For me, retirement is not a personal goal. But eventually, I want to be in a position where I can make work optional.
This week at Evalesco, we were fully expecting a Labor party led by Bill Shorten to be heading to the lodge, as was the broader community and investment markets. That meant for a considerable period of time we were mindful of what life after the election meant for you and your financial plans, as the proposed changes were very significant.
I recently had the privilege of joining the AIA Vitality New Zealand team in Auckland and Hamilton to spread the message about the value advisers can bring to conversations about health and wellbeing, as well as the financial aspects of our client's lives.
The Royal Commission uncovered behaviours we were not aware of and has firmly put institutions on notice that these must stop. The changes within financial advice are necessary to make sure large bank aligned licensees are held to the same standards as the privately-owned groups.
Thanks to a change in legislation, most working Australian’s can now claim a tax deduction for personal contributions to superannuation. This is really exciting for employed individuals as previously you could only add to super via employer contributions or salary sacrificed amounts.
If someone asked you to picture technology changing (or rewiring) someone's brain, what would you see? Chances are the first thing that you'd come up with would be sci-fi-style mind control beams. Perhaps you would see robotic neurosurgeons at work (already a thing actually). Or maybe cyborg like neural enhancements!
I love working closely with my clients and it’s not all about the financials. I love talking about their hopes, dreams and experiences which allows me to understand how they feel and their challenges. I know what it feels like to be time poor, to be struggling with being successful and thinking about your family and your future.
Buoyed by a stronger economy, the 2018 Federal Budget promises to deliver income tax relief, more jobs, guaranteed essential services and the government living within its means. So what does this mean for you?
In November 2017, the Government passed legislation that would 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.