate on 20 June 2012.

Seniors Finance

The A-Z of superannuation

Sometimes it seems that financial advisers speak a different language: caps, rollovers, CGT events, reversionary and non reversionary pensions, annuities and in specie contributions – what does it all mean?

Federal Budget

Better health

The Government will invest $61 billion in 2012/13 to improve access to health care, new hospitals, mental health reforms and e-Health.

Federal Budget

National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided

Federal Budget

Where the savings will come from

The Government will make $33.6 billion worth of savings to fund the return to surplus promised in 2012/13. Less than half of these savings will come from taxes.

Federal Budget

Budget summary

Find out how the cash was splashed and where the cuts were made

Federal Budget

What they say

Who said what in today’s newspapers

Federal Budget

Superannuation tax changes

Those at the top end of town will see their superannuation balances grow at a slower rate with the concession tax rate for high earners being cut in half.

Federal Budget

New Supplementary Allowance

Good news for those receiving Newstart Allowance with an additional payment to be paid from March 2013. The Supplementary Allowance will be paid in two instalments each year. Eligible singles will receive $210 per annum, with couples receiving $350 per annum.

Federal Budget

Commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC

2015 sees the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and $83.5 million has been committed over seven years to commemorate 100 years since Australia’s involvement in WWI.

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