Where there’s a will

Noel Whittaker  Sunday Times  17 Sept 2017 People’s attitudes to money are amazing. They’ll spend most of their lives working for it, worrying about it, and fighting over it, yet many won’t give more than a passing thought to what will happen to it when they die. Nearly 50 percent of people die without a…

What Australia can learn from the NZ retirement system

By Ross Guest and Kirsten MacDonald, Griffith University The Conversation Magazine   21 June 2017 The Australian and New Zealand retirement systems both feature public pensions and private superannuation. But there are things to learn from the differences between the two systems. While Australians may end up with more savings in retirement, New Zealand’s system is simpler…

Here’s how the 2017 budget has changed the rules in the housing game

By Chris Pash    Business Spectator   9 May 2017 The 2017 budget has changed the playing field around the housing game, making it easier to save for a home deposit, encouraging older Australians to move to smaller places and taking out some of the perks which make negative gearing such a lucrative way to…

How the government wants young people to use superannuation to save for a home

By Sam Jacobs   Business Spectator  9 May 2017 The Turnbull government will launch a tax break for people saving for their first home, in the form of voluntary contributions to superannuation. The First Home Super Savers Scheme will come into effect from 1 July this year. Savers will be able to make additional contributions…