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Super only doing half its job: Challenger

The superannuation sector has reached “critical mass” but its ability to meet savers’ needs in retirement remains underdeveloped, Chal...

Tsunami, Aussie property

‘Silver tsunami’ to hit Aussie property

Nearly 4 million Australians are 65 or older, so governments must do a “better job” of planning for the future, the Property Council of ...

Purchase property, SMSF

Is this ‘the perfect age’ to purchase property in an SMSF?

When it comes to purchasing property in an SMSF, younger could be better, a wealth advisory group has suggested. ...

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investing

Treasurer Scott Morrison

ScoMo, Bowen, lock horns over dividend imputation modelling

The shadow treasurer and the Parliamentary Budget Office have hit back at suggestions from the Treasurer that modelling of Labor’s propose...

long-term investment, investor opportunities

Where the investor opportunities are in One Belt, One Road

The ambitious project designed to tie together the two ends of Eurasia, Oceania and Africa could be a boon for long-term investment, an inve...

Question mark, rope, businessman

The ‘safety blanket’ is gone, now what?

With easing monetary policy around the world and the US turning “that tap off” altogether, investors should reassess the risk they’re ...

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podcast

The key to longer lifespans: Become emotionally invested

The science to significantly prolong lifespans is within reach, but it’ll take individual belief and investor action to make it a reality,...

Busting the myths on ETFs

ETFs have been treated like “pariahs” but that’s neither fair, nor true, the CEO of ETF Securities Australia has said, while dispellin...

Bricks and stones investors know, but commercial can aid in diversity

Investors may believe a commercial property investment is unattainable, but according to an expert in the space, not only is it attainable, ...

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opinion

Inflows, outflows and Kim Jong Un: May’s ETF trends

VIDEO: Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our readers the May edition on what has been going on across the ETF landsca...

High-net-worth individuals are moving offshore: Why?

Many investors are overweight in cash allocations given greater market volatility and uncertain times ahead, and high-net-worth (HNW) indivi...

Spelacchio: Investor lessons from Rome's sad Christmas tree

Things are again getting messy in Europe with renewed concerns over what will become the 66th Italian government in the 73 years following W...

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property

Tsunami, Aussie property

‘Silver tsunami’ to hit Aussie property

Nearly 4 million Australians are 65 or older, so governments must do a “better job” of planning for the future, the Property Council of ...

Calm down, smiling cup, rentvestors

Can rentvestors really have their cake and it too?

Crack out the peppermint tea and go for a walk, rentvestors; it turns out you are the most stressed property owners and you need to calm dow...

Future is expensive, Aussie homes

The future is expensive: Aussie homes could be $2.9m by 2043

The average Australian home value could hit $2.9 million by 2043 if the current rate of growth is maintained, a new study has revealed. ...

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saving

Sexual harassment inquiry, seeking answers, question mark

Sexual harassment inquiry to seek answers on financial, social cost

Noting victims of workplace sexual harassment may choose to retire early, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Minister for Women ...

NSW budget wrap-up

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has promised a $3.9 billion surplus in this year’s state budget. Here’s what else is in there. ...

hot water, dollar sign

Major bank in hot water over alleged ‘inappropriate financial advice’

One of Australia’s big four banks is under fire from the corporate regulator for providing allegedly poor financial advice and failing to ...

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planning

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Business Technology?

Promoted by JB HIFI Keeping up with developments in information technology equipment and software can be a full time job, a challenge and a...

Question mark

Who will champion your rights if you can’t?

Most Australians think estate planning is all about a will, but appointing an enduring power of attorney is a crucial protection against “...

Planning needs of Indigenous people not being met: Trustee company

Barriers of access and understanding are contributing to failures to meet Indigenous Australians’ estate planning needs, a trustee company...

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tax

income tax cuts, scissors, cut taxes

Aussie public ‘suitably sceptical’ of high-end tax cuts

The income tax cuts passed yesterday could define the next election in a country increasingly concerned with inequality and wage stagnation,...

tax cuts pass Senate, win, thumbs up

‘Win for working Australians’: Tax cuts pass Senate

The largest income tax cuts in Australian history have passed the Senate, bringing in what the Treasurer is calling a system that “works ...

Tax, paying tax, payments

Are we paying too much tax? Maybe not

The average Australian household is receiving $76 more a week in benefits than what they pay in tax, new data reveals. ...

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retirement

Super only doing half its job: Challenger

The superannuation sector has reached “critical mass” but its ability to meet savers’ needs in retirement remains underdeveloped, Chal...

Age pension, Australian senior citizens, retirement, pension process, application process retirees

‘Not fair’: Access to age pension a ‘nightmare’

Aussie seniors are having “horror story” experiences as they navigate the age pension application process, a joint study into the challe...

leaving workforce, man leaving the room, exit door

‘Disillusioned’ male Baby Boomers leaving workforce

Australia could be on the verge of a “wave” of retiring male Baby Boomers who would rather retire than undertake part-time work, a Westp...

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superannuation

Fail, thumbs down

Super reforms shift up a gear

Labor’s attempt to prevent an amnesty it claims would let employers off the hook for superannuation failures has been shot down, with the ...

magnifying glass, identified problems in Australian super

PC’s super remedy ‘flawed’: Super fintech

The Productivity Commission has accurately identified the problems in Australian super, but its proposed solution doesn’t hit the mark, an...

Geopolitical tremors

Super ‘not immune’ to geopolitical tremors

Underwhelming returns in May are a reflection of superannuation’s susceptibility to geopolitical “chaos”, a research house has said. ...

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smsf

Purchase property, SMSF

Is this ‘the perfect age’ to purchase property in an SMSF?

When it comes to purchasing property in an SMSF, younger could be better, a wealth advisory group has suggested. ...

worst-case-scenario, question mark

What to do in an SMSF’s worst-case-scenario

Declaring bankruptcy isn’t something anyone wants to do, but SMSF trustees have extra concerns to be aware of, a solicitor has said. ...

Jewel, diamond, SMSF

Diamonds in your SMSF, darling?

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but are diamonds an investor’s best friend? ...

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Investment Insights

Inflows, outflows and Kim Jong Un: May’s ETF trends

VIDEO: Nest Egg and ETF Securities Australia are proud to bring our readers the May edition on what has been going on across the ETF landsca...

High-net-worth individuals are moving offshore: Why?

Many investors are overweight in cash allocations given greater market volatility and uncertain times ahead, and high-net-worth (HNW) indivi...

Spelacchio: Investor lessons from Rome's sad Christmas tree

Things are again getting messy in Europe with renewed concerns over what will become the 66th Italian government in the 73 years following W...

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FATCA: The all stick and no carrot approach to US taxation reporting
Jun 8 2018
Almost everyone would agree that paying tax is not an enjoyable exercise. Companies and individuals alike tend to go to great efforts to min...
Why do SMSFs choose to invest in ETFs?
May 25 2018
ETFs have been gaining popularity with Australian investors since they first launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2001. ...
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