Budget Highlights 2017

Each year after the Federal Treasurer brings down the government’s budget (or at least its aspirations of such) for the ensuing year, we summarise highlights for the benefit of our readers1. ContinuumFP’s Budget Highlights 2017 focuses on the usual key areas of Taxation, Superannuation and Social Security (Centrelink); and this year, Housing (Affordability) merits a mention. On 9 May 2017 (at 7:30 pm), Scott Morrison (Federal Treasurer) presented the Budget under [...]

By |2017-07-31T15:06:06+10:00May 16, 2017|Market Updates|0 Comments

Budget Highlights 2015

Please note the following announcements made on 12 May 2015 are the Budget Highlights as we see them. Before acting on any of these announcements please speak to one of the advisers at Continuum Financial Planners, to ensure it is appropriate to your personal situation. The following budget highlights are summarised from the 2015 Federal Budget issued by the Australian Treasurer. They are posted as an alert only: it will be important to [...]

By |2017-07-31T11:40:01+10:00May 3, 2016|Market Updates|0 Comments

Budget Highlights 2012

Budget Highlights 2012 sees a return to Budget surplus. It reflects the government's attempt to ensure that families and small business share in the benefits of the resource boom. It would be fair to say that everyone will be impacted in some way by the measures contained in the Budget itself, or by other recent announcements from the Government that will apply from 1 July 2012. We have listed below some [...]

By |2018-01-02T20:33:12+10:00May 9, 2012|Market Updates|0 Comments

Preparing a family budget

Preparing a family budget doesn't have to be hard, and it will help you understand where your money is being spent, ways to better manage personal finances, and how to save cash to meet your financial goals (including saving to invest for longer-term goals). Follow some expert tips to help you in preparing a family budget and start saving: Write down what you spend your money on The first step [...]

By |2021-06-28T09:07:45+10:00March 14, 2012|General|0 Comments

Funding Education costs

Funding education costs for their children is a prospect that exercises the minds of many families, as the demands of modern society increasingly lead our younger generations into ‘services’ rather than ‘trades’ work; and the standard of education required as a minimum, constantly increases. It is widely reported that the costs of raising children from birth until adulthood are very significant (by one recent survey, around $1,000,000 – at 2009 [...]

By |2019-02-05T10:47:36+10:00December 13, 2009|Wealth Management|0 Comments
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