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The $1.6 million cap … an unlucky break for the lucky few

One consequence of the proposed super changes might be that keeping money in super is no longer the best option, especially due to new anti-detriment rules. There are many unexpected consequences now surfacing.

Top 10 hints for SMSF trustees before 30 June

Continuing our series on EOFY strategies, there are many things SMSF trustees should check immediately, with updated comments where relevant on the implications of the budget proposals.

Will roboadvice exterminate traditional advisers?

Roboadvice will increase the size of the advice market and bring vital tools to financial advisers, and while face-to-face advice will always have a role, some rationalisation will occur within the industry.

Digital disruption meets retirement incomes focus

A discussion about the leadership attributes needed to move the superannuation industry from its historical focus on accumulation to that of a whole-of-life approach with an emphasis on retirement outcomes.

Online broking: same game, different players, lower cost

Online brokers have traditionally been more consumer-focussed than their institutional competitors, but developments in fintech are forcing them to adapt and embrace innovation to stay on top of what consumers want.

An interview with Chris Cuffe

Chris Cuffe on gratitude, growing a business, the value of culture and the need for time and patience in investing - he says "Slow money is better than quick money."

Reader question: Are managed funds or LICs better in super or out?

Deciding whether managed funds or listed investment companies go better within super or out of it comes down to an investor's own preferences and situation. This comparison will help explain the differences.

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10 reasons wealthy homeowners shouldn't receive welfare

The RBA Governor says rising house prices are due to "the design of our taxation and social security systems". The OECD says "the prolonged boom in house prices has inflated the wealth of many pensioners without impacting their pension eligibility." What's your view?

Three all-time best tables for every adviser and investor

It's a remarkable statistic. In any year since 1875, if you had invested in the Australian stock index, turned away and come back eight years later, your average return would be 120% with no negative periods.

The looming excess of housing and why prices will fall

Never stand between Australian households and an uncapped government programme with $3 billion in ‘free money’ to build or renovate their homes. But excess supply is coming with an absence of net migration.

Five stocks that have worked well in our portfolios

Picking macro trends is difficult. What may seem logical and compelling one minute may completely change a few months later. There are better rewards from focussing on identifying the best companies at good prices.

Let's make this clear again ... franking credits are fair

Critics of franking credits are missing the main point. The taxable income of shareholders/taxpayers must also include the company tax previously paid to the ATO before the dividend was distributed. It is fair.

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

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