Archives for July 2015

10 Habits of Genuinely Charming People

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite and even rude people who are extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we’re all more likely to build professional and personal relationships and do business with people we like, we’re naturally drawn to individuals who are polite, modest, … [Read more...]

Centrelink Age Pension changes to commence 1.1.2017

The Senate has recently passed measures announced in the Budget in May 2015. New Asset Test cut-off thresholds for full payments have been announced as below: Benefit Recipient                       Old Threshold          New Threshold Single homeowner                          $202,000           … [Read more...]

The Real Value of Income from Shares

WHY SHARE INCOME CAN BE HIGHLY TAX-EFFECTIVE INCOME Term deposits and bonds pay predictable income at regular intervals. But the income they pay is fully taxable. Conversely, share income in Australia can be very tax effective because our ‘dividend imputation’ system means that if the company … [Read more...]

Greek Financial Crisis 2015

The Greek financial and political crisis continues to run its course. Whilst the Greeks continue to not take responsibility for their own predicament, markets around the world have shown some volatility. Attached are two views on the current situation from Macquarie and Shane Oliver of … [Read more...]