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Source: afr.comby Stirling Larkin Many investors are scared to be on the wrong side of history when it comes to the... Read more
Source: smh.com.au I'm loving the flurry of attention – and innovation – being given to round-ups. It began with the... Read more
Source: ato.gov.au The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is providing taxpayers with simple ways to protect themselves from... Read more

Source: ato.gov.au The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding taxpayers that with the 31 October deadline fast... Read more
Source: news.com.au FOR a majority of households, Christmas shopping starts before November. Here’s why.IF you haven’t... Read more
Source: Money Magazine Working beyond 65, either part time or as a casual, can be financially beneficial when it comes to... Read more
Why do you own a business?It’s interesting to consider this because we are shocked at how many business owners haven’t taken... Read more
Source: News.com.au PROPERTY investors risk missing out on thousands of dollars of easy money by forgetting to claim some... Read more
Source: Financial Standard More than half of Australian adults say they want to spend retirement travelling, yet two thirds... Read more
Source: Canstar New research from the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has revealed disturbingly high... Read more
Source: News.com.au SUPER fund members are being urged to check their funds monthly and pay closer attention to their... Read more
Source: SMSF AdviserSwitching from salary sacrificing arrangements to personal deductible contributions may be beneficial for... Read more
Source: SMSF AdviserMembers who were receiving minimum pension payments prior to 1 July, and had to reduce their pension balance... Read more
Source: SMSF AdviserThe government has announced it will remove a loophole from legislation that allows unscrupulous employers to... Read more
Source: SMSF AdviserAn ATO draft ruling outlining the definition of ‘carrying on a business,’ could have consequences for... Read more
Source: MVtimes.comDoes financial planning differ between genders? As the old chestnut goes, “Women are from Venus, men are... Read more
Source: SMHEconomists normally assume more choice is a brilliant thing for customers. Whether we're buying groceries, shopping... Read more
Source: ABCAustralian women retire with less than half the amount of superannuation than men, and the system was designed to... Read more
Source: Money Management Half of Australians approaching retirement aged 45 to 65 said they have not started planning or are not... Read more
Source: SMHThe long-awaited legislation to give effect to small business concessions announced in last year's 2015-16 federal... Read more
Source: News.com.auCHANGES to superannuation rules next month are set to deliver workers and families some flexibility that has... Read more
Source: Money ManagementLess than half of female business owners pay themselves superannuation while many business owners in... Read more
Source: Daily TelegraphNSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has delivered on his first state Budget, revealing a billion dollar... Read more
Source: ATOAs your business develops you may need to adapt to changing needs. One common change is moving from a sole trader to a... Read more
Source: SMSF AdvisorThe ATO has addressed a series of misconceptions about the superannuation reforms, particularly in relation... Read more
Source: SMHGiven the magnitude of the superannuation changes applying from 1 July, this year's budget is most unlikely to include... Read more
Source: News.com.auA PLAN to encourage older Australians to downsize their homes and shift extra money into superannuation has... Read more
Source: The AustralianCash is flowing into self-managed super funds in the lead-up to the changes due on July 1 but it is clear... Read more
Source: SMHUnderstanding the fine details of the capital gains tax (CGT) provisions can substantially improve investment returns... Read more
Source: News.com.auHEALTH insurance hikes have kicked in and policy holders will notice their premiums will significantly... Read more
Source: SMHHow much will you need to save for a comfortable retirement? If you're clueless you're not alone. Most people, apart... Read more
Source: AFRYou don't have to have more than $1.6 million in superannuation to warrant taking action before July 1. You're going... Read more
Source: FinderThree years ago only one in three retirees expected to outlive their savings balance, now it’s one in... Read more
Source: Herald SunWOMEN are more pessimistic than men about retirement and more than three out of five say they will battle... Read more
Did you know that Australians pay almost $44 billion a year in premiums for life insurance and about 70% of life insurance... Read more
Did you know that currently, the average annual budget needed for Australians aged around 65 to live a ‘Modest Lifestyle’ in... Read more
Source: ABCYou know that feeling when you lose your wallet? You feel it in your gut, and in your chest, and the back of your... Read more
Source: SMHWith the opportunities for investing or reinvesting money into super soon to be severely limited, now's the time to... Read more
Source: Money Management  The self-employed are not taking adequate steps to prepare for their future retirement, according to... Read more
Source: SMH  Should investors make the most of the current super contribution rules before much tougher rules apply from... Read more
The Bright Wealth team will be taking a short break over Christmas from 22 December from 5pm and will return to the office in... Read more
Source: SMHIt's unusual to report good news on the financial outlook of younger generations, but here goes.Researchers from the... Read more
Source: ASX.com.auChallenging year shows the benefits of patient, long-term approach.Volatility has led the sharemarket in 2016.... Read more
Work weary? Over your job or boss? Or just dreaming about a lovely long holiday? The last one is what you should be focusing on,... Read more
Source: The Australian With the federal government’s draft legislation on the proposed changes to superannuation now released... Read more
National Australia Bank-owned MLC is urging the government to enshrine in law that the purpose of superannuation be... Read more
Almost two-thirds of surveyed Australians have not mapped out their financial future at all or have loose plans, according to the... Read more
Small businesses have been granted a short reprieve for adopting SuperStream, with the Australian Tax Office extending the... Read more
Anyone in their forties and fifties should be financially planning to live well into their nineties … anyone younger than 40... Read more
The retrospective elements of the Federal Government's superannuation changes are expected to be amended before the Budget bills... Read more
Businesses need to take note of a number of key tax changes that apply from 1 July 2016. These include:Small Business Entity... Read more
Following the announcement of the 2016/2017 Budget handed down by the Treasurer Scott Morrison last night; we have outlined in... Read more
It’s the last quarter of the financial year. It’s the best time to review your profits, estimate your tax bill and determine... Read more
 It can be hard to keep on top of all the various tax breaks and incentives small and medium businesses are eligible for. There... Read more
You can receive a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 when you hire and retain eligible mature age staff through the Australian... Read more
Source: ABC.net.auWe've heard a lot about tax changes lately. In May, the Turnbull Government will hand down its first budget and... Read more
     If your business has assets – such as vehicles, factory equipment, or property – it’s important to know when you... Read more
Source: Huffington Post AustraliaIf small business owners could ask for one thing, it would be more time in the day. Running your... Read more
Source: The AustralianAustralia’s superannuation incentives must be made “fit for (the) purpose” for reducing retirees’... Read more
Spring clean your finances!The start of spring is an ideal time of year to conduct a review on your current financial position.... Read more
 One of the key points we discuss with every Bright Wealth client is their understanding of the Money Game, knowing where... Read more