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Keeping in Touch - July 2014-Article 2
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How the recent budget affects families
With so many announcements made as part of the May 2014 Federal Budget, it can be hard to work out exactly which will have an impact on the family budget.
To help you with your cash flow planning, here are the main proposed changes that will have a financial impact on families.
Keeping in Touch - July 2014-Article 3
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How the recent budget affects singles
With so many announcements made as part of the May 2014 Federal Budget affecting families and retirees, it can be hard to work out exactly what will have an impact if you’re single.
The Economic Update - July 2014
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July 2014 - Summary
Most markets rose strongly in June as the continuation of the global search for yield thematic again saw fixed income and share markets both perform well. The search for yield was given added impetus by stimulus measures announced by the European Central Bank (ECB) in an effort to lift inflation from its current low level. While the ECB stopped short of announcing its own asset purchase program, it lowered interest rates and introduced a series of measures aimed at increasing the availability of bank credit.
Connection Point June 2014
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Connection Point June 2014
This is our bi-monthly read aimed at providing some useful information for our clients, industry contacts and valued referral partners. We hope you enjoy this edition of Connection Point.
- A wake up call on your SMSF responsibilities
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) and deeming of account based pensions
- Medicare levy increase from 1 July 2014
- End of …
Keeping in Touch - June 2014
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Ease the pain of a Medicare levy increase
A rise in the Medicare levy from 1.5% to 2.0% from 1 July 2014 makes it imperative to consider all options on how you can mitigate the impact of the levy on your personal finances.
Keeping in Touch (2) - June 2014
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Is your estate plan up-to-date?
Having a comprehensive estate plan will help you to pass on the assets and money you’ve worked so hard for throughout your life to those that you wish to receive them.
The Key Newsletter – Winter 2014
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Issue 43 of the latest market insight from Financial Services Partners.
In this issue:
Changes to deeming rules a concern for many retirees
A new opportunity to boost your super
Will you outlive your money?
To the Blue Mountains and beyond
The Economic Update - May 2014
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May 2014 - Summary
The volatility apparent in financial markets in the first quarter of 2014 continued through April. Concerns over the Chinese economy, geopolitical tensions in the Ukraine and Russia, and the outlook for global earnings all impacted markets at various points during the month. However, the one constant during the month was a continuation of the renewed global search for yield evident since the start of the year.
Federal Budget - May 2014
Keeping in Touch (2) - May 2014
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Important changes to insurance within super
From 1 July 2014, there are a number of changes to insurance within super that you need to consider when looking to protect yourself through an appropriate trauma insurance policy.
While these changes take effect from 1 July 2014, all policies established between now and 30 June 2014 retain their existing benefits.
Establishing insurance within super, or making changes to your existing cover in the next month or so, could help you to ‘lock-in’ more generous terms and conditions before …
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