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Thinking of Retirement in Australia’s Tropical North? Don’t Throw Out Your Winter Woolies Just Yet.

Have you considered moving north for the warm and quiet tropical life? You’re certainly not alone.   Recently, Australia, especially Tropical North Queensland, has become the haven for retirees and people looking for a calmer lifestyle, away from the hoopla of the city life. This stands true for not only Australians but also for many migrants opting to move to Australia for their post retirement life.   Queensland’s…

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Making Voluntary Super Contributions

We all think that extra cash now could be put to good use for retirement. But we often balk because its too complex and then there’s also the threat of the tax man waiting around the corner ready to pick you up and shake you down.   Read on to find out: How $30 a week can bring you $90,000 in retirement How to claim a 18% tax offset and build up your spouses super How to get the government to match your additional…

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How to downsize and pocket $200,000 for your retirement without paying tax!

Now that the kids have moved on, are you looking to unlock your biggest investment to date by downsizing from your big family home but are worried about the tax man?   You’re not alone, many Australian’s would like to see their years of hard work that has been put into paying off their mortgage convert into a nice pay day when they sell the big (and now empty) family home to purchase something smaller.   There…

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Buying Property In Retirement

At some point in your working life you’ll be faced with the prospect of either buying property or looking at the stock market. I don’t know about you, but I was always pretty lousy at Monopoly, so I couldn’t see how I’d be any better in real life.   Were you the one to end up with Mayfair and Park Lane every time? Lets take a look at your options now.   Real estate, residential and commercial,…

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When And How Do I Get My Hands On My Super?

Accessing your superannuation is usually only allowed when you meet certain conditions of release stipulations set forth by the Australian Taxation Office. Usually, this involves reaching your ‘preservation age’ and cashing out the funds for your retirement age purposes. If you have reached your preservation age, but are under 65 and remain gainfully employed, Australian laws state you may access your benefits and consider…

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The Real Story With Self Managed Super Funds

Self-managed superfunds provide a way for Australians to have better control of their retirement investment accounts. Superfunds, technically known as SMSF or self-managed super fund, pool investors’ money together in one large account. The most popular investments are Australian-listed shares plus term and cash deposits. Learning as much as you can about this topic can protect you and your finances. You must understand the…

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How Much Super Will You Need In Retirement?

As you approach retirement, you should make plans to ensure that you can truly enjoy your golden years. One of the most important aspects of retirement planning is, of course, deciding how much money you will need to live comfortably. Completing a few simple steps can help you ensure that you are ready for the future. Remember that superannuation consolidation is particularly important the closer you get to your target retirement…

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Retirement Happiness: The Websites to Get You There

Many people dream about a comfortable retirement. Very few put a plan in place to ensure they live the retirement they dream of. The key to retirement bliss is in getting organised and starting a plan. In preparing for retirement, start with some basic research. Consider the following websites to get you started with your retirement planning.   www.livingto100.com gauges life expectancy. It is important to have a sense of how…

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Do Your Kids Deserve Your Inheritance?

Life is very different today compared to 20-30 years ago. People are living longer because of enormous medical breakthroughs but money isn’t stretching as far. Superannuation and pension funds are very different. So more planning is needed. According to a well-known financial guru, you need at least $1,000,000 to retire comfortably. So, imagine you’re in that position. As husband and wife, you have both reached retirement age and have…

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Investing Abroad Or In Australia?

If you have money to invest, you can invest here in Australia and/or overseas. Australia’s share market is only 2% of the world’s total share market so there are plenty of extra options if you’re keen to invest in Europe, Asia or the US.   It’s important to talk to a financial expert unless you have enough knowledge or you could lose your money easily. Countries can go through tough times so you need to always keep your finger on…

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