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

Sourcing funds to invest

How can I set aside funds to invest? When considering accumulating wealth for future purposes, enquirers are often concerned as to how they might be able to source funds to invest - they are struggling to meet the daily/ recurring costs of living as it is! Longer term goals giving rise to such concern include: a level of financial independence in retirement; for estate planning bequests; or for establishment of a philanthropic foundation/ [...]

By |2022-01-31T19:20:59+10:00April 20, 2015|Wealth Management|0 Comments

Capping Superannuation funding

Why is capping superannuation funding in question? Governments around the world are facing debt concerns that threaten their ability to provide welfare, health, education and other services. In this scenario they are looking for ways to reduce their outgoings - and protect their revenue base. In Australia, one method the government is looking to implement to provide such protection is by capping superannuation funding. This will achieve their goal in two [...]

By |2020-08-28T11:52:39+10:00September 19, 2014|Retirement Planning Strategies|0 Comments

Budget Highlights 2014

2014 Australian Federal Budget Update Last night Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced a Federal Budget for 2014/15  that asks all Australians to bear the burden, as the Government attempts to bring the Budget back into surplus and to reduce the national debt. As expected, the budget includes a number of spending cuts and only two major spending initiatives – the introduction of an $11.6 billion infrastructure growth package and the [...]

By |2018-01-03T22:00:21+10:00May 14, 2014|Market Updates|0 Comments

Lifestyle goals achieved

Lifestyle goals achieved - and the stories from them - shared by you, can be a wealth management inspiration to others. Part of the benefits of being structured in your wealth management, includes lifestyle experiences. In this post, we are seeking input from our readers as to some of the enjoyable travel and other lifestyle experiences (checking off 'the bucket list') that they are willing to share with others. We [...]

By |2020-12-10T15:36:54+10:00September 20, 2013|General|0 Comments
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