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The upside of downsizing

I've recently written a couple of blogs on downsizing and accessing money from the equity built up in our family home. For many, this wealth has increased substantially over the ...
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Are downsizer contributions achieving their purpose?

Way back in the dim, dark past – 2017 to be exact – the Government announced an initiative designed to reduce the pressure on housing affordability for Australian families.
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Can I access my super early?

Most superannuation benefits are “preserved”.
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So, what is this election I am hearing about?

There are times in life when finding a big rock to hide under has a certain appeal.
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What is...the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?

The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is a concession card that is available to eligible Australians that provides cheaper health care and certain other discounts and ...
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Change is in the air

As I sit at my desk here at the end of March 2022, I sense that change is in the air.
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Retirement - 6 months in!

On 17 September 2021, I retired from full-time work and started a new phase in my life.
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Retirement just got more expensive

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the Retirement Standard released by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) each quarter.
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Looking to maximise your super, and get a tax break at the same time?

If you are one of those people that are looking for opportunities to maximise your super, and claim a tax deduction along the way, there are strategies that may help.
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Boost your savings in 2022

With a new year now upon us, our thoughts might have turned to making New Year’s Resolutions – those promises we make to ourselves at the start of each year.
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