Have you felt the fashionable pull to publicly commit to a New Year Resolution?
Has your social news feed been flooded with images of bottles of Champaign, Wealth and high Fashion photos that only makes you feel isolated, or even bad about yourself?
Welcome to the annual New Year advertising splurge designed to separate you from what's left of your money, before you can really think about it.
Welcome to a new year (and a new decade). Remember old habits don't usually take us to new places.
Hopefully this the year you’ve decided to set some family goals and get a little more proactive on achieving some saving goals. One of the challenges of a busy life can be we keep our ideas and hopes about our personal money goals locked in our head, rather than writing them down where we can see them, talk about them and maybe even ask about our progress to achieve them.
As a kid, I clearly remember the repeated warning about the dangers of running with scissors.
What I didn't hear was the dangers of running off with a credit card, and I wonder which one has caused me more damage in my life so far?
Can you relate?
Maybe you find yourself facing financial demands from both your own young family and older family? You're not alone.
Welcome to the life of the Sandwiched Generation.
Your superannuation is your forced savings for your retirement, so it’s important to understand these two key features:
Thankfully, an annual assessment run by the ASFA can help you start your thinking about what you want to achieve in your retirement.
Then we can help you get there.
If you plan on leaving your superannuation to your now adult kids when you pass away, there's a strong possibility your super death benefit payout will be hit with tax.
Simply put, you can nominate in writing who you want to receive any future payout with a Beneficiary Nomination or Binding Death Nomination (depending upon what you choose).
To really understand this real-life story, to need to understand two simple legal facts about self-managed super funds:
Sounds simple enough, right?