Category: Tax

Australians delay retirement by three years
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Australians are delaying retirement by an average three years as cuts to the age pension and low interest rates force people to rethink their savings plans. A survey by research firm Roy Morgan conducted last October found that the average … Continue reading

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November Update
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November is here and as always it opens with the race that stops a nation. But the Melbourne Cup has been eclipsed by an even bigger race this month, and that’s the home stretch to the US Presidential election on … Continue reading

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End of Financial Year Update and Strategies
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After a long spell of milder weather, winter is finally here, but the upcoming federal election will be providing plenty of heat for the next few weeks at least. With significant changes to superannuation, business tax and negative gearing in … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2015 Summary
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After criticism that his first budget was too tough and unfair, Treasurer Joe Hockey has used his second budget to restore the confidence of ordinary Australians and shift the focus to jobs, growth and opportunity. Gone is the talk of … Continue reading

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5 Changes starting on 1 July
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Olivia was interviewing on ABC Radio on some new changes starting on 1 July 2014. Listen here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFSFLP-mHw   Source: ABC Radio

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The 1 Million Milestone for Super
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With more than a 26 per cent growth in four years and more than $560 billion dollars in assets, the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) industry has hit an incredible milestone – 1 million members. With an average balance of more … Continue reading

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Get the most from End of Financial Year Super Incentives
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With the talk of working longer and the emphasis on taking care of your own retirement, here are some super incentives you may be able to take advantage of. Consider these before the end of financial year. Salary sacrifice Salary … Continue reading

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What is your Age Pension age?
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The Federal Budget this week has announced that from 1 July 2025, the Age Pension qualifying age will continue to rise by six months every two years, from the qualifying age of 67 years that will apply by that time, … Continue reading

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Olivia features on Channel 9 for the Federal Budget Wrap Up
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Join Olivia on Nine News tonight talking about the impact on the Federal Budget.  Headline story with Laurie Oakes and Ross Greenwood.       To read more about the budget changes click here Olivia Maragna is the co-founder of Aspire Retire … Continue reading

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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014
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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014 May 2014: ‘Pain with a purpose’ Treasurer Joe Hockey’s maiden budget delivers some bitter medicine to all Australians in a bid to shrink the deficit. Despite the emergency rhetoric, the underlying deficit forecast was … Continue reading

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