One of the things we most enjoy is helping people manage wealth across the generations. Most of our clients are working hard to give their kids (or their grandkids) a good start in life. So it makes sense that we teach those kids how to manage their money well. Here is our guide to doing just that.
Through no fault of their own, younger Australians are finding the housing market hard to enter. At the same time, their parents and grandparents are doing very well if they own a home. There is no point in waiting for an inheritance: the average age for receiving one of them is mid-50s. So, how can older Australians help their younger relatives get into their own home – and live near enough to visit often?
Estate planning can be one of the most rewarding parts of financial planning. After all, who does not want to make sure that their loved ones are looked after as well as possible? Happily, the best estate planning is often the best personal financial planning as well.
One of the hardest things about running your own business is changing your mindset from what works for employees to what works for employers. Employees are usually paid for their time, and so they use time to measure how much work they get done. For the person owning the business, time is the wrong metric.
If you run a small business, or if you are thinking about doing so, then that business needs to be the foundation of all of your financial planning. After all, get the business right and you make all the other parts of your financial plan – your investing, your debt management, your super, your insurances – much more likely to succeed. This article gives you a little illustration of the powerful impact that effective business planning can have.
Until now, salary sacrifice has been one of the only ways that an employee can make an extra tax-advantaged contribution into their super fund. But that changed on 1 July 2017. Now, almost everyone can make additional contributions without their employer even knowing – which might come in handy next time you ask for a pay rise!