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Edition 171

  • 2 September 2016

One minute the Treasurer has 'no intention of revisiting' the superannuation changes, next 'compromises' are presented to angry backbenchers, then budget repair is a 'massive moral challenge' to protect 'intergenerational fairness' - all in the space of a few days. Financial advisers have never been busier although they don't know the rules they are working with.

How Canberra explained super changes to me

A conversation with Government officials on the proposed super changes shows there is some logic behind those numbers.

The other self managed super funds

For SMSF members concerned about losing mental capacity or who no longer have the desire for trustee responsibilities, it might be worth considering a small APRA fund.

Finding beneficial tax alternatives to super

If contribution caps and lifetime limits on superannuation are getting in the way of long-term savings goals, there are other tax-effective alternatives available, especially investment bonds for higher income earners.

SMSFs need vigilance with money in and out

Payments in and out of SMSFs involve legal grey areas where contributions could be made unintentionally and benefits might not be considered paid as intended. Watch those flows.

Business and social lessons learnt from 'jumping ship'

Michael Traill moved from investment banking to social investing over a 30 year journey. He shares the key themes from his new book, 'Jumping Ship', and his personal motives in writing it.

What readers think about a bank royal commission

The majority of responses to our survey were opposed to a bank royal commission, although the many comments received show a diverse range of strong opinions, and varying degrees of support for different points made.

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With 62% of Australians aged 65 and over relying at least partially on the age pension, are they better off owning their home or renting? There is an extra pension asset allowance for those not owning a home.

Too many retirees miss out on this valuable super fund benefit

With 700 Australians retiring every day, retirement income solutions are more important than ever. Why do millions of retirees eligible for a more tax-efficient pension account hold money in accumulation?

Reece Birtles on selecting stocks for income in retirement

Equity investing comes with volatility that makes many retirees uncomfortable. A focus on income which is less volatile than share prices, and quality companies delivering robust earnings, offers more reassurance.

Is the fossil fuel narrative simply too convenient?

A fund manager argues it is immoral to deny poor countries access to relatively cheap energy from fossil fuels. Wealthy countries must recognise the transition is a multi-decade challenge and continue to invest.

Superannuation: a 30+ year journey but now stop fiddling

Few people have been closer to superannuation policy over the years than Noel Whittaker, especially when he established his eponymous financial planning business. He takes us on a quick guided tour.

Anton in 2006 v 2022, it's deja vu (all over again)

What was bothering markets in 2006? Try the end of cheap money, bond yields rising, high energy prices and record high commodity prices feeding inflation. Who says these are 'unprecedented' times? It's 2006 v 2022.

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