Monthly Archives: January 2013

NRAS properties – good or bad for investors?

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The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) was introduced by the Australian Government in 2008 and in partnership with the states and territories, aims to provide homes and apartments to increase the supply of affordable housing for low to moderate income earners. The NRAS scheme is not housing commission or social housing; it is a Federal […]

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The value of comprehensive financial advice

There are two ways you can go when seeking financial advice; get comprehensive advice or limited advice. Distinguishing between the two is straight-forward. Comprehensive advice is advice for all aspects of your financial position. Limited advice is where the scope of advice is restricted to predetermined areas of your financial position, such as superannuation, insurance, […]

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Why a SMSF Will is important in the event of divorce

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) continue to increase in popularity. There are now more than 480,000 SMSFs in existence and it is expected that 2013 will see the one millionth SMSF member. Furthermore, SMSFs now make up about one third (or $450 million) of Australia’s $1.4 trillion superannuation system and the average fund balance is around […]

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Financial advice reforms to (finally) become effective in 2013!

It’s now been nearly 3 years since the Government first announced its Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms in April 2010. Since this time there has been much discussion and debate over the proposed changes and this has led to various amendments and plenty of fine-tuning. However, the reforms (albeit, significantly revised) have now been […]

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