Aged care

Blogs with the keyword "Aged care"

The fine art of the ‘staycation’

21 Sep 2020

With 2020 travel plans seriously curtailed, it's become increasingly important to find new and interesting activities to do from the comfort of your own home – especially when you need a stay at home vacation ie, a ‘staycation’.

News from our CEO

26 Jun 2020

An update from our CEO, Terry Dillon.  Watch his video message.

Investment market review - Quarter-ended 31 March 2020

25 Jun 2020

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

Striking the right balance with your investment

25 Jun 2020

In this article we look at investment rebalancing, and how a structured and disciplined approach to rebalancing can ensure your portfolio remains appropriate to your circumstances.

Shadforth in the community

25 Jun 2020

We understand the importance of giving back to our community. That’s why we’ve partnered with The Funding Network to help three passionate non-profit leaders working in the mental health space.

End of year strategies

25 Jun 2020

We outline tax deductions for working from home, super contribution opportunities and the Government’s temporary financial relief initiatives in response to the Coronavirus crisis.

Innovation in a time of crisis

25 Jun 2020

The Coronavirus is a defining moment for humankind, and one that will change the complexion of our lives for the foreseeable future.

EOFY 2020

26 May 2020

Want to get the most out of your tax return this year? Shadforth shares tax-efficient tips and strategies for EOFY 2020.

The Government’s stimulus package in response to the Coronavirus

31 Mar 2020

We look at the Government’s economic stimulus package in response to coronavirus, and the measures that may be relevant to you.

Market Insight – Coronavirus

26 Mar 2020

Our Chief Investment Officer, Dan Farmer, looks at the share market impact of the coronavirus and the response to date from policymakers.

The electric car revolution

23 Mar 2020

Vehicles powered by fossil fuels are one of the major contributors to global warming and air pollution. With transportation the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia1, one way of reducing your carbon footprint, living more sustainably and saving money, could be through the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV).

Investment market review - Quarter-ended 31 December 2019

18 Mar 2020

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

Insurance and succession planning for small businesses

18 Mar 2020

When you start out in business, your focus is likely to be on growth and managing day-to-day activities. Then, as your business expands, things get more complex. Perhaps you take on more employees, acquire more assets or develop your product and service offering.

67 is the new 65

18 Mar 2020

Over the last 20 years, since 1999, the percentage of Australians age 65 years or over increased from 12.3% to 15.9%. This group is projected to increase more rapidly over the next decade, as more baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) turn 65.1

Sustainable Investment - aligning your investments with your values

18 Mar 2020

The recent devastating bushfires in Australia have driven the climate change conversation further up the political and public agenda. Industry is also responding with Blackrock, the world’s largest fund manager, recently pledging to toughen its stance on climate change by reducing its investment exposure to thermal coal.

News from our CEO

18 Mar 2020

Terry Dillon, CEO provides an update on the challenging start to the new year, the global forces driving market uncertainty and Shadforth becoming a certified fiduciary advice firm.

Coronavirus market update

16 Mar 2020

Our Research Team look at the factors that have driven recent share market volatility, and investigate the historical impacts of epidemics on investment markets.

Giving and leaving a legacy

28 Nov 2019

Traditionally, Christmas and the end of the year is seen as a time of giving to those less fortunate. But why stop giving at Christmas? We look at ways you can give in a meaningful way.

Investment market review - Quarter-ended 30 September 2019

28 Nov 2019

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

The lay of the land - is property still a viable investment?

28 Nov 2019

In this article we provide an overview of the current state of the Australian property market, outline alternatives to investing in residential property and explain how you can reduce your tax liability and boost your retirement income.

Fitness and finance at your fingertips

28 Nov 2019

In today’s technology-driven world, we’re expected to be available, online, at any time. But with frequent studies telling us technology overuse is bad for our productivity, our sleep, our relationships and even our mental health, is it time to go offline?

Drawing down on your super - rewards and risks

28 Nov 2019

You’ve spent your life accumulating your super and now you’re nearing retirement and the next phase of your life. What are the options for transitioning to retirement and, once you retire completely, how can you avoid the risk of your super running out before you do?

News from our CEO

28 Nov 2019

Message from Terry Dillon – Shadforth CEO.

Are avocados to blame for housing affordability?

14 Oct 2019

Australian Demographer Bernard Salt wrote a tongue in cheek article for The Australian in 2016 about observing “young people who order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more”.

Presidential tweets and inverted yield curves

28 Aug 2019

There has been a lot of media attention on inverted yield curves and what they say about an economy. Contrary to belief, it's not always an indicator of a looming recession.

Keeping it in the family

19 Aug 2019

We spend our life planning for what lies ahead, but it’s also important to think about what we leave behind. This article examines why it’s important to involve your loved ones in the discussion.

Advantages and disadvantages of insurance in super

19 Aug 2019

Find out what to consider when selecting your life insurance cover.

Investment market review - quarter ended 30 June 2019

19 Aug 2019

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

What's new in super and tax this financial year?

19 Aug 2019

The 2019/2020 financial year introduces some new opportunities to save for your retirement through super. We also provide an overview of the ‘protecting your super’ legislation and personal income tax changes.

Toxic tech: is it time to take a break?

19 Aug 2019

In today’s technology-driven world, we’re expected to be available, online, at any time. But with frequent studies telling us technology overuse is bad for our productivity, our sleep, our relationships and even our mental health, is it time to go offline?

Is it time to go off-grid?

15 May 2019

Once considered a radical way to live, many Australians are now viewing an off-grid lifestyle as both economically and environmentally savvy. We delve into some of the pros and cons and to help you determine whether it’s a good choice for you.

Shedding light on financial exposure

15 May 2019

Financial exposure is the gap between the level of life insurance required to meet your basic needs and the level of insurance you actually have in place in case an unexpected health event occurs. Financial exposure is a growing problem in Australia. This article looks at some of the reasons for this and why it’s important to minimise your financial exposure.

Economic outlook for 2019

15 May 2019

Overall, we are likely to see a slowdown in growth for both the Australian and global economies over the next year. Upcoming elections, including our own Federal election, will have a major influence on the economy as will government spending.

Super dependants

15 May 2019

If you have a superannuation fund, you’ve probably been asked to nominate your beneficiary. But, super fund trustees can only pay your super death benefit to eligible dependants1 or to the legal personal representative of your estate. Here’s what you and your family need to know.

2019 Federal Budget announcement

03 Apr 2019

Find out how the Federal Budget proposals could affect you.

News from our CEO

01 Jan 1970

An update from our CEO, Terry Dillon.

SMSFS

01 Jan 1970

Investment market review - Quarter-ended 30 June 2020

01 Jan 1970

The Research team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

Negative earnings and the impact on super

01 Jan 1970

The impact of COVID-19 on investment markets means many Australians have a smaller super balance compared to the start of 2020. The impact of negative earnings impacts the value of the taxable and preserved components in your super. We explain using some case studies.

Help your clients make an even bigger impact with tax-deductible giving this financial year

01 Jan 1970

Help your clients make an even bigger impact  with tax-deductible giving this financial year

Redundancy: a taxing time

01 Jan 1970

In this article we look at investment rebalancing, and how a structured and disciplined approach to rebalancing can ensure your portfolio remains appropriate to your circumstances.

The impact of irrational decisions on investment performance

01 Jan 1970