ABC TV host Geraldine Doogue considers downsizing super strategy

By Sally Pattern  16 Feb 2018  Australian Financial Review Renowned ABC journalist Geraldine Doogue is among the thousands of savers looking to capitalise on the latest changes to the superannuation rules and pump more money into their retirement pots. Doogue, the highly regarded host of Saturday Extra on the ABC’s Radio National, is considering plans to downsize…

Australians can now use their super to help buy their first home

First home buyers will get a tax saving of between $5000 and $6000 after one of the government’s key housing affordability measures cleared Federal Parliament on Thursday. The First Home Super Saver Scheme is designed to help young Australians over what has been identified as the biggest hurdle to getting into the property market: a deposit. It does…

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…