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Liberal versus Labor: How they will tinker with your super

With the federal election less than a week away, many Australians are wondering how their nest egg will be impacted by the different policies.  With superannuation being a near $3 trillion-dollar pot of gold for the parties, we look at how the Liberals and Labor Party may tinker with your retirement plans. Adding extra to…

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Australians delay retirement by three years

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 age of individuals planning to retire over the next 12 months was 61, up from…

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End of Financial Year Update and Strategies

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 the offing, the outcome of this election could also have a material impact on the…

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Federal Budget 2015 Summary

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 a budget emergency. Instead, the Coalition government has unveiled nearly $10 billion in spending initiatives…

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5 Changes starting on 1 July

Olivia was interviewing on ABC Radio on some new changes starting on 1 July 2014. Listen here –   Source: ABC Radio

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The 1 Million Milestone for Super

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 than $543,000 per member, the growth of SMSF’s has continued with another 6374 net establishments…

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Get the most from End of Financial Year Super Incentives

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 sacrifice is not for everyone but it can be an effective strategy to reduce tax…

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Aspire Retire Federal Budget Analysis 2014

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 revised from $33.9 billion in the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook to $29.8 billion in…

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Boosting your retirement savings

Money with Olivia Maragna: Boosting your retirement savings on 612ABC Radio Brisbane real online casinos How much superannuation do you have?  How much superannuation do you need? When you start working you don't care about super, in the middle of working, you're too busy to care!  But all of sudden you're retiring, and then you…

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Olivia talks to Business Insider – How Dealing With Retirement Early In Your Career Can Pay Off

Weight loss isn’t often used as an analogy for retirement planning, though success in both can come from keeping the steps you take simple, said the CEO and co-founder of Aspire Retire Olivia Maragna. It’s hard to stick with fad diets, as they’re too complicated. In the same way, it’s hard to reach financial goals when the…

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Tips & traps of salary sacrifice

You've probably heard of salary sacrificing, but how well do you understand it? write my paper You can use it to contribute to superannuation funds – even lease for motor vehicles. So, is it something that you should or shouldn't do? Financial expert and Australia's adviser of the year, Olivia Maragna from Aspire Retire Financial…

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New super changes starting 1 July

The Government made some changes to the superannuation system recently.  These include – Super guarantee to rise from 9% to 9.25%. Increase in superannaution contribution cap for over 60's from $25,000 to $35,000. New super guarantee requirements for workers over 70.  Financial Adviser and recently named Australia's adviser of the year, Olivia Maragna from Aspire Retire…

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