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Superannuation Guarantee Explained: Who is Eligible in 2022 – 2023?

One thing that helps Australians plan for retirement is the Superannuation Guarantee (SG). With many changes impacting superannuation contributions this financial year, it’s critical to get up-to-date information on the Superannuation Guarantee and how it affects you.  The Superannuation Guarantee is a compulsory contribution that your employer makes to your super fund on your behalf.

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Superannuation Should Be Considered for Future Planning

Why Superannuation Should Be Considered for Future Planning

Superannuation is one of the most important aspects of financial planning for retirement in Australia. While it may seem like a complex and daunting topic, it’s worth taking the time to learn about retirement planning and superannuation, and how you can make the most of it.   Superannuation is essential for futureproofing your finances, ensuring that

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Should I Salary Sacrifice Super

Should I Salary Sacrifice Super? Advantages & Disadvantages

Australian residents have the option to salary sacrifice their superannuation contributions.  Salary sacrificing superannuation is an arrangement where you agree to forgo part of your salary in return for your employer making additional contributions to your super fund. The main advantage is that it can reduce your taxable income, which may put you in a

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Key person insurance and tax in Australia

Key Person Insurance & Tax in Australia: Everything You Need to Know

Key Person Insurance is common in small businesses and large corporations alike. If there is a person that your company could not continue to run effectively without, or would be significantly impaired if they had to, then that person is a Key Person and should be covered by Key Person Insurance. Key Person Insurance is

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Market linked pensions

Market Linked Pensions: Everything You Need to Know

Are you approaching the age of retirement and looking for a pension scheme that fits your lifestyle? Or maybe you have a friend or family member close to retirement who is seeking advice on pensions. Whichever it is, there are a few pension schemes in Australia that cater to people with different circumstances and needs. 

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Critical Illness Cover in Australia

Critical Illness Cover in Australia: Top 10 Questions Answered

In life, we have no way of knowing when or if we will be affected by a critical illness. Critical illness is impossible to expect, but it is possible to plan for. Having an up to date critical illness cover policy can make an enormous difference if you are diagnosed with some type of critical

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Pregnancy and maternity leave in Australia

Redundancy, Pregnancy & Maternity Leave in Australia: Your Questions Answered

The topic of redundancy and pregnancy in Australia is still quite tricky. Though Fair Work legislation outlines the entitlements of pregnant women and new parents, one in two Australian mothers still experience workplace discrimination at some point. It’s unlawful in Australia to be made redundant because of pregnancy, maternity leave, or other family responsibilities. It

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When do you pay capital tax on property

When Do You Pay Capital Gains Tax On Property in Australia?

Capital gains tax (CGT) is a complicated concept that confuses even some of the most experienced real estate investors. However, it can have a big impact on the funds you pocket when selling property assets.  If you’re planning to sell a home or land sometime in the future, it’s best to know when you’ll need

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Transition to retirement (TTR)

Transition to Retirement (TTR) Pensions: Pros, Cons & Rules to Know

Ensuring a comfortable retirement should be a top priority for everyone, especially those approaching the age of seniority. A smooth transition into retirement itself is also of consideration for many people. To do this, some opt for a retirement and superannuation planning option called a transition to retirement pension. However, there should be careful deliberation

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I've Been Made Redundant Can I Get Time Off For Job Interviews?

I’ve Been Made Redundant: Can I Get Time Off For Job Interviews?

Being made redundant by your employer can be shocking and upsetting. This is especially true if you’ve been with the company for quite some time. There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving a job, a lifestyle, and a routine that you’ve gotten used to and grown to love.  But while this news is indeed hard to

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Is Long Service Leave Paid Out On Redundancy in WA?

Is Long Service Leave Paid Out On Redundancy in WA?

Long Service Leave (LSL) is one of eleven National Employment Standards (NES). These are the minimum entitlements that must be provided to employees working in Australia. The NES covers employees who belong to the national workplace relations system. This is true regardless of registered agreement, employment contract, or award. So, is long service leave paid

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