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The Three Wise Advisers

The three wise advisers: the current landscape, and future predictions…

Watch ‘The Evolution of Dealer Group’ panel from this year’s IFA Client Experience Workshop. The discussion covers: The current advising landscape; the royal commission and a global outlook (0:01) What support licensees can provide in helping advisers with client relationships (3:31) How might dealer groups help advisers communicate the value of advice? (10:06) Who should…
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Advantages Of Advanced Aged Care Planning

Advantages Of Advanced Aged Care Planning

If you fear death and the mere thought or process of reading this sentence makes you squeamish, then I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but death is an inevitable part of life. However, advanced care planning provides you with the important opportunity to communicate your preferences such as what quality of…
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3 Exercises to Trim Your Financial Fat in 2019

3 Exercises to Trim Your Financial Fat in 2019

The start of a new year is a great time to trim the fat. And no, I’m not talking about the few extra pounds you picked up from all those holiday cookies. While getting in physical shape is important, you can benefit from a few exercises in another area of your life, too: your finances.…
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Top 10 Most Common Financial Mistakes 1 scaled

Top 10 Most Common Financial Mistakes

Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common financial mistakes that often lead people to major economic hardship. Even if you’re already facing financial difficulties, steering clear of these mistakes could be the key to survival. Mistake No. 1: Excessive/Frivolous Spending Great fortunes are often lost one dollar at a time. It…
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Federal Budget 2017

The Federal Budget released on 9 May 2017 by the Treasurer was, in many respects, a welcome relief for both pre-and post-retiree individuals given the plethora of changes to superannuation and income streams announced in the 2016 Budget, with most of those changes to take effect from 1 July 2017. This latest Budget appears less…
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The Pension Cap, defined benefit pensions and market linked income streams

We have previously considered the effect of the new pension transfer cap on account based pensions and TRISs (whilst retaining their pension categorisation, TRISs will not count against the pension transfer cap from 1 July 2017), other pensions such as defined benefit pensions and Market Linked Income Streams have to be also considered in the…
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