30 May 2014
Do you know how to spot the difference between good and bad financial advice?
22 May 2014
You bet it does. You see, we have a habit of spending our money in after-tax dollars. So if we are relying on our investments to fund our lifestyle in retirement those investments will need to work harder if our return is being eroded away by excessive amounts of income or capital gains tax along the way.
20 May 2014
The last couple of months have seen a significant escalation in tension between doctors and Qld Health over the terms of the proposed contracts for SMO and VMO practitioners.
16 May 2014
Earning a high income is a great start to financial success, but it's what you do with your money that dictates whether you will ultimately succeed or fail.
16 May 2014
A family member of mine recently underwent a tough battle with an aggressive leukaemia. As many have experienced, the constant hospital stays, doctor visits and general care required by such an illness can turn a family upside down.
12 May 2014
With many recent changes to superannuation, it is important to be informed about how the new legislation will affect you and your family.
17 Apr 2014
As brothers, David and Craig Raits have always been close. They studied the same subjects at school, obtained the same degree at university, became CPAs, and even now work for the same company.
10 Apr 2014
There's no doubt that Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF) have received a lot of attention in the press over the past few years.
10 Apr 2014
It is often suggested that some of the smartest people in the world work in financial markets. Unfortunately, intelligence doesn't necessarily equate to the ability to correctly and consistently predict the movements of markets and individual securities.
09 Apr 2014
The transfer of wealth from one generation to another requires careful thought about all of your assets and liabilities. Having an effective estate plan helps ensure your assets, or the control of your assets, pass to your desired beneficiaries with minimal disruption and in the most tax-efficient manner.
25 Mar 2014
Recently the Federal Government introduced legislation that would result in Account Based Pensions being subject to 'deeming' from 1 January 2015. This legislation has now passed Parliament.
18 Mar 2014
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable" – John Kenneth Galbraith