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Edition 28

  • 23 August 2013

Peter Kell on FOFA and ASIC's five red flags, term deposit alternatives, promising research in superannuation, plan for dependants and more on death benefit pensions.

FOFA and ASIC’s five red flags

ASIC will be conducting both proactive and reactive surveillance activities, looking for licensees who fail to address FOFA issues. In particular, there are five 'red flags' relating to advice practices which ASIC has identified.

Where to now for term deposit investors?

The cupboard is looking bare for the defensive allocation in a portfolio, with the real cash rate in Australia at zero. We look at the range of interest-producing investments available to generate better income.

Exciting times in superannuation research

The broad range of research areas and techniques used instill confidence that the academic researcher community will contribute significantly to improving superannuation choices and retirement outcomes in future.

Estate planning for families with carer responsibilities

Gifting an estate absolutely may not be ideal for family dependants who are unable to look after their own financial affairs. Plan ahead and check these tips if you are the carer for a family member.

Reversionary versus non-reversionary income streams

Whether a reversionary or non-reversionary pension is better is not straightforward and depends on the circumstances of the case, but it's an important part of estate planning.

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Time to smash the retirement nest egg - but how?

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The greatest investor you’ve never heard of

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Five months on from cancer diagnosis

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Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 552 with weekend update

Being rich is having a high-paying job and accumulating fancy houses and cars, while being wealthy is owning assets that provide passive income, as well as freedom and flexibility. Knowing the difference can reframe your life.

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