Superannuation Advice

Superannuation has tax concessions in both accumulation and pension phase which make it an important part of financial planning for employees, self-employed and retirees alike.

We help work through the different types of superannuation contributions available to you and the caps that apply.  Good superannuation advice is just as much about avoiding costly mistakes as it is taking advantage of the right options such as:

  • Salary sacrifice,
  • Spouse contributions/splitting,
  • Co-contributions,
  • Personal contributions (concessional or non-concessional)
  • Downsizer contributions.

If you have or are considering a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) then we can help you assess whether it is right for you, and to set up and maintain one going forward.  We also work with retail super funds, employer funds, government schemes and industry funds.  In short, it’s about what works for you, not what works for us!

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Latest insights

Whilst there is often no single cause for market volatility, there are some conditions that can lead to it. In recent times, we have seen concerns about when interest rates and inflation, the perception of a housing market bubble, and instability in global affairs affect the ability of investors to obtain a reliable picture of the future. While these kinds of stories are not new and may not have triggered the recent stock market fall, they are some of the forces at play in the current market turmoil.
The type of concession card you may be eligible for is based on your age and circumstances. A Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) is issued to pensioners, a Low Income Health Care Card (LIHCC), is issued to someone on lower income, regardless of their age, and a Commonwealth Seniors health Card (CSHC), is available to someone who is above age pension age and doesn’t qualify for any social security payment.
The last 3 years in markets have been a challenging time, first came COVID and then the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Household consumption is the primary force behind economic growth and it’s been experiencing a difficult combination of soaring mortgage rates, increased living expenses and persistent inflation. Together, these things are causing a decrease in disposable income. These strains are likely to persist for a while yet and are causing the short-term fluctuations you might be seeing in your portfolios, depending on your level of share exposure.