As proposed in the 2017 budget, the removal of the main residence CGT exemption for tax non-residents was legislated in Dec 2019 A rather draconian rule, the effect is that if you are tax non-resident on the date you sign the sales contract on your Australian property, you will not get any exemption at all… Read More Non-Resident with a home here? Quick – Sell it!
This link is a great new guide on financial well being for all the women you know, but especially the next generation of (hopefully) financially savvy girls. Suitable for all ages, it covers all the big milestones (good & bad) such as….. Your first job Moving in with your partner and getting married Buying your… Read More Finance for Daughters – and all other women!
disciplined regular investing works – every time.… Read More Your No.1 Problem When Investing
There are a few changes to super contributions that start this tax year. The first I will look at here is the change to concessional contributions Whatever your super balance, as long as you are under age 65 (or if between 65 and 75 you pass the work test), you can contribute the full amount… Read More New Super Top-up Options
As we well know, without a plan, the financial goals we aspire to probably won’t materialise. With no structure in place, 10 years down the track, you may feel no better off than you are now, and wonder where your money went. However, sometimes knowing where to start is a stumbling block. So to start… Read More 30 Days to Financial Wellness
The budget super reforms have now passed the senate and only require royal assent to become law, which is thought to be a mere formality. The major changes are as follows Introducing a $1.6 million transfer balance cap which limits the amount that can be transferred to the retirement phase, where earnings are tax-free. This… Read More Super Reforms Passed
From April 2015, it is proposed that non residents (that’s us poms living in sunny Australia) will pay Capital Gains Tax on the sale of UK residential property. So if you own property in the UK, it’s worth reviewing your position. Here is a link to some further info http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/uk-capital-gains-tax-property-201404048976.html
One of my jobs is to help clients make sensible decisions about money. One of the most common questions I get is, “Should I repay the home loan, invest or put money into super”? And, perhaps unsurprisingly, the answer is always that it depends …. each individual needs to make a decision based on their personal values… Read More Do I pay off the home loan, invest or put more into super?
If only this had been available when I was studying Economics at University all those years ago in the Welsh hills. Check out this video for a great explanation of why governments are reducing interest rates, printing money and buying bonds. It is so user friendly that even the kids will love it! Once watched,… Read More Economics made easy
Here is a useful leaflet to read and remember for a future day. It explains the basics of aged care and how I can help your parents both access care, and structure their assets to maximise their pension and minimise their aged care fees. Add that to the estate planning tips that will be published… Read More Aged Care – Helping your parents with their finances