What millennials are thinking about investing and retirement
Vanguard surveyed more than 850 millennials in the U.S. currently aged 24 to 39, who make at least US$50,000 per year, as part of a broader study on how people across different generations feel about retirement, investing, and financial advice during market volatility.
Capital preservation front of mind for SMSF returns
SMSF investors will increasingly be attracted to investments offering capital preservation post-COVID, with volatile markets and lower dividends compromising their ability to meet investment objectives, according to an asset manager.
Comprehensive list of COVID-19 initiatives and packages.
The response by our Governments to the COVID-19 crisis has been a very good one. Following is a comprehensive listing of links to important Federal and State initiatives and programs since the pandemic began.
Most SMSFs are still poorly diversified
Data only just released by the Australian Tax Office, detailing the asset allocations for all SMSFs in the quarter to the end of June, shows there was still a large investment weighting at that time towards cash and term deposits.
Related party purchases must be clean
Trustees must ensure any purchase from a related party is not a proxy for a loan or financial assistance to avoid breaching their obligations.
How your coming tax cut could pay off
Over the coming weeks, around 12 million working Australians will start receiving extra cash in their pay packets as a result of changes to personal income tax brackets announced by the federal government.
Majority of retirees expected to fall short on retirement savings
Recent research has revealed that more than half of retirees are projected to fall short of their desired retirement income level by more than 10 per cent, says Russell Investments.
Monitoring super performance critical in light of new measures
While the government has announced plans to increase governance over the performance of super funds, super members will still need to actively monitor the performance of their fund to avoid being stapled to an underperforming one, says a mid-tier firm.